Far too loosely based on Stonewall,
Martin Duberman's expert account of the gay rights movement, this crude fictionalization of the events leading up to the momentous 1969 riot at the Stonewall Inn -- generally considered the movement's starting point --
peters out long before the first brickbat is thrown. Young, idealistic Matty Dean (Frederick Weller) arrives in swinging Greenwich Village in search of the sexual freedom his small town youth denied him. Matty finds love in the cross-dressed form of LaMiranda (Guillermo Diaz), denizen of the
disreputable Stonewall Inn, but must also face an ugly reality: police shakedowns of gay bars and the brutal harassmen...