Author Archives: Bess Watts

About Bess Watts

Bess Watts is President of CSEA Local 828 and national Vice President of Pride at Work AFL-CIO, a constituency group that represents the interests of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender workers.



Welcome to tonight’s showing of the 2014 British film Pride, an award-winning biographical comedy-drama which was inspired by an extraordinary true story.  The screenplay was written by Stephen Beresford and directed by Matthew Warchus.

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Kinky Boots

Film stillKinky Boots, the 2005 British-American comedy-drama written by Geoff Deane and Tim Firth and directed by Julian Jarrold, was the inspiration for the hit Broadway musical of the same name that just won 6 Tony awards.

The film tells the story of a 5th generation men’s shoe-maker, Charlie Price (played by Joel Edgerton), who inherits the failing family business and struggles to rescue the factory which is at the economic  heart of the little village of Northampton, England. Continue reading