June was PRIDE month, a month of celebrating our sexuality, teaching tolerance, promoting equality and embracing the love we have for each other, regardless of sex or gender. June was made official Pride month as it was when the Stonewall riots took place in 1969 – which kicked off the LGBTQ + Rights movement.
With a pandemic still circulating, many of us would have wanted to be contributing to the Pride cause but were aware that Pride events had been cancelled or postponed. Just because we’ve entered July, does NOT mean our education and dedication to the LGBTQ+ cause needs to stop there.
We want to continue raising awareness for this movement, and have compiled a list of SUPERB Netflix recommendations that will still provide a great way of supporting and experiencing the LGBTQ+ community. Here are our top films and series that showcase the solidarity and playfulness of Pride straight to your TV on the days you need something inspiring to watch.
11 Best Series: The House of Flowers/La Casa De Las Flores
This Spanish comedy/drama television series depicts an upper-class Mexican family who own a prestigious floristry shop, and do their best to maintain the societal expectations held of them.The storyline focuses on each family member and the secrets they’re keeping behind their flawless portrayal.
1. Best Series: The House of Flowers/La Casa ...
22 Best Documentary: A Secret Love
Chris Dolan’s moving documentary tells the story of a former baseball player who keeps her lesbian relationship a secret from her family for seventy years. Prepare for the tears to flow!
2. Best Documentary: A Secret Love
33 Best Comedy: Dear Ex
A Taiwanese comedy drama film only recently released on Netflix, depicts life for a teenager who loses his father to cancer. He soon becomes trapped in the middle of a nasty feud between his father’s secret lover and his widowed mother, after they discover his father’s lover is now the beneficiary of his insurance policy.
3. Best Comedy: Dear Ex
44 Best New Release: Elisa & Marcela/Elisa y Marcela
This Spanish film is inspired by the true story of two women who meet in 1885 and develop a forbidden love that has to remain secret. In 1901, Elisa adopts a male identity in order to marry the woman she loves.
4. Best New Release: Elisa & Marcela/Elis...
55 Best Drama: The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime StoryThe Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story
tells the story of the Versace fashion empire following the Miami beach murder of its founder Gianni Versace in 1997. Penélope Cruz plays the role of Gianni’s younger sister Donatella Versace, who, after her brother’s murder, becomes the face of the international fashion house and has to not only fill the shoes of her brother, but deal with the repurcussions of the tragedy.
5. Best Drama: The Assassination of Gianni Ve...
66 Best Independent: The Mudge Boy
After his mother’s death, a young, misfit boy tries to alleviate the devastating pain by developing strange manifestations to help with his grief. He meets and forms an unlikely bond with a volatile bully, which slowly leads to a romantic attraction. This was nominated for the Sundance Grand Jury Prize.
We hope you enjoy these films/series and continue to wish you a very merry, Pride! Love ALWAYS wins ❤️🌈
6. Best Independent: The Mud...