8 LGBTQ+ Movies To Watch on Netflix This Weekend!
Jun 12, 2020
Media has always been a choice tool in the fight against inequalities in our society. Who doesn’t remember having studied the golden age in cinema, huh?! Many fashion and beauty trends have been – and are still today – democratized and have become trends today due to film depictions and the media.
Today, it’s used for necessary discussions that go beyond a fashion trends. From think pieces to documentaries to stand up comics, media and streaming platforms such as Netflix have become a major source for topics such as politics, social and economic problems, increasing representation, and breaking paradigms that are still present in our society. We are in 2020, and the world is moving forward!
Having this in mind and in celebration of the pride month, we gathered 8 LGBTQ+ films from Netflix to help you push your understanding and start more conversations.
Winner of the Best Picture of 2016, the film talks about a young black gay man that takes a journey of self-knowledge as he tries to escape the easy path of crime and the drug world of Miami. It’s the most amazing option to watch and to rethink about everything that is happening with the world right now.
Prepare the tissues, populars.
Milk is the biographical film of Harvey Milk.
Harvey was a politician and an activist of gay rights. He was the first openly gay person to be elected to a public office in California.
The film represents a story of struggle and shows in detail all the achievements of the LGBTQ movement. Inspiring, exciting and a great option fr those who don’t know Milk’s history.
3. Blue Is The Warmest Color
We guarantee that you will get emotional by this film!
An engaging and pure story about two teenagers that fall in love and live all stages of a relationship. The movie made cinema history as the first film ever awarded the Palme d’Or to both its director and its actresses.
4. Duck Butter
This experimental comedy from 2018 addresses the relationship of two girls tired of human relationships who decide to get to know each other better for a period of 24 hours.
5. The Half of It
‘The Half Of It’ is a new Netflix coming-of-age comedy-era written and directed by Alice Wu. The story follows high school senior Ellie Chu as she figures out “what’s next”. Described as a different type of love story the story focuses on coming to terms with your sexuality and stars the phenomenal Leah Lewis alongside Daniel Diemer and Alexxis Lemire.
6. Strike a Pose
A Belgian-Dutch documentary that follows seven dancers of Madonna on her ICONIC 1990 “Blonde Ambition” tour. The singer has shocked the world with her tour that broke all the paradigms at the time.
7. The Death and Life of Marsha P. Johnson
This documentary investigates the death of Marsha P. Johnson, a transgender woman that was a symbol of the LGBTQ+ community. With the unjust death never 100% resolved, the documentary follows her friend Victoria Cruz who decided to deeply research the case in 1992.
A classic movie from 1993, Philadelphia is the story of Andrew, an important and renowned lawyer that discovers he has the HIV virus and it’s summarily fired. The movie counts one with the most powerful performance Tom Hanks has ever given and shows the prejudice that gays face daily in their work environment.
Obviously that the list is more huge than that, but it’s a good start for the weekend.
Let’s fight together against prejudices and break this taboo that haunts society. Oh, and remember that the change has to come from each of us. Together we are stronger!
Happy Pride Month <3