The 2014 British film Pride tells the true story of gay activists who raised money for families affected by the British miners’ strike in 1984. Directed by Matthew Warchus and starring Bill Nighy, Dominic West, Andrew Scott, and Paddy Considine, Pride won Cannes Film Festival’s 2014 Queer Palm, an award for LGBT-relevant films. However, you wouldn’t know it based on the DVD cover for the film’s US release.
Distributed by CBS Films, the US version of Pride omits all references to homosexuality. The plot synopsis on the film’s website makes specific mention of the “London-based group of gay and lesbian activists”; however, the DVD’s back cover omits reference to the group’s sexuality, saying only, “London-based activists.” Additionally, a banner in a promo photo reading “Lesbians & Gays support the miners” does not appear at all on the DVD cover.
CBS Films says it’s investigating the matter. Below, watch the film’s trailer.