Updated: Jun 2, 2022
June has just started and with it, the Pride Month! Here we curated 10 new and old movies and TV shows to watch and celebrate this colorful month. Share this list with friends and family, especially with those who need to open their minds and understand that love is love (you know what we mean, right? ;) ).
Grab your popcorn and enjoy!
Set in the world of the original 2018 film “Love, Simon,” the series follows Victor, a new student at Creekwood High School on his own journey of self-discovery, facing challenges at home, adjusting to a new city, and struggling with his sexual orientation. When it all seems too much, he reaches out to Simon to help him navigate the ups and downs of high school.
Season 3 premieres on June 15.
2. The Chi on Showtime
Jake, Papa, and Kevin must confront the harsh reality of how the world views young, Black men in the aftermath of an act of police brutality. As the three friends reckon with a broken system, the aftershocks ripple across the South Side.
Season 5 premieres on June 26.
3. The Book of Queer on Discovery+
From trans-Indian warriors to gay Roman emperors, these colorful and often titillating tales give history a much-needed, head-to-toe makeover.
4. First Kill on Netflix
Based on series creator V.E. Schwab's short story, this romance drama with bite stars Sarah Catherine Hook and Imani Lewis.
Premieres on June 10.
5. This is Going to Hurt on AMC+
This Is Going to Hurt, is based on Adam Kay’s award-winning international memoir of the same name with episodes dropping weekly. It follows Whishaw’s Adam, a doctor finding his way through the ranks of the hospital hierarchy. While he’s junior enough to suffer the crippling hours, he’s also senior enough to face a constant barrage of terrifying responsibilities. Adam clings to his personal life as he is increasingly overwhelmed by stresses at work: the 97-hour weeks, the life-and-death decisions, and all the while knowing the hospital parking meter is earning more than him.
6. Tangerine on Netflix
Tangerine focuses on a transgender sex worker who, after getting out of prison, finds out her boyfriend has been cheating on her. She decides to storm through Tinseltown with her fellow friend to confront him.
7. The Way He Looks on Netflix
Set against the music of Belle and Sebastian, Daniel Ribeiro's coming-of-age tale, The Way He Looks is a fun Brazilian movie with a tender story about friendship and the complications of young love. Leo is a blind teenager who’s fed up with his overprotective mother and the bullies at school. Looking to assert his independence, he decides to study abroad to the dismay of his best friend, Giovana. When Gabriel, the new kid in town, teams with Leo on a school project, new feelings blossom in him that make him reconsider his plans. Meanwhile, Giovana, grows jealous of this newfound companionship as tensions mount between her and Leo.
8. The Death and Life Of John F. Donovan on Hulu
A decade after the death of an American TV star, a young actor reminisces the written correspondence he once shared with the former, as well as the impact those letters had on both their lives.
9. Portrait of a Lady on Fire on Netflix
Marianne is hired to secretly paint a portrait of a noblewoman's soon-to-wed daughter, who refuses to pose but soon reciprocates the artist's gaze.
PS.: If you live in Indianapolis, IN, and surroundings, Kan-Kan movie theater is showing this film from June 20 to 30th. Get your tickets here!
10. The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert on Amazon
Of course, we weren't going to leave out this classic queer movie! The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert is a 1994 Australian road comedy film written and directed by Stephan Elliott. The plot follows two drag queens, played by Hugo Weaving and Guy Pearce, and a transgender woman, played by Terence Stamp, as they journey across the Australian Outback from Sydney to Alice Springs in a tour bus that they have named "Priscilla", along the way encountering various groups and individuals. The film's title references the slang term "queen" for a drag queen or female impersonator.
PS.: If you live in Indianapolis, IN, and surroundings, Kan-Kan movie theater is showing this classic from June 2 to 8th. Get your tickets here!