June is Pride Month, a celebration of all things LGBTQIA+, so Showmax has compiled a watchlist of the best queer series, movies, and documentaries anyone can enjoy. Here are 5 Suggestions from us:
We’re Here | Series
In We’re Here, RuPaul’s Drag Race veterans Bob the Drag Queen, Eureka O’Hara, and Shangela Laquifa Wadley inspire small-town residents from across America to step outside their comfort zones. They inspire a life-changing journey of self-discovery with 1 night of no-holds-barred drag and they’re already renewed for a second season by HBO.
CAROL | Movie
Carol is a powerful drama about a married woman in 1950s New York, who risks everything when she embarks on a romance with a younger department store worker. Carol, which was also nominated for Oscars for Adapted Screenplay, Cinematography, Costume Design, and Score, won 79 awards worldwide and was recently named the fourth-best LGBTQIA+ movie of all time by Rotten Tomatoes, where it has a 94% critics rating.
I MAY DESTROY YOU | Limited series
I May Destroy You centers on Arabella, a carefree, self-assured Londoner with a group of great friends, a boyfriend in Italy, and a burgeoning writing career. But when her drink is spiked with a date-rape drug, she must question and rebuild every element of her life.
The half-hour drama has a 98% critics rating on Rotten Tomatoes, where the critics’ consensus says, “I May Destroy You is at once brave and delicate, untangling the trauma of sexual assault with dark humour and moments of deep discomfort, all held together on the strength of Michaela Coel’s undeniable talent.”
P-VALLEY S1 | Series
P-Valley was the eighth highest-rated TV show of 2020, according to Rotten Tomatoes. It set a new record on the Starz App for the most-viewed series premiere ever. Indiewire hailed it as “unlike anything ever seen on TV… the series knows exactly what it wants to be: a sexy, fast-paced drama that sets out to de-stigmatize the world of stripping and shatter misconceptions.”
MOFFIE | Movie
Adapted from an autobiographical 2006 novel by André Carl van der Merwe, Moffie is set in South Africa in 1981. Like all white boys over the age of 16, Nicholas Van der Swart must complete two years of compulsory military service to defend the Apartheid regime. He must survive the brutality of the army – something that becomes even more difficult when a connection is sparked between him and a fellow recruit.