Steelers: The World’s First Gay Rugby Team

Saturday August 29th 2020, 5:00 pm

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Runtime: 80 mins

Language: English

Director: Eammon Ashton-Atkinson

Country: UK, 2020

Genre: Documentary, Gay, Historical

Runtime: 80 minutes

In 1995 in a pub in London’s King’s Cross, a group of friends discussed the idea of a gay rugby club and the first gay rugby team was born - the Kings Cross Steelers. Twenty-five years later, there are 60 clubs worldwide. Eammon Ashton-Atkinson’s heartfelt documentary travels to Amsterdam as the Kings Cross Steelers attempt victory at the Bingham Cup. Along the way, we meet some of the team. There’s Drew, prop by day, drag queen by night; Simon, who found a much-needed support system at the club; and lesbian head coach Nic, who is very proud of her “boys”. Steelers is an inspiring testament to the power of teamwork and friendship.