What place does Netflix give to the LGBTQI + community? We looked into the question and, in this proud month, we have selected, for you, the best queer series on Netflix.
Every year, during the month of June, the world is dressed in a rainbow. It is also an opportunity to recall the fight against LGBTQIphobic discrimination and for a more egalitarian and inclusive world. An entire month marked by, in particular, the famous pride march initiated in 1969 following the Stonewall riots in the United States where LGBTQI + people rebelled against a decent police force in a gay bar in New York. This pride march, we owe it to three black women, including two transgender women: Marsha P. Johnson, Stormé DeLarverie and Sylvia Rivera. If the fight of these three activists has been somewhat invibilized over the years, it is therefore important to remember that we owe them the current magnitude of the Pride Month. On this occasion, we take a look back at some Netflix series that celebrate queer people.
“The Chronicles of San Francisco”: the adaptation of the famous literary saga
The Chronicles of San Francisco is the adaptation of Armistead Maupin’s literary saga. We follow Mary Ann who is back in the city of San Francisco. 20 years after leaving them to continue her career, she reunites with her daughter Shawna and her ex-husband Brian. A dive into the city of San Francisco, renowned for its acceptance of the LGBTQI + community. The cast is, in addition, very convincing, since we find Elliot Page, Mary Ann Singleton or Charlie Barnett.
“Special”: portrait of Ryan O’Connell
Ryan O’Connell is a writer, actor and producer on the series Special, available on Netflix. This TV program, season 2 of which has recently been released, is inspired by his own experience. Special tells the story of Ryan, a young gay man with mild cerebral palsy. The series is sweet, funny and has the merit of highlighting the homosexuality of a disabled person, a presence on the screens which is, unfortunately, still rare today.
“RuPaul’s Drag Race”: the new season is available
If you’ve never watched RuPaul’s Drag Race, you will have what you take care of. All seasons are available on Netflix. And if you’re up to date, note that Season 13 is available on the streaming platform. The series is produced and presented by RuPaul. Each season several Drag Queen compete in the hope of being the next major star of the United States.
“Feel good”: because Mae and George
With Feel good, Mae Martin is also inspired by her experience to touch the viewer. As his character embarks on a career as a comedian, we also follow his relationship with George, a young woman who, until then, had only had heterosexual relationships. The gender issue is therefore very present in Feel Good. With great benevolence, we witness the questions of these two women. Best of all, the supporting characters are just as compelling. Special mention to Lisa Kudrow!
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