What to Stream During Pride Month 2022

Watching movies and tv shows is a perfect way to relax during the summer, and what better way to celebrate pride month than with amazing LGBTQ+ movies? Here is a list of our recommendations on what to stream during Pride Month!

Movies

Moonlight (2017)

David Bornfriend, The Hollywood Reporter

A look at three defining chapters in the life of Chiron, a young black man growing up in Miami. His epic journey to manhood is guided by the kindness, support, and love of the community that helps raise him. (Wikipedia)

“Hedwig and the Angry Inch” (2001)

Photograph by Sophie Giraud. (Courtesy of the Margaret Herrick Library, Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences)

A German emigrant living in a trailer in Kansas is the victim of a botched sex-change operation. Adapted from the critically acclaimed off-Broadway rock theater hit, “Hedwig and the Angry Inch” tells the story of the “internationally ignored” rock singer, Hedwig, and her search for stardom and love. (Wikipedia)

“Weekend” (2011)

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Following Russell and Glen as their one-night stand unexpectedly turns into something far more reaching. Following a Friday night party with his friends, Russell pulls Glen to a club, and, instead of never seeing each other again, the two men spend most of the next day and the following night together. (Wikipedia)

“Happy Together” (1997)

Netflix

Lai and his boyfriend, Ho, arrive in Argentina from Hong Kong, seeking a better life. Their highly contentious relationship turns abusive and results in numerous break-ups and reconciliations. When Lai befriends another man, Chang, he sees the futility of continuing with the promiscuous Ho. Chang, however, is on his own personal journey and, ultimately, both Lai and Ho find themselves far from home and desperately lonely. (Wikipedia) You can stream this film on HBO Max.

“But I’m a Cheerleader” (2001)

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Megan considers herself a typical American girl. She excels in school and cheerleading, and she has a handsome football-playing boyfriend, even though she isn’t that crazy about him. So she’s stunned when her parents decide she’s gay and sends her to True Directions, a boot camp meant to alter her sexual orientation. While there, Megan meets a rebellious and unashamed teen lesbian, Graham. Though Megan still feels confused, she starts to have feelings for Graham. (Wikipedia)

“Tangerine” (2015)

Los Angelas Ties

After hearing that her boyfriend/pimp cheated on her while she was in jail, a sex worker and her best friend set out to find him and teach him, and his new lover, a lesson. (Wikipedia)

“Rafiki” (2019)

The New York Times

Kena and Ziki live very different lives in Nairobi. Kena works in her father’s shop and awaits the start of nursing school, while Ziki passes the days hanging out with her friends and making up dance routines. Their paths cross when their fathers run against each other for seats in the County Assembly, and they find themselves drawn to each other. Soon their interest grows to affection and the girls find ways to love each other despite the ever-watching gaze of the neighborhood. (Wikipedia)

“Saving Face” (2004)

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Wil is a lesbian, but she does not dare tell her widowed mother, Hwei-lan, or her very traditional grandparents. She’s shocked, however, to find out she’s not the only one in her family with romantic secrets when she learns that her 48-year-old mother is pregnant. Unwilling to reveal who the father is, Hwei-lan is kicked out of her parent’s home and must move in with Wil, which puts a strain on Wil’s budding relationship with openly gay Vivian. (Wikipedia)

“Love, Simon” (2018)

20th Century Fox

A young coming-of-age tale about a teenage boy, Simon Spier, goes through a different kind of Romeo and Juliet story. Simon has a love connection with a boy, Blue, by email, but the only problem is that Simon has no idea who he’s talking to. Simon must discover who that boy is–who Blue is. Along the way, he tries to find himself as well. (IMDB)

“The Rocky Horror Picture Show” (1975)

Vulture

In this cult classic, sweethearts Brad and Janet are stuck with a flat tire during a storm and discover the eerie mansion of Dr. Frank-N-Furter, a transvestite scientist. As their innocence is lost, Brad and Janet meet a houseful of wild characters, including a rocking biker and a creepy butler. Through elaborate dances and rock songs, Frank-N-Furter unveils his latest creation: a muscular man named “Rocky.” (Wikipedia) “The Rocky Horror Picture Show” is truly the definition of camp. It is fun, exciting, and iconic, no wonder it’s still celebrated to this day!

TV Shows

“Heartstopper” (2022)

Netflix Life

Based on the graphic novel written by Alice Oseman, the show revolves around teens Charlie and Nick who discover their unlikely friendship might be something more as they navigate school and young love. (Wikipedia).

“She’s Gotta Have It” (2017-2019)

David Lee/Netflix

Iconic filmmaker Spike Lee revisits his first feature film with this Netflix original series of the same name. Brooklyn-based artist Nola Darling struggles to stay true to herself and her dreams while dividing her time between her friends, her job, and her lovers — all three of them. That trio includes married businessman and father Jamie Overstreet, photographer and self-described “biracial Adonis” Greer Childs, and chatty Michael Jordan fan Mars Blackmon. (Wikipedia)

“Pose” (2018-2021)

By Macall Polay/ FX

Set in the 1980s, `Pose’ is a dance musical that explores the juxtaposition of several segments of life and society in New York: the ball culture world, the rise of the luxury Trump-era universe, and the downtown social and literary scene. Blanca forms a `house’, a self-selected family that provides support to LGBTQ youth who have been rejected by their birth families. Damon is a dancer who joins Blanca’s house. Together, they compete in the balls — where house members challenge each other in various categories and are judged on their outfits, attitude, or dance skills — against Blanca’s former house mother, Elektra. (Wikipedia)

“Killing Eve” (2018-2022)

TV Line

Eve is a bored, whip-smart security services operative whose desk-bound job doesn’t fulfill her fantasies of being a spy. Villanelle is a talented killer, who clings to the luxuries her violent job affords her. These two fierce women, equally obsessed with each other, will go head to head in an epic game of cat and mouse, toppling the typical spy-action thriller. (IMDB)

“Love, Victor” (2020- 2022)

Greg Gayne/Hulu

“Love, Victor” is the spinoff series from the hit movie “Love, Simon” The series stars Michael Cimino as Victor, who, like Simon, is on his own journey of self-discovery. Facing challenges at home, navigating the ups and downs of a new high school, and exploring his sexual orientation, Victor reaches out to Simon when things become too difficult. (Wikipedia)

“Young Royals” (2021 – present)

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Prince Wilhelm adjusts to life at his prestigious new boarding school, Hillerska, but following his heart proves more challenging than anticipated. (Wikipedia)

We hope you’ve found our recommendations helpful and have added some stuff to your list!

Have fun streaming!