Best shows to watch during Pride Month

Celebrate Pride Month with Freesat as we take a look at some of the most significant LGBTQ+ shows over the years! From iconic comedies to hard-hitting drama and must-see documentaries, you’ll be hooked on these shows in no time!

 

From hit Netflix dramas like Young Royals and Heartstopper, to BBC iPlayer documentaries including the story of Years and Years frontman Olly Alexander, keep reading to discover what to watch this month... 


Drama 

Gentleman Jack

BBC iPlayer

Anne Lister is determined to restore her shabby ancestral home and find herself a wife, despite what society in 1832 Halifax has got to say about it.  


The Wilds

Prime Video

After being stranded on a remote island, a group of teens from different backgrounds must fight for survival, all the while unaware they’re the subjects of an elaborate social experiment. 


The Sex Lives of College Girls

BBC iPlayer

When four freshmen move in together at Essex College in Vermont, their differing backgrounds are about to teach them things that will change their perspective on life forever.  


The Long Call

ITV Hub

A body is found on a beach in North Devon and DI Matthew Venn takes on the case that has no witnesses, no forensics, and no motive.  


Heartstopper

Netflix

Follow two teens in High School who start an unlikely friendship that might just lead to something more in this heart-warming teen drama on Netflix.  


Young Royals

Netflix

Prince Wilhelm is sent to a prestigious boarding school after embarrassing the Royal Family, where he meets Simon and begins a secret relationship.  


We Are Who We Are

BBC iPlayer

Two American teens based in Italy on a U.S. military base explore their friendship, love, identity and all the messy excitement and anguish of being a teenager.


Four Lives

BBC iPlayer

Four Lives is the true, heart wrenching story about the courageous families of four gay men who lost their lives to a killer named Stephen Port. Despite police failing them, they fought for the justice of their loved ones. 


Pose

BBC iPlayer 

Pose is set in New York during the rise of the Trump-era and the evolution of the ball culture, and follows Blanca, an LGBTQ ball fixture who becomes a ‘mother’ to a gifted dancer and a sex worker. 


Queers

BBC iPlayer

Watch eight monologues which were written in response to the 50th anniversary of the passing of the Sexual Offences Act of 1967, an act which decriminalised homosexual acts in private between two men aged 21 or over.  

 

Entertainment/Reality 


RuPaul’s Drag Race

BBC iPlayer

Join RuPaul as he judges a group of talented drag queens who compete in challenges for a chance to win a cash prize and the crown and title of America’s Next Drag Superstar. 


Queer Eye

Netflix

Get your fashion inspiration with Queer Eye, as the fab five set out to help some of their city’s people refine their wardrobes, grooming, diet, cultural pursuits and home décor.  


Getting Curious with Jonathan Van Ness

Netlfix

Follow Jonathan Van Ness as he interviews experts in various fields to discover more about life, including insects, beauty standards, gender, figure skating, food and architecture.  


Comedy 


Schitt’s Creek

Netflix

When a powerful family go bankrupt, they’re left with their only remaining asset, an ugly small town named Schitt’s Creek.  


Modern Family

Netlfix

Set in California, follow three modern-day families as they try to put up with their kids, quirky spouses and jobs in their own unique ways, which always provide us with hilarious situations. 


It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia

Netflix

Follow five alcoholics who are toxically co-dependent and selfishly motivated as they poorly run a decrepit Irish bar and get up to no good in every episode.  


Documentaries


Fear and Survival: Being LGBTQ in Iraq

BBC iPlayer

The LGBTQ community in Iraq is difficult and dangerous, and in a society that sees itself as modest, traditional and religious, many do not believe in anything but heterosexuality. People who are not of this group find themselves living in fear in their own country.  


Deep in Vogue

BBC iPlayer

Deep in Vogue is a celebration of the colourful, queer, emotional and political stories of Northern Vogue and its people.  


Leo: Becoming a Trans Man

BBC iPlayer 

Leo was born a girl and made the decision to take testosterone in his quest to become a man at 15 years old. This is Leo’s story.  


Olly Alexander: Growing Up Gay

BBC iPlayer

The frontman of Years and Years, Olly Alexander is exploring mental health issues faced by the LGBTQ+ community in this BBC documentary.  


Jamie: Drag Queen at Sixteen

BBC iPlayer

If you’ve ever seen the stage production, hit Prime Video movie or both, this is the true story of Jamie, the boy, who, despite facing prejudice from his own family and peers, decided to become a drag queen at sixteen.  

 

Gentleman Jack Changed My Life

BBC iPlayer

If you’re a fan of the hit BBC drama with Suranne Jones, Gentleman Jack Changed My Life explores a group of British women who took inspiration from Anne Lister and discovered their own sexuality.  


Hating Peter Tatchell 

Netlfix

This is the life story of the controversial human rights campaigner whose acts of civil disobedience changed everything, and revolutionised attitudes to homosexuality and exposed tyrants in the fight for equality.  


For more, discover the history of LGBTQ+ cinema and Freesat's favourite shows to celebrate Pride Month this June


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