5 Movies You Need to Watch During Pride

5 Movies You Need to Watch During Pride
During Pride Month, we celebrate a diverse range of gender identities and sexualities, and advocate for their continued liberation. In honor of this time, it’s important to educate and participate! Whether you are a member of the LGBTQ+ community, or an ally, it is critical to remain informed, and immerse yourself in the expansive history of homophobia and transphobia in our nation, and beyond.
There’s no better way to get involved than hosting a movie party with your friends! Below, I’ve listed 5 informational and entertaining movies that you need to watch this Pride Month. 

1. Portrait of a Lady on Fire  (2019)
This French historical romantic drama relays the story of a dramatic affair between an aristocrat and a painter, who was commissioned to paint her portrait. This magnificent film won the Queer Pal Prize and was awarded Best Screenplay at the Cannes Film Festival.  Click here for the trailer

2. Brokeback Mountain (2005)
This American neo-western romantic drama explores a nuanced, emotional, and sexual relationship between two male cowboys. The movie received critical acclaim, and was chosen to be preserved in the United States National Film Registry due to its cultural and historical significance. Click here for the trailer

3. Tomboy (2011)
This French drama film explores the life of a 10-year old nonbinary child. After moving to a new neighborhood for the summer, Laure explores their gender presentation, and decides upon a new name: Mickaël. Widely praised for its groundbreaking deep dive into gender identity, this movie is one you won’t want to miss! Click here for the trailer

4. Bohemian Rhapsody (2018)
This biographical musical drama film is everything you want in a movie and more! The music, the dancing, the drama: it’s all there, and it’s all breathtaking. The plot explores the life of British rock musical legend, Freddie Mercury, who was the lead singer of the band Queen. Click here for the trailer


5. Pride (2014)
I mean, it’s called Pride, so it’s definitely a must-watch for this month! This movie follows U.K gay activists as they assist miners during a strike in the summer of 1984. Based on a true story, this film will truly restore your faith in humanity. Click here for trailer


I hope you enjoy one (or all) of these amazing movies during Pride Month! Whether you're a member of the LGBTQ+ community, or an ally, June is a time to celebrate and elevate an expansive array of marginalized voices. 


Written by: Brianna Rauchman


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