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US Pride cover edits out gay plot

Pride's US DVD release has had any mention of homosexuality in the storyline edited out of the cover.

The film was released to critical acclaim in the UK last year, telling the story of a group of gay and lesbian activists who lent their support to the miners' strike in Eighties Britain. But the blurb on the US DVD cover glosses over key parts of the plot.

According to Pink News, the US cover reads: "Pride is inspired by an extraodinary true story. It's the summer of 1984 and much of blue-collar Great Britain is on strike.

"For one tiny Welsh village, the strike brings unexpected visitors - a group of London-based activists who decide to raise money to support strikers' families and want to make their donations in person."

However, the original blurb for the film when it was released in the UK read: "Pride is inspired by an extraordinary true story.

"It's the summer of 1984, Margaret Thatcher is in power and the National Union of Mineworkers is on strike, prompting a London-based group of gay and lesbian activists to raise money to support the strikers' families."

As well as shanges to wording, the original cover shows a banner being held up that reads "Lesbians and Gays Support the Miners" - but the banner is missing from the same image on the US version.

The DVD was released in the US on December 23 and is due to go on sale in the UK in March.

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