Pride Month in TV and Stream: The most exciting series, films and current documentaries

If you would like to explore Pride Month with a film, a suitable series or a current documentary, you will find our tips and recommendations here.

The annual Pride Month makes June colourful, queer, political and critical. Anyone who would like to deal with this topic or find out more about it will find a large number of queer film adaptations, series and documentaries that deal with both the historical background of Pride Month and the development of the LGBTQ+ community, its own and external perception and (new gained) rights employ. In our overview you will find the most exciting series, informative documentaries and feel-good films.

Pride Month: Films and series in the stream

Some streaming services, such as Disney+ and Netflix, have dedicated sections to celebrate Pride Month and related content. So that you don’t lose track of the large number of titles, we have compiled the most successful works. If you click on the linked title, you will be taken directly to the corresponding streaming platform.

movies

  • “Summer Storm” – Coming-of-age story about two young athletes whose friendship is put to the test when one of them realizes he feels more for his teammate.
  • “Only Half the Story” – Romantic comedy about Ellie, who pays to help a classmate write love letters and also unexpectedly falls in love with his beloved.
  • “The Rocky Horror Picture Show” – In the cult musical adaptation, a young couple has a flat tire and find refuge in the mansion of Dr. Frank N. Furter, in which you can expect many a bizarre encounter.
  • “Boys don’t cry” – Oscar-winning drama about transman Brandon (Hilary Swank) struggling through rural Nebraska life and love.
  • “Uncle Frank” – Reluctantly, Frank (Paul Bettany) travels with his niece Beth (Sophia Lillis) to his father’s funeral. Life partner Wally (Peter Macdissi) also imposes himself and hopes that Frank will finally come out to his family.
  • “pride” – True story dramedy about the unusual alliance of convenience between a homosexual activist group and British miners.

series

  • “Heartstopper” – Heartfelt and authentic coming-of-age series about two teenagers who not only have to cope with everyday school life, but also have to face the budding love for each other.
  • “Queer Eye (Germany)” – German edition of the popular reality format in which the “Fab Five” help different people to turn their lives upside down and develop a new (life) style.
  • “Grace and Frankie” – Feel-good series about two unequal women who try to cope with their common destiny, because their husbands are not only friends, but have also been lovers for decades.
  • “Sex Education” – After Otis (Asa Butterfield) emulated his mother (Gillian Anderson) and offered sexual support and advice to his classmates, he and his friends slowly but surely explore their own sexuality as well.
  • “First Kill” – The Netflix reboot explores the tangled lesbian love between vampire and vampire slayer.
  • “Loving Here” – Shortly before her move to her parents due to the pandemic, Hanna reviews her love affairs. Successful ZDF adaptation based on the Dutch model.
  • “All You Need” – The multifaceted and authentic ARD production focuses on a group of gay men who have different life plans and make their own way through everyday life in the big city.

documentaries

  • “pride” – The US documentary takes us on a journey through time and looks at the rights of the LGBTQ+ community through the ages.
  • “Disclosure: Hollywood’s picture of transgender people” – The documentary looks at the way trans people are portrayed in the film and television industry and their influence on gender identities.
  • “A Secret Love” – This documentary focuses on ex-pro baseball player Terry Donahue and her partner Pat Henschel, who lived a double life and hid their love for over 60 years.
  • “My body, my love” – ZDF productions about complex concepts of love and the question of how openly one can nowadays live far away from “classic” relationship and sexuality norms.
  • “Hated love – homophobia worldwide” – Not only in conservative countries, but also in supposedly liberal societies, LGBTQ+ members have to fear hate and violence. ZDF captures personal destinies and the daily struggles of those affected.

Pride Month: Our TV recommendations

In linear television, too, there are mainly themed special programs and informative documentaries. You can find an overview of our program tips for Pride Month here:

date Channel title
June 10, 2022 at 8:15 p.m ZDFneo “Philadelphia” (feature film)
June 11, 2022 at 9:15 am tagesschau24 “Every day a fight? – Queer people in Germany” (documentary)
June 12, 2022 at 2:25 p.m One “Our Child” (feature film)
Jun 13, 2022 2:45 am ZDF info “Mysterious Criminal Cases in the GDR – Deadly Love” (documentary)
June 14, 2022 at 11:10 p.m TLC “Arielle – Love me like I do” (documentary)
June 21, 2022 at 9:45 p.m Sky Cinema Thriller “Girl” (feature film)
June 22, 2022 at 8:20 am SRF2 “Out of the shadows into the light” (documentary)
June 26, 2022 at 11:15 am tagesschau24 “Who’s Afraid of the Rainbow?” (Documentary)
June 27, 2022 1:00 am MDR “Axolotl Overkill” (feature film)

Admittedly, most feature films and documentaries only run to a limited extent during prime time. Usually fix it the pool of broadcasting corporations respectively ZDF Mediathekwhere you can flexibly repeat the corresponding programs in the stream.

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Even more Pride with “rbb QUEER” and “BR QUEER”

For those who just can’t get enough, both rbb and BR offer eleven queer films in July and August that tell exciting stories far removed from heteronormative protagonists. More than half of the films are broadcast on German television for the first time and are also available afterwards in the stream in the media library to disposal.

Whether you’re in the mood for a slightly different family story, a multi-layered drama, or a sensitive coming-of-age story, there’s a film for everyone at rbb and BR. From July 2nd to August 13th Do you see Saturdays in rbb (from 11:30 p.m.) and Thursdays in BR (from 11:15 p.m.) one queer feature film each. You can get information about the individual works from BR.

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