Pride sees a London based gay activist group work to help miners during their lengthy strike of the National Union of Mineworkers in the summer of 1984 after they identify the same pattern of bullying, harassment, and breaches of the law that they have to suffer every day of their lives for being gay.
What follows is a dramatization of the true story surrounding the events in 1984/85 England.
That might sound dense and boring as a blurb but what Pride does is bring a sense of charm and constant comedic positivity to its narrative that it is physically impossible not to be bowled over by its relentless appeal, making Pride as much a comedy as it is a drama.
While it’s been promoted mostly as a comedy because of these reasons, describing Pride as merely a comedy in reality does it a very little justice. It is certainly as funny as it is charming from its start to its finish; along with that though comes a real world consciousness of Britain in the 1980s during the miners’ strike and a broad sense of the national state of mind at the time, from a working family’s perspective, from a homosexual perspective, and from a heterosexual perspective.