HBO Max arrived in Brazil a few weeks ago and, day after day, we continue to discover other incredible productions in its catalog.
With that in mind, CinePOP has separated another guide for you to end up on the streaming platform, this time focusing on LGBTQIA + movies and series (after all, celebrating diversity is always something worth and very important). .
From “Poison” to “It’s a Sin”, check out our choices below:
Eve Fletcher (Kathryn Hahn) is a divorced woman who, after seeing her son leave home to go to college, decides to start a new life on her own. She ends up adopting a sexier personality and discovers that the world is full of unexpected and sometimes complicated erotic possibilities.
IT’S A SIN
‘It’s a Sin’ revolves around a group of friends, following their travels for a decade, between 1981 and 91 in London. As they search for love, identity and happiness, they face a brutal illness at the height of the AIDS epidemic.
Based on the memoir “Not a Whore, Not a Saint, Memories of La Veneno”, the series revolves around Valeria, a young journalism student who discovers that she has more in common with La Veneno than she thinks. . The two women were born at very different times, but their stories intertwine when Valeria writes a book about her. As she learns more about herself, Valeria discovers who her real family is, how to love herself and the impact of mass media on the life of the enigmatic artist.
‘Moonlight: Under the Moonlight’ is a necessary film. Winner of the Oscar for Best Picture 2018, the story that tells the story of Chiron’s troubled childhood, adolescence and adult life, all of the multiple subplots are a subjective, emotional and highly relevant analysis on many topics including the drug trafficking, racism, poverty and most importantly, although extremely subtle, the acceptance of sexuality. Since childhood, the protagonist suffered from incisive comments about his manner “effeminate” and not accepted in the community where he lived. Growing up, Chiron and his best friend Kevin transform their friendship into a new, complicated sexual tension that frightens them both and culminates in one of the most beautiful sequences in cinema. The film does not allow for any oversimplification, as it moves away from the “niche narrative” labeling to offer a much broader and more complex perspective than its peers.
Seventeen-year-old Veronica (Haley Lou Richardson) on the verge of graduation finds out she is pregnant and is forced to make a complicated decision for the future – a decision she wouldn’t have never thought to have to take. Her choice ultimately takes her on a mammoth trip to New Mexico with her former best friend, Bailey (Barbie Ferreira). Together, they discover the true meaning of friendship.
“Harley Quinn,” based on the DC characters, centers on Harlequin, who ultimately ended her relationship with the Joker once and for all, trying to earn a reputation as the crime queen of Gotham City. The series also features Poisonous Hera and a giant cast of heroes and villains, new and old, from the Pantheon.
1981. A mysterious disease spreads in the United States, with a high death rate: about 50% of those infected eventually die. Since the vast majority are homosexuals, it was quickly dubbed “gay cancer” and, due to prejudice, it did not receive the due attention of the US government. Determined to publicize the epidemic caused by AIDS, writer Ned Weeks (Mark Ruffalo) decides to go to various media to talk about the subject. However, the anger contained in his statements frightens even his colleagues in the non-governmental organization that helps those infected. At his side, Ned has only the support of Doctor Emma Brokner (Julia Roberts), who is also alarmed by the gravity of the situation.
TRANSHOOD: GROWING TRANSGENDER
In this original HBO documentary, director Sharon Liese follows the lives of four transgender children for five years, painting a touching and human portrait of the difference.
The British production takes place in 1800 and follows the life of Anne Lister (Suranne Jones, from the ‘Save Me’ series), a woman with advanced ideas for her time. Anne owns land, runs her business, isn’t afraid to confront men and still has a great love for a woman.
Starring Emmy-winning Zendaya, “Euphoria” (and her two special episodes) is one of HBO Max’s most-watched titles and tells the story of Rue Bennett, a 17-year-old who has just left Montreal. detox after overdose. She is now trying to adjust to a “clean” life and is going back to school. But like her, other high school students face their own challenges, involving sex, drugs, friendships, romantic relationships, family conflict, social media and violence. As she struggles with drug addiction, Rue has to deal with all the traumas and secrets of adolescence.
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