After months of unprecedented struggles, June is finally bringing some normalities back. The weather is getting warmer, places are opening to their full capacity, panic has ceased, and it feels like the perfect time to celebrate with pride. As Pride Month rolls in, MagellanTV has come up with a list of docs to keep you inspired.
Although there’s still a lot of work to do, celebrate those big steps that humanity has taken over the years. Perhaps it is time to remember where we were and how far we have come as a society.
For that reason, MagellanTV — a premium streaming video service dedicated to showing high-quality documentaries to a global audience – curated this playlist of must-watch documentaries to celebrate Pride Month.
Survival of the Fabulous
Survival of the Fabulous is an award-winning documentary that explores how gay men have thrived even in the face of being social outcasts. Director Bryce Sage explores the biology and evolution of male homosexuality, including whether or not people can be born gay.
How We Got Gay
Directed by Marc de Guerre, How We Got Gay, is a top documentary film from 2017. It shares the incredible story of how gay men and women went from being the ultimate outsiders to occupying the halls of power. The documentary has a profound influence on our cultural, political, and social lives.
The mini-series, “Sex Revolutions,” follows both a colorful and controversial chapter of modern American History. From the 1950s to the 2000s, the documentary follows individuals and events that coalesced to challenge the moral orthodoxy surrounding sex and sexual behavior. It is a journey around the world to discover the sexual revolution.
Pregnant Man: The Story of Thomas Beatie
Director Luke Campbell tells the story of Thomas Beattie and his family. The documentary follows him telling tales of his sad childhood, transgender issues as a teenager, and how he became the first man in the world to give birth.
The man with swollen belly sparked an ethical debate about transgender right across the world.
Ladyboys is a 1992 documentary that shows the struggles of two teenage kathoeys, Thai transgender persons. In this documentary, Jeremy Marre follows two countryside boys on their path to becoming famous performers in the glamorous cabarets of Pattaya.
Codebreaker: Alan Turing – Persecution Of A Genius
This 2011 documentary by Claire Beavan and Nick Stacey follows Alan Turning, a famous mathematician and computer science pioneer, whose lifetime achievements went unrecognized. Instead, he was disgraced for being a gay man in a time when homosexual acts were illegal.
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