This video from Britain is called Pride, Official Trailer #1 (2014) – Bill Nighy, Andrew Scott. Historical Comedy HD.
From daily The Morning Star in Britain:
Pride director defends US marketing of the hit DVD
Wednesday 7th January 2015
Wording and imagery on the cover was changed for the US release, including the removal of references to the Lesbians and Gays Support the Miners group.
Speaking on BBC radio, director Matthew Warchus said: “I think someone in the marketing department in the US used their marketing judgement to try to remove any barrier to the widest possible audience.
“It’s clumsily done but I understand it and it’s a valid instinct.”
The film tells the story of a group of lesbian and gay activists who are determined to do their bit to help striking miners in Thatcher’s Britain.
Despite encountering resistance on both sides, they develop a moving bond with a pit community in south Wales.
What a sad news about this, in itself great, movie. After airbrushing away (except for one brief allusion) that Mark Ashton, one of the protagonists in the film, was not only a LGBTQ activist, but also a communist, ‘because of the United States film market’. After self-censorship about naming Rupert Murdoch‘s media as the authors of the ‘Pits and Perverts’ attack on LGBTQ-miners’ solidarity.
It is bad enough that there is now self-censorship in media and among authors because of NSA spying. We don’t need any more (self-)censorship, because of fear of homophobes on the United States movie market.