If you want to tackle Pride Month with a current movie, series, or documentary, you’ll find our tips and recommendations here.
The annual Pride Month makes June colorful, exotic, political and crucial. Anyone wishing to engage with this topic or learn more about it will currently find a large number of film adaptations, series and documentaries dealing with the historical background of Pride Month, the evolution of the LGBTQ+ community, their own use of external perception and (newly acquired) rights. In our public offering, you’ll find the hottest series, informative documentaries, and feel-good movies.
Pride Month: Movies and Series in Stream
Some streaming services, such as Disney+ and Netflix, have dedicated sections to celebrate Pride Month and related content. In order not to lose a large number of titles, we have compiled the most successful works. If you click on the associated title, you will be taken directly to the corresponding broadcasting platform.
- “Summer Storm” An upcoming coming-of-age story about two fellow athletes whose friendship is tested when one of them realizes he feels more about his teammate.
- Only half the story. A romantic comedy about Ellie, who pays to help his classmate write love letters and also falls unexpectedly in love with his sweetheart.
- “Rocky Horror Show Pictures” In the cult musical adaptation, a young couple with a punctured tire find refuge in the mansion of Dr. Frank N. Furter, where you can expect a lot of strange encounters.
- “Boys do not Cry” – Academy Award winning drama about Transman Brandon (Hilary Swank) who struggles through rural Nebraska life and love.
- “Uncle Frank” Reluctantly, Frank (Paul Bettany) travels with his niece Beth (Sofia Lillis) to attend his father’s funeral. Life partner Wally (Peter McDonald) is also imposing and hopes that Frank will finally come out to his family.
- “pride” A true-to-life drama about the unusual fit alliance between a gay activist group and British miners.
- “Heartstopper” An honest and true coming of age series about two teens who not only have to deal with daily school life, but also have to contend with the budding love for each other.
- “Queer Eye (Germany)” – The German version of the popular reality format where the Fab Five helps different people turn their lives upside down and develop a new (life) style.
- “Grace and Frankie” Feel-good is about two unequal women trying to live with their common destiny, because their husbands are not only friends, but also lovers for decades.
- “sex education” After Otis (Asa Butterfield) imitates his mother (Gillian Anderson) and offers sexual support and advice to his classmates, he and his friends slowly but surely explore their sexuality as well.
- “first kill” This Netflix reboot explores the intertwined lesbian love between vampires and the vampire slayer.
- “Love is here” Shortly before moving to her parents due to the pandemic, Hanna reviews her romantic relationships. Successful adaptation to ZDF based on the Dutch model.
- “All you need” – ARD’s original and multifaceted production focuses on a group of gay men with very different life plans who make their way through everyday life in the big city.
- “pride” The American documentary takes us on a journey through time and looks at the rights of the LGBTQ+ community through the ages.
- Disclosure: Hollywood’s Portrait of Transgender People. The documentary looks at the way transgender people are portrayed in the film and television industry and their impact on gender identities.
- secret love This documentary focuses on former professional baseball player Terry Donahue and partner Pat Henschel, who have lived a double life and hid their love for over 60 years.
- “My body my love” – ZDF productions on the complex concepts of love and the question of how one can live frankly in the present day apart from the “classical” norms of relationships and sexuality.
- “Hateful love – worldwide homophobia” Not only in conservative countries, but also in supposedly liberal societies, LGBTQ people should fear hatred and violence. ZDF captures the personal fate and daily struggles of those affected.
Pride Month: Our TV Recommendations
Also, in linear television, there are mainly special programs and informational documentaries. You can find an overview of our Pride Month program tips here:
|Jun 10, 2022 at 8:15 pm||ZDFneo||Philadelphia (Feature Film)|
|Jun 11, 2022 at 9:15 am||Tajischaw 24||“Every day a fight? – LGBT people in Germany” (Documentary)|
|Jun 12, 2022 at 2:25 pm||One||Our Child (Feature Film)|
|June 13, 2022, 2:45 am||ZDF information||“Mysterious Criminal Cases in the German Democratic Republic – Deadly Love” (documentary)|
|Jun 14, 2022 at 11:10 pm||TLC||“Ariel – Love Me Like Me” (Documentary)|
|Jun 21, 2022 at 9:45 pm||Sky Cinema Thriller||“Girl” (Feature Film)|
|Jun 22 2022 at 8:20 am||SRF2||“Out of Shadows into the Light” (documentary)|
|Jun 26 2022 at 11:15 am||Tajischaw 24||Who is afraid of the rainbow? (documentary)|
|June 27, 2022, 1:00 AM||MDR||“Axolotl Overkill” (Feature Film)|
Admittedly, most feature films and documentaries run only on a limited scale during prime times. Usually ARD or ZDF media library can help you, you can repeat related programs to stream flexibly.
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More pride with “rbb QUEER” and “BR QUEER”
For those who just can’t get enough, both rbb and BR 11 offer bizarre films in July and August that tell exciting stories that are far removed from the heterogeneous characters. More than half of the films will be broadcast on German TV for the first time and will also be available to stream in the media library.
Whether you’re in the mood for a slightly different family story, layered drama, or a sensitive tale of coming of age, there’s a movie for everyone in rbb and BR. From July 2 to August 13 do you see Saturdays in local currency (from 11:30pm) and Thursdays in BR (from 11:15pm) A feature film for both of them. You can get information about individual business from BR.
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