11 TV shows and movies to watch if you’re celebrating Pride at home
Although there will be an exceptional week of activities for Pride in Cork this week, we know that not everyone will be able to attend.
If you’re celebrating Pride at home, here are our picks for what to watch to get into the spirit of things.
took Netflix (and TikTok!) by storm when it hit Netflix this year. It’s a wholesome, coming-of-age, friend-to-lover romance that will warm your heart and maybe even bring a tear to your eye.
is a cult classic from the 90s. It is a satirical teen drama in which Natasha Lyonne of Orange is the New Black plays a teenager sent to a rehabilitation center by her parents who think she is a lesbian. Although meant to be funny, it has a very strong message.
Marsha P Johnson was a key player in the 1969 Stonewall Uprising and is a hugely influential figure in the LGBTQ+ community. This documentary follows the story of his life and the cold case of his sudden death. It’s a deeply moving, yet educational and informative story about the roots of Pride.
is packed with a star-studded cast that includes Robin Williams, Dianne Wiest and Gene Hackman. He received Oscar and Golden Globe nominations in 1997 and has been a fan favorite ever since. It tells the story of a gay cabaret owner and his drag queen partner who must pretend to be straight to seduce the parents of their son’s future spouse.
is a six-episode Swedish teen drama that premiered on Netflix in 2021. It is based in a fictional boarding school, Hillerska and follows the story of Prince Wilhelm of Sweden. Wilhelm begins a romance with a schoolmate, Simon Eriksson and the series follows the trials and tribulations of their budding romance.
is one of the most famous LGBTQ+ productions of the past three decades. It is a poignant portrayal of life in New York City in the 1980s. It shows the lives of African American, Latino, gay, and transgender communities at the time and the prom culture they were a part of.
AIDS crisis of the 1980s, much like . features the largest cast of trans actresses of any scripted series in history.the product of and creator Ryan Murphy, follows the balloon culture and
is a 2018 film based on the novel Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli. It’s about teenage Simon and his coming-out journey. It’s filled with emotional moments, but has a teenage innocence that will make any viewer smile.
AIDS crisis in the UK in the 1990s. It is a deeply moving but very important watch.is an incredibly poignant mini-series, centered on the life of a group of gay men during the
is the 2005 film based on the Broadway musical of the same name by Jonathan Larson. It’s a rock musical and features big Broadway names like Idina Menzel and Taye Diggs. It’s a fun and lively story, with tragic undertones about the AIDS crisis at the time.
stars Cate Blanchett, Rooney Mara and Sarah Paulson and is an unmissable emotional drama about an affair between an aspiring photographer and a divorcing older woman.