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Paul and Corey Cross the Streams: Season 4, Episode 12 [Pride and Prejudice - ‘Pride’ (2014)]

Paul and Corey Cross the Streams is a bi-monthly podcast in which hosts Paul Pakler and Corey Pepper watch and review streaming content. It's the Great American Podcast where two friends learn about life as they float down the river of streaming services.

Who says Pride is only 30 days? Paul and Corey are discussing queer films in this month’s theme, “Pride and Prejudice.” This week, Paul’s friend recommended the British film, Pride (2014). Based on the true story of the small organization (created by communist and gay-right activist Mark Ashton) Lesbians and Gays Support the Miners (LGSM) success in fundraising for the National Union of Mineworkers’ (NUM) yearlong (1984-1985) strike against Margaret Thatcher’s neoliberal assault. With a star-studded cast, the film does a truly brilliant job of combining the personal and the political, showing how solidarity works to overcome prejudice and distrust and builds power, and rejecting the tendency of stories like this to lionize a heroic leader – instead showing how people working together gets the goods.

This Month's Theme: Pride and Prejudice

This Episode's Focus: Pride (2014)

Host's Choice
: Paul Pakler

Stream on Amazon Prime; Rent on YouTube, Google Play, Vudu, Apple TV

Corey's Recipe Recommendations for This Episode:
Fish Fingers and Choux Pastry



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