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Video: John Waters’ 1970s version of gay equality

In 1974, the movie Female Trouble, arguably regarded as writer/director John Water‘s low-budget masterpiece, couched the idea of gay assimilation from a backhanded and perverse perspective, only five years after the Stonewall riots in New York ignited the modern gay rights movement.

It’s a long road from Stonewall in NYC to the struggle over Prop 8 in California, but it’s clearly the same road.