Previously at Vanity Teen, we wrote the first part of an article about the best LGBTQ + movies you can enjoy on Netflix. We decided to take some time because the catalog is immense, but that did not stop us from choosing the best of the best.
In fact, it has its merit. It is not easy to get good movies that show reality and a positive image of the LGBTQ + community. There are still prejudices around it, but that does not mean that there is not a group of producers, directors, and actors willing to make a change. One for the good and with a view to the future.
In its desire to continue dominating the entertainment and streaming market, Netflix wants to be one of the agents of that change. While it continues to support productions where stories and artists have a focus on the LGBTQ + community, new productions are still scarce. However, there are good movies of yesteryear that break the time barrier and still make noise today.
Without further ado, we bring you the second part of the best LGBTQ + movies that you can enjoy on Netflix during this Pride Month:
Hannah Gadsby: Nanette (2018):
Netflix not only has series and movies to enjoy. In their catalogs, there are also stand-ups for all those who want to get a smile or hang out laughing at the top of their lungs.
The latter is what the comedian Hannah Gadsby brings us with her stand-up Nanette, where she will talk about topics such as gender, sexuality, and childhood situations. Laughter and reflections are more than assured.
I Am Not Your Negro (2016):
Do you know what is difficult? Living with prejudice for your skin color in the XXI century. And do you know that it is even more difficult? Be trans and of color. That is something that the documentary I Am Not Your Negro portrays perfectly, which is responsible for showing the harshness that the community has suffered over the years.
Directed by Raoul Peck and narrated by Samuel L. Jackson, I Am Not Your Negro is a journey into the past to understand a present that is plagued with abuse to the African-American community, but also to people of color who identify with the movement LGBTQ +.
The Death and Life of Marsha P. Johnson (2017):
It’s simple, without Marsha P. Johnson this month we wouldn’t be celebrating Pride Month. In fact, likely, the events at the Stonewall bar would not have happened either. Maybe yes, but with another protagonist and a different ending.
Yet here we are. 52 years after the events of Stonewall and 29 years since Johnson’s death. The causes of his death are strange and there are many suspicions, but that did not stop the director David France from showing us the life of this character and his eagerness to shed light on a mystery that is still present and fresh.
Pariah is the living example of what a person of color and LGBTQ+ suffer daily. With a simple title, and focused on a single word, it perfectly defines the difficulties that this community presents.
The story is not just a title, as the tale is sublime. Easily one of the best lesbian stories ever written and brought to the big screen.
Directed by Dee Rees, Pariah tells the story of Alike on the streets of Brooklyn, who will show us her path of self-discovery, conflict with friends, family, and a continuous struggle to express her sexuality with total freedom.