Every year in June, since the first Pride March on June 28, 1970, created one year after the Stonewall riots in the United States in 1969, the world is adorned with a rainbow.
After its cancellation last year due to the pandemic, Pride is back in 2021 in Paris on June 26, and throughout June in France.
To celebrate the memory of all LGBTQI + people discriminated against in the past and today.
While LGBTQI communities celebrate the month + Pride (
in English) many platforms offer the opportunity for special programming.
Here is our selection of seven 100% queer nuggets.
"Love, Victor", a teen show in the discovery of oneself
Pride month will mark the arrival on June 18 on Disney + of season 2 of
the spin-off of the film
by Greg Berlanti, himself adapted from the novel
16, Homo sapiens by Becky Albertalli.
This series follows Victor (Michael Cimino), a new student at Creekwood High School, who is struggling to adjust to his new life.
At the end of the first season, Victor confided his homosexuality to his family while Benjamin Campbell, the boy on whom he flashed (played by George Sear) left his boyfriend to now get closer to Victor.
A refreshing, colorful feel-good teenage show full of good intentions!
"It's a Sin", a moving drama about the AIDS years
On the occasion of Pride Month, the brilliant Russel T. Davies is in the spotlight on MyCanal with no less than seven series to (re) discover in full, namely Bob & Rose, Banana, Cucumber, Years and Years, the classic Queer as Folk (US and UK versions) and his latest creation,
It's a Sin
. Probably the multi-award winning writer and producer's most personal series. “Before I started writing, I didn't realize how much the series reflected my own life: I was 18 in 1981,” he wrote in the
It's A Sin
This miniseries tells the joys and sorrows of a group of gay men in homophobic London of the 1980s, shaken by the arrival of AIDS.
Olly Alexander heads an impressive cast, which also hosts Keeley Hawes (
), Stephen Fry (
), Neil Patrick Harris (
How I Met Your Mother
), Tracy Ann Oberman, Shaun Dooley, Omari Douglas, Callum Scott Howells, Nathaniel, Curtis and Lydia West.
A generous drama, brimming with life!
"Pose", in the heart of the ballrooms of New York in the 1980s
A mirror ball and a pair of hands that sail to the rhythm
of Taana Gardner's
From the foreground,
, whose three seasons are available on MyCanal, takes us behind the scenes of the Reagan era underworld New York ballroom scene, where voguing appeared, through the daily life of a group of black trans and gay characters and latinos.
The series has already made history by featuring "the biggest trans casting ever seen on TV," says Ryan Murphy.
In 2020, Billy Porter - who plays ballroom host Pray Tell - also made history when he became the first openly gay black actor to win the Emmy Award for Best Leading Actor in a Drama Series.
Acclaimed by critics and audiences alike, Pose is a funny, sour and moving drama!
"Feel Good", a spicy rom-com
In the middle of Pride Month, Netflix unveils the second season of its Feel Good series this Friday. This series is inspired by the life of its creator, Mae Martin. In Feel Good, the Canadian comedian plays the Mae of ten years ago, just exiled in the United Kingdom, taking her first steps on the British stand-up scene. At the end of a performance, she meets Georgina, nicknamed George (Charlotte Ritchie from Fresh Meat) The beginning of an intense love story follows! During the two seasons of the show, Mae Martin, who calls herself a "post-label" and has just come out non-binary, addresses her favorite themes: gender, sexual orientation and addictions, against which she fought for a long time. A tangy rom-com,hilarious and terribly addictive where we take pleasure in finding Lisa Kudrow!
"Feminine / Feminine", the Canadian lesbian genius
Steph, Anne, Alex, Léa, Julie, Emilie, Céline, Maude, Sam…
Féminin / Féminin
, series created by director Chloé Robichaud and Florence Gagnon, president of the LezSpreadTheWord site and available on FranceTV.
Slash, follows the daily life of a group of friends in Montreal, who have in common to be lesbians or bisexuals in the form of a false documentary….
filmed by Chloé Robichaud in person, interspersed with the real life of the characters.
Throughout the episodes and the diversity of the paths presented, the series shatters the taboos and stereotypes of lesbianism.
In short, a funny and endearing series on the life of Madam and Madam everyone!
"La Casa de las Flores", the telenovela that undermines clichés
This Mexican soap aims to become the Millenials telenovela. The wacky
La Casa de las Flores
(whose 3 seasons are to be bingered on Netflix before the film expected on June 23) on the incredible adventures of the Mora family. After the suicide of her husband's mistress, Virginia, the matriarch, discovers that the family prosperity is not due only to the flower shop (hence the name of the series) that they own in the bourgeois suburb of Mexico City, but also a cabaret of transvestite shows, also called La Casa de las Flores. Her children do not make life easy for her between her eldest daughter who had just divorced her husband who had become a wife, while her son, in a relationship with a woman, had a secret affair with the accountant of the family business ... If the series no is not free from flaws (the transgender character is not played by a transgender actor),
La Casa de las Flores
tackles transphobia and homophobia firmly.
Lies, secrets, betrayals…
La Casa de las Flores
uses all the heavy tricks of soap, but it works, because it doesn't take itself seriously for a moment.
A satirical soap that winks at the cinema of Pedro Almodóvar.
"I Am Not Okay with This", a lesbian superheroine
The End of The Fucking World
, Netflix adapts another graphic novel by Charles Forsman
Directed by one of the directors of
The End Of The F *** ing World
and produced by Shawn Levy (creator of
I Am Not Okay with This,
available on Netflix, tells the tribulations of a teenage girl, Sydney Novak (Sophia Lillis, seen in
) who discovers she has superpowers. A little lost since the death of her father and the discovery of her telekinetic faculties, she is also in love with her best friend, Dina, who is dating Stanley. I
Am Not Okay with This
touching and full of tenderness, alas, not renewed for a season 2.
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