The past few years have been testaments to the growing liberation of sexuality in our world: passage of equality bills, appointment of LGBTQIA leaders, celebrities coming out, sanctification of unions, pride marches everywhere, etc.
These practices of freedom have enabled us to revel equality and acceptance all-year long. However, June is the month where the world puts on a little more color. Despite the cruelty there is, an opportunity to proudly proclaim beliefs and uniqueness is a huge leap in our efforts of trumping hate with love.
From “Blue is the Warmest Color” to “Baka Bukas”, the entertainment industry has become one of the easiest way to educate people about the spectrum’s history, triumphs, and struggles.
With our Pride March happening tomorrow, we came up with a list of LGBT films you can watch to help you celebrate the event!
Filipino LGBT Films:
- Die Beautiful (2016)
Their struggles come even in death. Paolo Ballesteros plays a transgender Filipina who died while being crowned in a pageant. Her last wish was to be buried as a different celebrity on each night of her wake. However, her father wants to bury her as a man. Trailer here.
- Ang Huling Cha-cha ni Anita (2013)
A 12-year old (Therese Malvar) develops feelings for the stunning new woman (Angel Aquino) in town. Witness the struggles of a young girl recognizing her distinctive feelings and the fun that comes with it. Trailer here.
- 2 Cool 2 Be 4gotten (2016)
Khalil Ramos plays a companionless chap whose world changed when he met half-American brothers played by rising star Ethan Salvador and Hashtag member Jameson Blake. Trailer here.
Hollywood LGBT Films:
- The Danish Girl (2015)
This film will move you with the life of Einar Wegener (Eddie Redmayne) and his troubles after becoming the world’s first transwoman, Lili Elbe. Trailer here.
- Moonlight (2016)
The winner of “Best Picture” in the previous Oscars, Moonlight tells the tale of Chiron’s difficulty in making sense of his sexuality chronicled in three time periods—young adolescence, teen, young adult. Trailer here.
- Carol (2015)
Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara play an older woman and an aspiring photographer in 1950s New York who formed an intimate relationship after meeting in a department store. Trailer here.
- The Normal Heart (2014)
Based on true events, this film is a story of Ned Weeks (Mark Ruffalo) and his fight to raise awareness during the taboo time of HIV/AIDS in the 1980s. The film also featured his whirlwind romance with Felix Turner (Matt Bomer). Trailer here.
International LGBT Films:
- Seashore (Brazil – 2015)
Story of two boys and the exploration of their relationship while on the verge of entering adolescence. Trailer here.
- Jongens (Sweden – 2014)
Two race teammates discover their inner selves after forming a relationship. Trailer here.
- The Way He Looks (Brazil – 2014)
The life of a blind teenager changes upon the arrival of the new boy in school. Trailer here.
If these got you in a pride high, register to join our very own Pride March happening tomorrow in Marikina!
Though it is a universally-acknowledged fact that June is the Pride Month, don’t ever stop celebrating your color may it be during the cold breeze of December or the rainy days of July. You do you and we are proud of you!