A queer reality dating show, comedy specials, series about self-discovery, a rom-com about queer best friends on a vacation, and more! Here is a list of films, comedy specials, web series, and reality shows you should watch this Pride month!
Learn with Love
‘Learn with Love’ tells the story of three transgender young people. The Trevor Project’s short film sees their relationship with their loved ones like Skyler and her grandfather, Lyndon and a pastor, and Kaiden and his mom. It helps plant a seed of hope in a time when there is so much hatred against trans people in the world. ‘Learn with Love’ also highlights the resilience of trans people in a challenging world like ours. It underlines the significance of acceptance of trans people, education, support, love, and public awareness.
The Ultimatum: Queer Love
Fan of a reality dating show? Here’s a queer and non-binary-centric one giving you a full dose of drama in its ten-episode series with a runtime of about an hour each. This spin-off of ‘The Ultimatum’ features five couples that are going through a difficult time in their relationship. One partner in each couple has issued an ultimatum, and the show sees that they make a decision whether they still choose to be with each other or date someone else. The host for ‘The Ultimatum: Queer Love’ is JoAnna Garcia Swisher.
Find ‘The Ultimatum: Queer Love’ on: Netflix
A League Of Their Own
Amazon Prime Video’s comedy-drama ‘A League Of Their Own’ sees Carson Shaw make her way to Chicago to try out the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League and follows the players’ journey during World War II. Naturally, Shaw comes across other women who wish to play pro baseball and connects with them. Max Chapman is also at the tryouts but faces racism. The girls are determined to make their dreams a reality!
Will Graham and the multi-hyphenated star Abbi Jacobson are the creators of this series starring D’Arcy Carden (‘The Good Place’), Roberta Colindrez, Abbi Jacobson (‘Disenchantment’), Chanté Adams (‘A Journal for Jordan’), Melanie Field (‘Heathers’), Gbemisola Ikumelo (‘Brain in Gear’), Molly Ephraim (‘Last Man Standing’), and more. The show also highlights how women in sports had to present themselves as more feminine to hide their queerness but despite the challenges, ‘A League of Their Own’ is unapologetically queer.
Stream ‘A League Of Their Own’ on Prime Video: HERE
Starring Madhuri Dixit (Dil Toh Pahal Hai’, ‘Hum Aapke Hain Koun..!’) as a housewife known for her dancing and cooking skills, ‘Maja Ma’ sees her character Pallavi Patel’s middle-class life gets disrupted by a rumor. This rumor is spread on the eve of her son’s wedding with a daughter of an NRI couple. The film directed by Anand Tiwari also features Barkha Singh (‘Mujhse Dosti Karoge!’), Gajraj Rao (‘Shubh Mangal Zyada Saavdhan’), Rithwik Bhowmik (‘The Whistleblower’), Sheeba Chaddha, Simone Singh (‘Kasshish’), Rajit Kapur, Srishti Shrivastava (‘Gully Boy’), and more.
Find ‘Maja Ma’ on Prime Video: HERE
‘Dead Ringers’ on Prime Video is a reboot of Jeremy Irons’s 1988 psychological thriller film. Rachel Weisz (‘The Mummy’) plays the dual role of the twin gynecologists in this six-episode series, who share everything from drugs to lovers. They also perform medical procedures together to “bring women’s healthcare to the forefront.” Poppy Liu (‘American Born Chinese’), Britne Oldford (‘Skins’), Michael Chernus (‘Severance’), Jennifer Ehle (‘Pride & Prejudice’), Jeremy Shamos, and Emily Meade (‘Nerve’) are among the cast members of this series.
Watch ‘Dead Ringers’ on Prime Video: HERE
Directed by Andrew Ahn, ‘Fire Island’ takes the viewers on a summer vacation that a group of queer friends go on annually. The rom-com explores queerness and romance and sees how their summer paradise spins out of control. The cast of this film includes Joel Kim Booster (‘Sunnyside’), Bowen Yang (‘Garfield’), James Scully (‘You’), Torian Miller, Margaret Cho (‘Prom Pact’), Matt Rogers (‘I Love That For You’), Conrad Ricamora (‘How to Get Away with Murder’), Tomás Matos, Nick Adams, Zane Phillips (‘Legacies, Partner Track’), Bradley Gibson, and more.
Find ‘Fire Island’ on Hulu: HERE
The film ‘Joyland’ centers on the youngest son, Haider, in a traditional Pakistani family. He is employed in a Bollywood-esque burlesque after a while of unemployment. Although he was hired as a backup dancer, he tells his family that he is a theater manager. There, he gets attracted to Biba, a trans woman. ‘Joyland’ stars Alina Khan, Ali Junejo, Rati Farooq, Sohail Sameer, Sania Saeed, Salman Peer, Sarwat Gilani, and more.
The Last of Us
Joel, a survivor in a post-apocalyptic world, is tasked with the responsibility of escorting a 14-year-old girl, Ellie. They come across other survivors, infected mutants as well as killers. We meet a bunch of new people and how they have survived in this harsh world during Joel and Ellie’s perilous journey from the Quarantine Zone. ‘The Last of Us’ features Bella Ramsey (‘Game of Thrones’), Pedro Pascal (‘The Mandalorian’, ‘Narcos’), Anna Torv (‘Mindhunter’), Storm Reid (‘Euphoria’), Gabriel Luna (‘Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’), Nico Parker (‘Dumbo’), Murray Bartlett (‘The White Lotus’), Lamar Johnson (‘The Next Step’), Merle Dandridge (‘Station 19’), and more.
Stream ‘The Last of Us’ on Max: HERE
Hannah Gadsby: Something Special
‘Hannah Gadsby: Something Special’ on Netflix is a feel-good comedy special about the Australian comedian, actor, and writer’s relationship with their wife Jenney Shamash. They also share stories about their marriage, relationship, and traumatic encounters.
Find ‘Hannah Gadsby: Something Special’ on Netflix: HERE
Drag Me To Dinner
Two teams of talented drag queens compete to throw the most fantastic dinner parties the television sphere has ever seen! With Haneefah Wood, the winner of RuPaul’s Drag Race (season 6) Bianca Del Rio, and ‘How I Met Your Mother’ actor Neil Patrick Harris and David Burtka as an advisor, this ten-episode reality show will be a fun watch! You may see some familiar faces as ‘Drag Me To Dinner’ also features drag queens that have taken RuPaul’s Drag Race stage. Get ready for your mind to be blown away by the artistic gastronomy, and stunning decor.
Watch ‘Drag Me To Dinner’ on Hulu: HERE
The first trailer of Netflix’s upcoming LGBTQ+ series is here! Starring Kim Cattrall (‘Sex and the City’) as a former supermodel, ‘Glamorous’ sees aspiring influencer Marco Meija (Miss Benny) land a dream job at Madolyn’s cosmetics company. Marco is a young non-gender conforming queer person and this ten-episode series focuses on his self-discovery. He gets a chance to explore who he is amidst romantic challenges.
‘Glamorous’ arrives on Netflix on June 22, stream it: HERE
‘Fanfik’ is a film based on a novel by Polish author Natalia Osi?ska that revolves around two high school students who connect with each other and try to find out whether their relationship is more than a friendship. It is about self-discovery and being your most authentic self.
Watch ‘Fanfic’ on Netflix: HERE
Mae Martin: Sap
Non-binary Canadian comedian, screenwriter and actor Mae Martin talks about the “world off its axis” in the comedy special ‘Mae Martin: Sap,’ directed by Abbi Jacobson. While delivering a lovely and entertaining set, the award-winning stand-up writer also mentions a mythical encounter with a moose. They also speak about the gender spectrum in ‘Beauty and the Beast’ in this 1 hour 10 minute Netflix special.
Find ‘Mae Martin: Sap’ on Netflix: HERE
‘XO, Kitty’ sees Kitty Covey travel to South Korea to enroll at the Korean Independent School of Seoul, which was also attended by her late mother. There, she meets her long-distance boyfriend Dae. The cast of ‘XO, Kitty’ includes Anna Cathcart (‘To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before’), Choi Min-young (‘Twenty-Five Twenty-One’), Anthony Keyvan (‘Love, Victor’, ‘Generation’), Gia Kim, and Yunjin Kim (‘Money Heist: Korea – Joint Economic Era’).