The Gay and Lesbian Film Critics have just released their nominations for the Dorian Awards, and Stonewall received a surprise nomination.
Stonewall joins The Boy Next Door, Magic Mike XXL, Fifty Shades of Grey, and Jupiter Ascending as a nominee for “Campy Flick of the Year.”
As you may remember, Stonewall attracted instant ire the second the trailer was released.
People accused it of “whitewashing” LGBTQ history, the stars were forced to defend it, and when it finally did come out, it was savaged by critics. Director Roland Emmerich promised that people “wouldn’t hate it once they saw it.”
This proved to be untrue. The film did quite poorly at the box office and earned a dismal 9% at Rotten Tomatoes.
As far as the quality gay cinema that got real nods from the group, period lesbian drama Carol got multiple nominations and transgender comedy Tangerine got nods for LGBTQ Film of the Year, Best Director for Sean Baker, and standouts Mya Taylor and Kitana Kiki Rodriguez were both nominated for the “We’re Wilde About You!” Rising Star Award.
The winners are announced on January 19th, and will be feted in L.A. in early March.