June came to celebrate LGBTQ + inclusion, representativeness and visibility. Remember the importance of community in the world of cinema. It is also the ideal opportunity to immerse yourself in a new look at sexual orientation or gender identity through Netflix movies.
For a whole new generation of community members, this is a unique opportunity to recognize their value in Mass media. Offer a reflection on how our time analyzes difference and diversity. June is therefore a month for the benefit of the LGBTQ + community.
As always, cinema is part of a much more in-depth dialogue on major social and cultural issues. And with regard to the LGBTQ + community is no exception. We’ve left you with a collection of 10 queer-themed Netflix movies (and series) that you can enjoy right now:
Netflix Movies to Celebrate Pride Month
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Do you need to understand the lives of trans people more broadly and deeply? This is the perfect opportunity to do so. It is an intelligent, sensitive and human journey through reflection on how gender identity is perceived in our time.
The documentary, which covers several important points about the trans community that are generally unknown, is a plot gem. Feder’s attentive gaze travels through the lives of his protagonists, and he meditates each of them in depth. Sensitive, but above all honest, Disclosure opens up spaces for a discussion of considerable interest on the evolution of the concept of contemporary genre.
“The boys of the group”
The play the film is based on was one of the 1980s Off Broadway hits.
The original cast adapted the story for television and captures the best of the source material. In particular, the transition to invisibility of the men and women of the LGBTQ + community during a troubled decade.
“A secret love”
Are you in a romantic mood? It’s the perfect movie for you, any month, any time of the year. The documentary, which chronicles the long relationship between Terry Donahue and Pat Henschel, is an ode to tenderness.
During Pride Month, the LGBTQ + community is of utter relevance and takes a moving look at love and its transformative capacity.
This modern take on Cyrano de Bergerac is just an adorable glimpse into first love and early questions about sexuality. Directed and performed by the very young Alice Wu, it is also a journey through the major issues of adolescence.
Especially in our time, when the early years of adulthood are full of questions and questions about identity.
Netflix movies in LGBTQ documentary format
“The circus of books”
This adorable documentary tells the story of how a West Hollywood bookstore became America’s largest distributor of gay pornography in less than a decade. Does this sound strange and scandalous to you? And what do you think if you are told that it was also run by a middle aged couple? Or that their daughter is the producer and director of the documentary?
During the 1980s, Circus of Book became the epicenter of a dramatic shift in the understanding of the LGBTQ + community. But also in a fundamental journey to understand the evolution of the perception of sexual orientation in a conservative country.
‘The other people’
Family relationships for members of the LGBTQ + community are often complicated and in the midst of a constant debate over acceptance.
Kelly’s Netflix film approaches the subject with a straightforward sense of humor, as well as a poignant look at love.
‘The Death and Life of Marsha P. Johnson’
The woman upon whom the Stonewall myth is based is shrouded in controversy after her tragic death. This meticulous documentary in Netflix film form explores Johnson’s alleged betrayal of the ideal of the LGBTQ + community, and also refutes it.
A painful and uplifting journey through a tragic life from a point of view that gives it the necessary historical relevance.