Amazon Prime Video celebrates Pride

Amazon Prime Video celebrates Pride

As the UK celebrates PRIDE, Amazon have pulled together a selection of films and TV shows which explore LGBTQ+ themes and are available to watch on Amazon Prime Video.

AWOL (2017)

Lola Kirke (Mozart in the Jungle, Mistress America) shines as Joey, who joins the Army as a way out of Pennsylvania coal country just as she falls in love with magnetic housewife Rayna (Unreal’s Breeda Wool). This film is a meditation on the boundless possibilities of first love constricted by the trials of poverty.

Before the Fall (2017)

Described as a reimagining of Pride and Prejudice, this film follows the relationship between Ben Bennet a, affluent but seemingly arrogant attorney and Lee Darcy, a detached factory worker wrongly charged with domestic abuse. Both men form a dislike for each other which becomes a problem when Ben falls in love with Lee.

Carol (2015)

Carol is a romantic film starring Cate Blanchett & Rooney Mara and set against the glamorous backdrop of 1950s New York. Carol is an achingly beautiful depiction of love against the odds.

Ekaj (2017)

Think Kids meets Midnight Cowboy. Ekaj is a film packed with real life drama and a real sense of humour. The film capture’s a naive teen’s runaway journey to one of the most difficult city’s to survive in, New York City.

Jamie: Drag Queen At Sixteen (2011)

This moving and uplifting documentary follows the emotional story of teenager Jamie Campbell as he makes a bold step on his difficult journey into adulthood. The film, which inspired the smash hit musical, shows Jamie battling prejudice from his community, but also within his own family, whilst pursuing what he feels is his destiny: becoming a drag queen.

This is Me (2019)

This documentary follows the story of Dominik Spangler and what he endured by the school administration for trying to live his life in the mountains of Eastern Kentucky.

(Picture: Amazon UK)

Please Like Me (2013)

Based on the award-winning comedy of Josh Thomas, the six-part series Please Like Me is about cavoodles, custard tarts and boyfriends and girlfriends. Mostly though, it’s about growing up quickly and realising that your parents are not heroes, but big dopes with no idea what’s going on-just like you.

Transparent (2014)

The award-winning Amazon Originals Series, Transparent explores what happens when the Pfefferman family patriarch makes a dramatic admission, the entire family’s secrets start to spill out, and each of them spin in a different direction as they begin to figure out who they are going to become. Starring Jeffrey Tambor, Judith Light, Amy Landecker, Jay Duplass, and Gaby Hoffman.

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