Films to Watch for Pride 2022

Updated: Oct 27

Pride Month has come and gone, but that doesn’t mean we have to stop the fun! Continue celebrating pride all year round by watching these films, all directed by LGBTQIA+ directors! 🌈✨


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OC TOP 5:

FAVORITE FILMS BY LGBTQIA+ DIRECTORS


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But I’m A Cheerleader (1999)

Directed by Jamie Babbit

Where to Stream: Prime Video, Apple TV


A naive teenager is sent to rehab camp when her straight-laced parents and friends suspect her of being a lesbian.


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Spa Night (2016)

Directed by Andrew Ahn

Where to Stream: Prime Video, Apple TV, kanopy


A closeted Korean-American teenager takes a job at a Korean spa to help his struggling family, only to discover an underground world of gay sex that both scares and excites him.


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Pariah (2011)

Directed by Dee Rees

Where to Stream: Apple TV


A Brooklyn teenager juggles conflicting identities and risks friendship, heartbreak, and family in a desperate search for sexual expression.


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Saving Face (2004)

Directed by Alice Wu

Where to Stream: Apple TV


A gay Chinese-American and her traditionalist mother are reluctant to go public with secret loves that clash against cultural expectations.


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Port Authority (2019)

Directed by Danielle Lessovitz

Where to Stream: Prime Video, Apple TV


Kicked out of his home in Pennsylvania, Paul travels to New York City and finds romance with a woman who, unbeknownst to him, is transgender.


OC Honorable Mentions:


Milk - Gus Van Sant

The Watermelon Woman - Cheryl Dunye

The Normal Heart - Ryan Murphy

Pain and Glory - Pedro Almodovar

The Kids Are Alright - Lisa Cholodenko


To learn more about LGBTQIA+ representation in film, check out last year’s GLAAD Studio Responsibility Index.


If you’d like to do more to help support the LGBTQIA+ community, donate to one or more of these amazing organizations!

GLAAD

GLSEN

Human Rights Campaign

The Trevor Project

National Center for Transgender Equality

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