New Marsha P Johnson biopic praised as ‘real Stonewall story’

A new trailer for the film has been compared to Roland Emmerich’s recent version of the riots.
A trailer has been released for a new biopic focusing on trans activist Marsha P Johnson.
Starring trans actress and Oscar hopeful Mya Taylor in the lead role, the short film charts the lead up to the Stonewall rising and has been praised for its depiction of trans women of colour, leading many to compare it to recent flop Stonewall. 

The Roland Emmerich film is based on the 1969 Stonewall riots, which are often considered the birthplace of the gay rights movement. Prior to release, the film came under fire amid claims of whitewashing and trans-erasure, after the first trailer suggested it would be centred on a white middle-class gay hero. Though Emmerich and the film’s star Jeremy Irvine both defended it, it has been panned by critics and audiences alike. Read more via PinkNews