The Death and Life of Marsha P. Johnson, directed by David France, debuts on Netflix October 6
The new trailer for The Death and Life of Marsha P. Johnson, the film about the trans and gay rights activist who played a key role in the Stonewall Riots, debuted on Tuesday, quickly racking up more than 12,000 views on YouTube.
Netflix, which earlier in the summer acquired the documentary directed by David France, will release the film on its worldwide platform October 6.
Marsha P. Johnson was the Rosa Parks of the LGBT movement.
The film currently enjoys a 100-percent fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes. It explores not only Johnson's impact on the nascent LGBT rights movement, but the continuing mystery over her death. On July 6, 1992 her body was found floating in the Hudson River off lower Manhattan. The case was ruled a suicide, but many fellow activists felt the NYPD failed to investigate adequately.
In the documentary, one of Johnson's friends launches her own effort to discover the truth about what happened to Johnson. Watch the trailer below.
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