8 Must-Watch Movies & TV Shows To Celebrate Pride! [2023]

Posted by Indiana - 01 Jun 2023

This month, the world comes together to mark the history, progress, and ongoing struggles of the LGBTQ+ community. That’s why, this Pride month, we’re looking back at some incredible UVE productions that helped both educate and celebrate the LGBTQ+ experience.

From captivating dramas to heart-warming comedies, here are 8 stories of love, identity, and resilience that UVE were lucky enough to be a part of…

πŸ’„ The Danish Girl (2016)

Loosely based on the lives of Danish artists Lili Elbe and Gerda Wegender, The Danish Girl addresses one woman’s battle with identity and gender dysphoria in 1926 Copenhagen – a time when convention was rife and unchallenged.

Tune into The Danish Girl on Netflix for a beautifully raw and educational insight into the transgender experience – and for a new-found appreciation for how far we have come.

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🎹 Bohemian Rhapsody (2018)

Based on the legendary rock band, Queen, Bohemian Rhapsody recounts the life of charismatic front man, Freddie Mercury, and how he became one of the most celebrated musical trailblazers whilst privately battling an HIV diagnosis which later claimed his life.

Those looking to celebrate Freddie and his amazing contribution to music can catch the critically-acclaimed biopic both on Netflix and Disney+ now!

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🎩 Gentleman Jack (2019–)

Gentleman Jack portrays the life of Anne Lister: a 19th-century diarist and landowner that has since been dubbed as ‘the first modern lesbian’.

UVE were delighted to be a part of Gentleman Jack series 1 AND 2 – so tune in to watch Lister push back against expectations from a conservative society of the time, and discover how she acquired the nickname ‘Gentleman Jack’.

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🚌 Sex Education (2019–)

UVE are thrilled to be a part of all current series of Sex Education! For those yet to experience this ongoing TV series, Sex Education is a ground-breaking take on the trials and tribulations of first discovering / navigating sexuality as a teenager.

Rated for its refreshingly honest approach to a tough topic, Sex Education gets the ball rolling on discussions surrounding everything from social stigma to consent, orientation and gender.

…and you can catch all 3 current series on Netflix now!

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πŸš€ Rocketman (2019)

Rocketman recounts the story of how a young musician by the name of Reginald Dwight became the iconic artist and LGBTQIA advocate that we all know today.

It is a brilliantly honest look at John’s rise to fame, from childhood through to his deep friendship with lyricist Bernie Taupin, various romantic entanglements and acceptance of his queer identity – and it’s available to stream on both Amazon Prime and Hulu right now!

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πŸ‘‘ The Favourite (2019)

The Favourite is a historical period drama film that takes place in early 18th-century England during the reign of Queen Anne. The movie centres around an intimate and intense love triangle between 2 cousins as they compete for the favour of Queen Anne.

Delving into same-sex intimacy and female empowerment, The Favourite is an incredibly fresh perspective on female characters within the period drama genre!

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🎀 It’s A Sin (2021)

The powerful British drama miniseries from Russell T Davies.

Set in London between 1981 and 1991, It’s A Sin portrays the lives of a group friends during the devastating HIV/AIDS crisis.

It’s a Sin brings attention to a significant chapter in LGBTQIA+ history, honouring those who were lost, as well as addressing the fear and prejudice that the community faced as a whole.

The full series is available to stream on All4 and Disney+!

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πŸ’‹ Everybody’s Talking About Jamie (2021)

For those yet to catch the stage musical adaptation, Everybody’s Talking About Jamie celebrates one young man’s introduction to the wonderful world of drag.

It is an empowering tale of gender expression, and a masterclass in radical self-love and acceptance – available to steam on Amazon Prime now!

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