Pride Month Watchlist

June 7, 2021

Happy Pride Month! Wavelength stands with the LGBTQ+ community and is committed to telling stories that highlight and celebrate their community. Check out our recommendations of LGBTQ+ films to watch this month.

Portrait of a Lady on Fire — On an isolated island in Brittany at the end of the eighteenth century, a female painter is obliged to paint a wedding portrait of a young woman.

Moonlight — A young African-American man grapples with his identity and sexuality while experiencing the everyday struggles of childhood, adolescence, and burgeoning adulthood.

Booksmart — On the eve of their high school graduation, two academic superstars and best friends realize they should have worked less and played more.

Scotty and the Secret History of Hollywood — A portrait of unsung Hollywood legend Scotty Bowers, whose bestselling memoir chronicled his decades spent as sexual procurer to the stars.

Watermelon Woman — A young black lesbian filmmaker probes into the life of The Watermelon Woman, a 1930s black actress who played ‘mammy’ archetypes.

The Handmaiden — A woman is hired as a handmaiden to a Japanese heiress, but secretly she is involved in a plot to defraud her.

Love, Simon — Simon Spier keeps a huge secret from his family, his friends and all of his classmates: he’s gay. When that secret is threatened, Simon must face everyone and come to terms with his identity.

Paris is Burning — A chronicle of New York’s drag scene in the 1980s, focusing on balls, voguing and the ambitions and dreams of those who gave the era its warmth and vitality.

The Favourite — In early 18th-century England, the status quo at the court is upset when a new servant arrives and endears herself to a frail Queen Anne.

Socks on Fire — A poet composes a cinematic love letter to his grandmother as his homophobic aunt and drag queen uncle wage war over her estate in Hokes Bluff, Alabama.