Pride Month is an opportunity to celebrate the importance of the LGBTQIA + community and the prejudices it suffers from in society – being a constant target of prejudice and physical and moral abuse by people who do not understand diversity of the sexual spectrum cannot live outside the traditionalist bubble in which they are infused).
After our article analyzing the representation of this group in film and television and a list of the best LGBTQIA + productions in history, CinePOP has prepared another short special article with ten recent works that bring themes involving members of this community.
Check out our picks below and let us know which is your favorite:
The acclaimed documentary depicts the trajectory of Brazilian cartoonist and cartoonist Laerte, considered one of the most prominent of its kind in Brazil. Having lived part of her male life, she came to terms with her transsexuality at age 57 and since then has had a unique and personal journey into what it is, in fact, to be a woman.
BOY ERASED: A TRUTH TOLD (2018)
Garrard (Lucas Hedges), 19, lives in a conservative small town in Arkansas. He is homosexual and the son of a pastor of the Baptist church. There comes a time when he is confronted with his family, or risks losing his family and friends, or enters a therapy program that seeks a “cure” for homosexuality.
POSE (2018 – 2021)
Having come to an end in recent weeks, ‘Pose’ is one of the most honest and beautiful series created by prolific Ryan Murphy. Showcasing the biggest transsexual cast of all time on the small screen, the story centers on the New York City of the 1980s and 1990s, mixing the growing HIV / AIDS pandemic and the refuge created by the LGBTQIA + community with glamor and the expressiveness of ballrooms.
PAIN AND GLORY (2019)
Acclaimed director Pedro Almodóvar made his most recent return to the film scene with the touching and acclaimed drama “Dor e Glória”. With Antonio Banderas, the story revolves around a melancholy filmmaker in decline who is forced to reflect on the choices he made in life when his past returns. Between memories and reunion, he looks back on his childhood in the 1960s, his immigration process in Spain, his first ripe loves and his relationship to writing and cinema.
In another masterpiece, the famous filmmaker Céline Sciamma invites us to a skilfully conceived period drama with “Portrait of a Young Woman on Fire”. In 18th century France, Marianne (Noémie Merlant) was a young painter who was commissioned to paint a portrait of Héloïse (Adèle Haenel) for her unwitting marriage. Spending her days watching Héloïse and her nights painting, Marianne finds herself closer and closer to her model while her last days of freedom before the end of her impending marriage.
SPECIAL (2019 – 2021)
The fun and witty comedy ‘Special’, which recently ended on Netflix, follows Ryan Hayes (Ryan O’Connell), a young gay man with mild cerebral palsy who decides to start his life over and do whatever it takes that he always left. later. . Among his new goals are his first job; living alone and away from Karen (Jessica Hecht), his controlling mother; and, finally, to engage in a romantic relationship. But making those dreams come true will come at a steep cost: Ryan poses as the victim of a car crash, using the episode to hide his true condition.
Awarding Zendaya the Emmy for Best Actress in a Drama Series, “Euphoria” was released last year and has only one season, as well as two special episodes. Airing on HBO, the production follows the journey of Rue Bennett, a 17-year-old girl who has just come out of rehab after an 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.
WITH LOVE, VICTOR (2020 – PRESENT)
The sequel to the beloved feature film “With Love, Simon” is one of the most immersive productions in contemporary television and starts from a simple but very practical premise. ‘Com Amor, Victor’, with Michael Cimino, shows the life of a teenager in conflict with his own sexuality (either because he has just moved to a new school or because his family is quite traditional). Trying to adjust to what is expected of a sixteen-year-old boy, Victor hides who he really is and realizes that things aren’t as simple as they seem.
One of Netflix’s big surprises last year was Joe Mantello’s adaptation of the eponymous play. Set in an apartment on the Upper East Side, Michael (Jim Parsons), a cynical homosexual with a royal lifestyle, throws a birthday party for his friend another gay friend, Harold (Zachary Quinto). While the first guests have arrived and are enjoying themselves, Hiccup has yet to make an appearance. To Michael’s surprise, Alan (Brian Hutchison), a former married roommate whom he suspects to be an undeclared gay man, arrives at the party even though he hasn’t been invited. When Hiccup finally shows up, his sarcastic humor creates big problems for those in attendance, each facing buried truths.
Created by acclaimed performer Mae Martin, “Feel Good” only has two seasons – and remains one of the most beloved titles in Netflix’s vast catalog. The story revolves around the relationship between Mae (Martin), a Canadian actress, and George (Charlotte Ritchie), a middle-class Englishwoman who is pushing back. The two meet at the comedy club where Mae performs and, after starting dating, they uncover secrets that, contrary to what is expected, will unite them into an even stronger bond.
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