Unable to step out to celebrate Pride Month? Don't worry, here are six shows about queer lives that you can stream instead.
While in normal times you might be celebrating Pride Month by going to extravagant pride parades and social gatherings, this year unfortunately you are stuck at home. Not to worry, to help you maintain your sanity this Pride Month you can binge-watch web shows that give you lessons on love, laughter, family and much more. Coming a long way in our journey of queer representation in pop culture, these shows open a window to the authentic world of queers and their relationships, breaking away from stereotypes and prejudices. Here are some of the best shows that you can binge-watch while celebrating Pride Month this year:
RuPaul's Drag Race
A cult in the world of the LGBTQIA+ pop culture community, this Emmy award-winning series shows a battle between America's drag queens who compete in fashion and performance challenges, all in hopes to win the crown as the next Drag Superstar. Currently, in its 13th season, the show has an exciting judging panel consisting of a host and judge RuPaul along with Michelle Visage and Carson Kressley or Ross Matthews alternating as the third judge.
Made in Heaven
The show has been a remarkable entry in India's queer representation. Based on the personal and professional struggles of a wedding planner duo, the series features a gay character as the protagonist of the story. Dealing with homosexuality with subtlety and sensitivity, the series highlights the struggles and prejudices faced by the LGBTQ community. Championing LGBTQ awareness, this series is a delight to watch with jaw-dropping performances by the cast.
The rich-to-rags story of a rich family that suddenly goes bankrupt and now must adjust to a simple life. The high point of the show is its respectful portrayal of the queer community. Navigating between the romance of two male characters, the show is everything swoon-worthy. Beautifully touching upon the role of the family in accepting queer relationships, this show will make you fall for it.
Pose is a groundbreaking show with a cast and crew that has deep roots in New York's queer community. Set in the late 80s and early 90s, the show follows the lives of an ensemble cast of mothers and their queer children as they move ahead with life in the era of AIDS and Madonna. Focused on showcasing the troubled relationships between queer kids and their parents, the show has some exceptional performances by its stellar cast.
The show is known for its nuanced queer characters and their representation. It showcases the harsh realities of a teenager in today's day and age. While each character is portrayed with their internal battles, being queer is not shown as their main character trait. The show's treatment of its queer characters is what won fans over. With the heartfelt representation of trauma and its impact on queer identity, this show is a must-watch.
Please Like Me
Beginning with Josh Thomas' coming out and his mother's attempted suicide on the news, the series starts with giving us a reality check of queer lives around us. The storyline seamlessly depicts issues of mental health along with queer representation. The series manoeuvres around a guy in his twenties as he sails through life after discovering his newfound sexuality.