While a big budget Hollywood flick is white washing, erasing and minimizing the trans woc who were the riot leaders of Stonewall there is an independent movie right now in post-production titled “Happy Birthday, Marsha!” which centres on Marsha P. Johnson in the lead-up to the riots which features Sylvia Rivera, Andorra Marks, Bambi L’Amour, Junior. Sad thing is it won’t have the same marketing push as a film from the guy who brought you Independence Day or the recent Godzilla.
Official statement from the movie’s website: “We truly believe how we tell the stories of our heroes matters, so we are drawing upon our community to make this film because we have an opportunity to make a movie written, directed and produced by people living Sylvia & Marsha’s legacy through our own work. It’s been 45 years since the Stonewall rebellion yet the leading role that street queens, trans women of color and gender non-conforming people had during the riots hasn’t received the recognition it deserves. By making Happy Birthday, Marsha!,we are seeking to change that.”
If you’d like to donate and support this independent film here is a link to donate: http://www.happybirthdaymarsha.com/donate/