The streaming service has curated a special list featuring works highlighting the LGBTQ+ community. The must-see suggestions aim to both entertain and educate. Check out a few suggestions below.
Zaynab, a thirty-something Pakistani-American lawyer in Chicago, begins a romance with Alma, a confident Mexican-American woman. Zaynab’s recently widowed mother has moved in and spends her days watching TV dramas while searching for a potential husband for her only daughter. Alma’s mother is a former professional Luchadora, which fascinates Zaynab who has recently taken up wrestling herself.
Thirteen-year-old Bea (Charlotte Salisbury) wants a best friend more than anything else, but when she meets boisterous Kate (Lucinda Armstrong Hall) she gets more than she ever imagined. Porcupine Lake is a story of bravery and the secret world of girls set in northern Ontario during a hot and hazy summertime when adulthood has not yet arrived, but childhood is quickly vanishing.
In Salt Lake City, Utah, the ubiquity of the Mormon Church complicated the AIDS crisis: patients received little support from-or were cast out by-their communities. With many patients abandoned by nearly everyone they knew, Dr. Kristen Ries and Maggie Snyder, PA-C partnered with an order of Catholic nuns to create a safe haven amidst a sea of hate and fear for those with nowhere else to turn.
At a time when transgender people are banned from serving in the U.S. military, four transgender troops risking discharge fight to attain the freedom they so fiercely protect. 2018 SXSW Audience Award Winner, Best Documentary.
When Jennifer Laude, a Filipina transwoman, is brutally murdered by a U.S. Marine, three women intimately invested in the case-an activist attorney (Virgie Suarez), a transgender journalist (Meredith Talusan) and Jennifer’s mother (Julita “Nanay” Laude)-galvanize a political uprising, pursuing justice and taking on hardened histories of US imperialism.
Shot on black-and-white super 16mm film, “1985” takes a unique look at a pivotal moment in American history through the prism of empathy, love and family. Starring Cory Michael Smith (“Gotham”), Virginia Madsen (Academy Award Nominee, “Sideways”), Michael Chiklis (Golden Globe Winner, “The Shield”) and Jamie Chung (“The Gifted”).
A 14-year-old boy, struggling with gender identity and religion, begins to use fantasy to escape his life in the inner city and find his passion in the process. Festival Favorite of Tribeca 2017
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