Netflix Introduces ‘Shine With Pride’ Collection for Pride Month

Netflix is celebrating Pride Month with a slew of offerings shining a spotlight on LGBTQ+ stories, identities and self-expression with the collection “Shine With Pride.”

With more than 460 titles, the collection features documentaries, dramas and comedies, including “Getting Curious With Jonathan Van Ness,” “Heartstopper”  (just renewed for two more seasons), “She-Ra and The Princess of Power,” “Elite” and more.

Inspired by the range of color and symbolism present in the Pride flag, illustrator Ben Nichols created the collection artwork. Throughout the year Netflix will be unveiling new collections in collaboration with new artists.

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New series and other upcoming content include:

    • “Stand Out,” due June 9, is the largest-ever gathering of LGBTQ+ comics hosted by Billy Eichner. Highlights included icon Ani DiFranco introducing Margaret Cho, Sarah Paulson introducing Tig Notaro, Lily Tomlin introducing Sandra Bernhard, Lena Waithe introducing Wanda Sykes, and Rosie O’Donnell closing the night and inviting the rest of the performers joining her on stage for a new rendition of Cyndi Lauper’s hit “Girls Just Want to Have Fun,” “GAYS Just Want to Have Fun.” Other featured talent included Bob the Drag Queen, Eddie Izzard, Solomon Georgio, Sam Jay, River Butcher, Patti Harrison, Matteo Lane, Marsha Warfield, Mae Martin, Judy Gold, Joel Kim Booster, James Adomian, Guy Branum, Gina Yashere, Trixie Mattel, Scott Thompson, and Todd Glass.
    • “First Kill,” available June 10, is about teenage vampire Juliette, who when it’s time to make her first kill so she can take her place among a powerful vampire family, sets her sights on a new girl in town named Calliope. But much to Juliette’s surprise, Calliope is a vampire hunter, from a family of celebrated slayers. Both find that the other won’t be so easy to kill and, unfortunately, way too easy to fall for. 

 

  • Halftime, due June 14, is an intimate peek behind the curtain revealing the grit and determination that makes Jennifer Lopez the icon she is. The documentary focuses on Lopez in the second half of her career.
  • “Iron Chef: Quest for an Iron Legend,” available June 15, is the legendary “Iron Chef” series reborn with a supersized approach to the culinary competition. Five new Iron Chefs welcome Challenger Chefs to the reimagined Kitchen Stadium, where they’ll face off. The competition’s most successful Challenger will return to battle in a grand finale for the chance to be named the first-ever “Iron Legend.” Hosts are Alton Brown and Kristen Kish, and the Iron Chefs are Curtis Stone, Dominique Crenn, Marcus Samuelson, Ming Tsai and Gabriela Camara.
  • Season one of “Dead End: Paranormal Park,” due June 16, is based on creator and executive producer Hamish Steele’s horror-comedy graphic novels “DeadEndia” and web short “Dead End.” It follows the adventures of Barney, Norma and magical-talking-dog Pugsley, as they balance their summer jobs at the local theme park haunted house while battling the totally real supernatural forces that dwell within it. Together with their guide to the underworld multiplane, a sardonic thousand-year-old demon named Courtney, they’ll face zombie mascots, demonic game show hosts, sleep-sucking witches and the scariest thing of all — their first crushes.
  • “Joel Kim Booster: Psychosexual,” available June 21, is Joel Kim Booster’s Netflix comedy special debut.
  • Season three of “The Umbrella Academy,” due June 22, follows the group after putting a stop to 1963’s doomsday. The Umbrella Academy returns home to the present, convinced they prevented the initial apocalypse and fixed this timeline once and for all. But after a brief moment of celebration, they realize things aren’t exactly how they left them. Enter the Sparrow Academy. Smart, stylish, and about as warm as a sea of icebergs, the Sparrows immediately clash with the Umbrellas in a violent face-off that turns out to be the least of everyone’s concerns. Navigating challenges, losses, and surprises of their own — and dealing with an unidentified destructive entity wreaking havoc in the universe (something they may have caused) — now all they need to do is convince Dad’s new and possibly better family to help them put right what their arrival made wrong.
  • “QUEEN,” releasing June 23, follows Sylwester, a retired tailor who now moonlights as a drag queen. He left Poland fifty years ago and has been living in Paris ever since. One day he gets a letter, asking him to donate a kidney to his ill daughter, who he left behind all these years ago and has never seen. Reluctantly, he embarks on a journey back to his motherland, to the coal mining town to which he swore never to return. The journey takes an unexpected turn, forcing Sylwester to confront the past and use his artistic skills to mount a stage production to save this small coal mine town.
  • “The Upshaws” (season two, part one) debuts June 29. The multi-camera comedy centers on a working-class African American family in Indiana. It follows Bennie Upshaw (Mike Epps), the head of a Black working class family in Indianapolis, a charming, well-intentioned mechanic and lifelong mess just trying his best to step up and care for his family — wife Regina (Kim Fields), their two young daughters (Khali Spraggins, Journey Christine) and firstborn son (Jermelle Simon), and the teenage son (Diamond Lyons) he fathered with another woman (Gabrielle Dennis) — and tolerate his sardonic sister-in-law (Wanda Sykes).
  • “Uncoupled,” due July 29, follows Michael (Neil Patrick Harris), who thought his life was perfect until his husband blindsides him by walking out the door after 17 years. Overnight, Michael has to confront two nightmares — losing what he thought was his soulmate and suddenly finding himself a single gay man in his mid-forties in New York City.

 

HBO Max Celebrates Pride Month With Content Lineup

HBO Max is launching into Pride 2022 through a full curatorial and design refresh of its LGBTQ+ Voices collection.

“The page seeks to uplift, educate and inspire all members of the LGBTQ+ community and beyond year-round,” according to HBO Max. “Titles that reflect the vibrant, nuanced spectrum of queerness will be prioritized and elevated across all pages, displaying HBO Max’s ongoing commitment to the LGBTQ+ community and overall diversity, inclusion and representation.”

The month-long celebration also includes free sampling of select titles available on Watch Free Episodes on HBO Max.

Additionally, the collection includes custom, short-form content series produced by Human by Orientation. These series will showcase and amplify the voices of HBO Max LGBTQ+ talent such as “Hack’s” Hannah Einbinder; “Legendary’s” Dashaun Wesley, Leiomy Maldonado, Jameela Jamil and Law Roach; “Somebody Somewhere’s” Murray Hill and Jeff Hiller; and “We’re Here’s” Bob the Drag Queen, Shangela and Eureka. The featured content will include”Queerness in Conversation,” “Culture Closeups,” “Serving Lewks” and “Get Ready With Me.” 

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As part of its Pride Month curations, HBO Max is partnering with DC to host a Super Hero Pride tray, consisting of titles from the DC Multiverse that feature characters in the LGBTQ+ community such as “Naomi,” “Batwoman,” “Harley Quinn,” “Young Justice,” “Constantine: City of Demons,” “Doom Patrol” and “Peacemaker.”
 
Throughout the month of June, HBO Max’s “Human by Orientation” will also partner with queer collectives across the markets (Los Angeles, Miami, and New York City) to bring the community back together to celebrate Pride in person, according to HBO Max. Starting on June 4 in Los Angeles, “Human by Orientation” kicks off a month of Pride collaborations by partnering with “The Party by Ostbahnhof” on “SCENE.” This event will feature a lineup of queer DJs and incorporate photo moments from iconic HBO Max series. On June 19, “Human by Orientation” will team-up with Black, queer collective, Masisi, for its Pride and Juneteenth celebration in Miami. Programming will feature wellness workshops and skincare services by Black practitioners, followed by a panel discussion titled “Art and Dance Floors as a Platform for Healing,” and finally a night of music and performances by Black, queer creatives.
 
Finally, kicking off New York City Pride weekend on June 24, “Human by Orientation” will partner with Brooklyn-based collectives Club Carry, xCakes and DickAppointment to host their celebration “GARDEN.” The event will start with community-centered discussions around queer nightlife and lead into a party with sets by notable queer DJs.
 
The list of titles included on HBO Max’s LGBTQ+ Voices page include:
 
Movies:

  • Acuitzeramo, 2022 (HBO)
  • And the Band Played On (HBO)
  • At Last, 2020
  • Beach Rats, 2017 (HBO)
  • Bessie, 2015 (HBO)
  • Best in Show, 2000 (HBO)
  • Billie Jean King: Portrait of a Pioneer (HBO)
  • Caro Comes Out, 2019 (HBO)
  • Coastal Elites, 2020 (HBO)
  • Desert Hearts, 1985
  • Dog Day Afternoon, 1975
  • El Nombre del Hijo, 2021 (HBO)
  • Happy Together, 1997
  • How to Survive a Plague, 2012
  • Kajillionaire, 2020 (HBO)
  • Language Lessons, 2021
  • Larry Kramer in Love & Anger (HBO)
  • Life Partners, 2014 (HBO)
  • Looking: The Movie, 2016 (HBO)
  • Lupe, 2021 (HBO)
  • Mapplethorpe: Look at the Pictures (HBO)
  • My Days of Mercy, 2017 (HBO)
  • Nudo Mixteco, 2021 (premieres June 3, HBO)
  • Pariah, 2011 (HBO)
  • Paris Is Burning, 1990
  • Presenting Princess Shaw (HBO)
  • Shiva Baby, 2021 (HBO)
  • Skin Can Breathe, 2022 (HBO)
  • Spring Awakening: Those You’ve Known (HBO)
  • Suited (HBO)
  • The Birdcage, 1996 (HBO)
  • The Color Purple, 1985
  • The Fallout, 2022
  • The Haunting, 1963
  • The Legend of the Underground (HBO)
  • The Importance of Being Earnest, 2002 (HBO)
  • The Matrix, 1999
  • The Out List (HBO)
  • The Times of Harvey Milk, 1984
  • The Trans List (HBO)
  • Transhood (HBO)
  • Tu Me Manques, 2021 (HBO)
  • Victor/Victoria, 1982
  • Welcome to Chechnya (HBO)
  • When I Knew (HBO)
  • Wig (HBO)

 
Series:

  • “Angels in America” (HBO)
  • “Batwoman”
  • “Dafne and the Rest”
  • “David Makes Man”
  • “Degrassi: The Next Generation”
  • “Equal”
  • “Euphoria” (HBO)
  • “Euphoria: Rue and Jules” (HBO)
  • “Fast Foodies”
  • “Full Bloom”
  • “Gentleman Jack” (HBO)
  • “Gossip Girl” (2021)
  • “Hacks”
  • “Irma Vep” (premieres June 6, HBO)
  • “It’s a Sin”
  • “Legendary”
  • “Looking” (HBO)
  • “Los Espookys” (HBO)
  • “Mrs. Fletcher” (HBO)
  • “Nuclear Family” (HBO)
  • “Our Flag Means Death”
  • “PAUSE with Sam Jay” (HBO)
  • “Queen Stars”
  • “Queer You Are”
  • “Search Party”
  • “Seeing America with Megan Rapinoe” (HBO)
  • “Six Feet Under” (HBO)
  • “Somebody Somewhere” (HBO)
  • “Sort of”
  • “Steven Universe”
  • “The Baby” (HBO)
  • “The Other Two”
  • “The Sex Lives of College Girls”
  • “The Wire” (HBO)
  • “Todxs Nosotrxs”(HBO)
  • “Tuca & Bertie”
  • “Veneno”
  • “We Are Who We Are” (HBO)
  • “We’re Here” (HBO)
  • “Wellington Paranormal”

 
Documentaries:

  • A Family Is a Family is a Family: A Rosie O’Donnell Celebration (HBO)
  • Billie Jean King: Portrait of a Pioneer (HBO)
  • Caro Comes Out (HBO)
  • Equal
  • How to Survive a Plague
  • Larry Kramer: In Love & Anger (HBO)
  • LFG
  • Mapplethorpe: Look at the Pictures (HBO)
  • McQueen (HBO)
  • Nuclear Family (HBO)
  • Paris Is Burning, 1990
  • Presenting Princess Shaw (HBO)
  • Six by Sondheim (HBO)
  • Spring Awakening: Those You’ve Known (HBO)
  • Suited (HBO)
  • The Gospel According to André (HBO)
  • The Lady and the Dale (HBO)
  • The Legend of the Underground (HBO)
  • The Out List (HBO)
  • The Times of Harvey Milk, 1984
  • The Trans List (HBO)
  • Transhood (HBO)
  • Welcome to Chechnya (HBO)
  • When I Knew (HBO)
  • Wig (HBO)

Magnolia’s Streaming Service Celebrates Pride, Juneteenth

Magnolia Selects, the streaming platform from Magnolia Pictures, has announced that it will highlight select titles this month in celebration of Pride month and Juneteenth.

Selections range from the groundbreaking Tangerine to the BAFTA award-winning and Oscar-nominated I Am Not Your Negro to Night Catches Us and Whose Streets?.

Tangerine is a 2015 dramedy, directed by Sean Baker and written by Baker and Chris Bergoch, about a transgender sex worker who discovers her boyfriend and pimp has been cheating on her. The film premiered at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival and enjoyed a limited theatrical release from Magnolia Pictures.

I Am Not Your Negro is a 2016 documentary directed by Raoul Peck and based on acclaimed Black author James Baldwin’s unfinished manuscript Remember This House. The film, narrated by Samuel L. Jackson, documents the history of racism in the United States. It won the BAFTA Award for Best Documentary and was nominated for Best Documentary Feature at the 89th Academy Awards.

The Juneteenth lineup:

SVOD (available to watch now on Magnolia Selects)

  • I Am Not Your Negro
  • Night Catches Us
  • Whose Streets?
  • Untouchable
  • The Coalition

 

AVOD

  • Woman Thou Art Loosed
  • Herbie Hancock: Possibilities
  • Presenting Princess Shaw
  • Harlem Aria
  • Diary of a Tired Black Man
  • Venus and Serena

 

TVOD

  • John Lewis: Good Trouble
  • Toni Morrison: The Pieces I am
  • The Gospel According to Andre
  • Boom for Real: The Late Teenage Years of Jean-Michel Basquiat
  • The Final Year
  • A Cold Hard Truth

 

Highlighted Pride month titles include:

SVOD (available to watch now on Magnolia Selects)

  • Tangerine
  • Jack & Diane
  • Life Partners