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Happy Pride Month - Entertainment Suggestions

  • Ireland
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25-06-2020

In Day 4 of our PRIDE WEEK celebrations, here are some suggestions of films, tv series, books and documentaries which might be of interest to all.

Video

Panti’s now famous powerful and inspiring Noble Call speech at the Abbey Theatre. This is a 10 minute watch and well worth taking time out for over a cup of coffee if you have never seen it before.

See here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WXayhUzWnl0

Films

Dating Amber (Amazon Prime) – This funny and poignant Irish film is set in 1995 (only a couple of years after homosexuality was de-criminalised). The two main characters struggle with their sexuality while dealing with school bullying and fake a relationship in order to appear “normal” to their peers and families.

Moonlight – highly acclaimed film depicting the three stages of a young African American man’s life.

Paris is Burning – a documentary, filmed over seven years, portraying African American and Hispanic gay men, drag queens and transgender women competing in fashion and vogue dancing battles. 

The Imitation Game – historical drama based on the life and work of Alan Turing.

Brokeback Mountain - tragic but beautiful story illustrating the pain and suffering of the main characters. It highlights the oppression, violence and suffering gay people can experience.

Call me by your Name - simple story, no clichés, no categories, no labels. Just two guys spending a romantic summer together. 

The Half of It (Netflix) – teenage romance inspired by Cyrano de Bergerac

A Secret Love (Netflix) – film about a love that spans 70 years

TV Series

Pose (Netflix) – drama set in 1980s and 1990s New York LGBTQ+ ballroom culture scene

Gentleman Jack (HBO/Amazon) - Historical drama following landowner and industrialist Anne Lister, based on her diaries which she wrote in code

Books

“Girl, Woman, Other” by Bernadine Evaristo. This book follows the lives and struggles of twelve very different characters. Mostly women, black and British, they tell the stories of their families, friends and lovers, across the country and through the years.

“The Picture of Dorian Gray” by Oscar Wilde. Set in the moral climate of Wilde's time, this story is one of Victorian sensibility regarding art and morality. The New York Times commented “Wilde went to prison not because he loved young men but because he flaunted that love and “Dorian Gray” became the chief exhibit of his shamelessness.

Podcasts

I’m Grand Mam”: two lads, originally from Cork, now living in London, have a cuppa and a catch up each week while exploring the collective life landmarks that accompany growing up gay in the world today.

Uncover – the Village a true crime podcast following a serial killer in Toronto’s gay village and the inadequacy of the police investigation. 

Pantisocracy”: Host Miss Panti Bliss brings us into a cabaret of conversations with guests who influence and inspire us and share their own journey.

Documentaries

The 34th – documentary which spans the decade that culminated in the 34th amendment to the Irish constitution allowing same sex marriage. 

Queen of Ireland (Amazon Prime) – a brilliant documentary focusing on Rory O’Neill aka Panti Bliss.

Disclosure (Netflix) – this is a documentary focusing on how transgender people are depicted on screen and how that, in turn, affects transgender people’s lives and American culture

Disclaimer

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