Netflix’s Pride month offerings started with a bang. Queer Eye’s second season proved to be delightful, as did the series finale of Sense8. But as the month draws to a near, will there be anything new to satisfy your TV cravings? Hence, here are some binge-worthy shows which you can watch with your friends even after the Pride month celebrations have ended.
GENTLEMEN, START YOUR ENGINES…
Ru Paul’s Drag Race (VH1). Legendary drag queen Ru Paul’s show is full of catchphrases, drama, and lip sync showdowns that’s set to leave you asking for more. But don’t worry, with 10 regular and 3 All-Star seasons, Mama Ru has got you covered. With 4 drag queens left this season, Kameron Michaels, Asia O’Hara, Eureka, and Aquaria will battle it out in a ‘Lip Sync for your Life’ extravaganza to bring home the crown in the series finale.
TWO MEN LEARN ABOUT ACCEPTANCE FROM A 15-YEAR OLD KID
Champions (NBC). Vince (Anders Holm) is a charming bachelor who owns a gym with his brother Matthew (Andy Favreau). Living the playboy lifestyle seems very easy for the two, until Vince’s high school fling Priya (Mindy Kaling) drops off their out and proud son Michael (played by the very talented JJ Totah). The credible ensemble cast and exceptional writing will make you watch the entire season from start to finish. And Totah’s campy fierceness is definitely something worth watching.
CATEGORY IS… LOVE AND ACCEPTANCE
Pose (FX). Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk’s series about the 80’s ball culture boasts of fun, fashion, and a very talented cast – with two houses, House of Evangelista and House of Abundance competing. Similar to their previous shows (Glee and American Horror Story), the duo also tackles very sensitive yet relevant issues. Aside from the LGBT theme of the show, the series portrays the struggles of living with HIV and AIDS, undergoing transition surgery, as well as a Trump-like character’s ascendancy in power. Grab the Kleenex and start watching.
A QUEERTASTIC YET DEADLY ATTRACTION
Killing Eve (BBC America). Grey’s Anatomy’s Sandra Oh finally gets the leading role we’ve been wanting to see her in. This sexy spy thriller pits two women in a dangerous game of cat and mouse. Eve (Oh) is a bored MI5 agent, while Villanelle (Jodie Comer) is a mercurial assassin. The relationship between the two is riveting – you’ll find yourself obsessing about their obsession with each other. Viewers may have accused the show of queerbaiting early on, but the ending had them saying otherwise.
LGBTQ ALLY CREATES A FESTIVAL FOR THE COMMUNITY
Believer (HBO). In this documentary, Dan Reynolds, the lead singer of Imagine Dragons, talks about how the Mormon community treats their LGBTQ members. Reynolds, a Mormon himself, acknowledges how Orthodox faith has led to many of the struggles of the community. “As a heterosexual white man of privilege, I promise to do all I can to change my broken community, for truly we are broken,” says Reynolds in a Rolling Stone article. Reynolds is a dedicated LGBTQ activist, creating LoveLoud, an annual festival in Utah that is specifically for LGBTQ youth to attend, feel loved and accepted.
Are you as excited to celebrate Pride month? If you’re done watching, head on to Marikina Sports Center this June 30 for the 2018 Pride March. Join the LGBTQIA+ community as they empower the local community with this year’s theme, Rise Up Together. Moreover, let us know which show is your favorite. Or better yet, tell us if you’re marching with us this Saturday in the comments below.