Common Sense Note
Parents need to know that Stonewall is a fictional drama about the hustling, homeless street kids involved in the real-life 1969 riots in New York City that sparked the gay-rights movement. Given the "free love" vibe of the era it's set in, you can expect a lot of sex and language, from scenes of hustlers performing sex acts for money to same-sex couples kissing and making love. The sex scenes aren't explicit, but they occasionally include brief partial nudity from the side or back. Language includes plenty of "f--k," "s--t," "a--hole," "bitch," and anti-gay slurs. It's worth noting that members of the LGBTQ community have criticized the film and its director, Roland Emmerich (who is gay), for focusing the movie on a fictional straight-seeming white gay teen instead of on actual people involved in the Stonewall riots.
Several scenes of kissing, hustling (performing sexual acts for money), and having sex. Most of the scenes are silhouetted or otherwise non-explicit, like when Danny sees that in a dark alley, dozens of couples are having sex. During oral sex scenes, the camera cuts to the face of the recipient. Partial nudity -- one scene shows a man naked from behind, and in other scenes men are shown stripped down to their underwear.
Cops brutally beat gay men with sticks and threaten to force them to perform sexual acts. Unseen customers beat up hustling teen boys. The police forcefully arrest protestors, who are also being violent toward the police and even light the club on fire.
Frequent use of strong language, including "f--k," "f---tard," "s--t," "bitch," "a--hole," "motherf--ker," and many homophobic insults: "f----t," "dyke," "queen," etc. Also "Jesus Christ" as an exclamation.
Shows the necessity of anti-discrimination laws and the value of support systems. Encourages action to protest unsafe and unfair conditions and situations.
Drugs / Tobacco /
Adults and teens drink and smoke and do drugs in the clubs, streets, and just hanging out in the Village.