Cheers, queers! It’s Pride Month, and there is a litany of new LGBTQ+ shows and movies to watch in June. Here are some of the LGBTQ+ movies and television shows we’re most looking forward to this month.
With Love – June 2
After nearly a year and a half, Amazon Prime’s GLAAD Award-nominated rom com series With Love returns for its second season. Created by Gloria Calderón Kellett (One Day at a Time), the first season of With Love followed the Diaz family over five episodes, with each episode devoted to a different holiday. Season 2 returns on June 2, with Cameron Esposito and Busy Phillips joining the cast.
Love Allways – June 2
After last month’s premiere of The Ultimatum: Queer Love, it seems it is the season for queer dating shows. On June 2, Paramount+ will premiere Love Allways, a pansexual dating show where TikTok creator Lexi Paloma is looking for her match among contestants of multiple genders. But the catch? Paramount+ has said that some of the contestants fall for each other.
Never Have I Ever – June 8
In April 2020, Mindy Kaling’s dramedy series Never Have I Everpremiered on Netflix, and gave many people the addictive binge they needed. Based “in the spirit” of Kaling’s childhood, this series follows an Indian-American high school student as she deals with romantic relationships and grief, and includes several LGBTQ+ characters. The fourth and final season airs on Netflix on June 8.
BLUE JEAN (2022) | Official Trailer | Altitude Films
Starting in 1988, a series of anti-LGBTQ+ laws introduced by conservative prime minister Margaret Thatcher went into effect in the UK. Set during the time these laws were in effect, the film Blue Jean tells the story of a closeted gym teacher who encounters one of her students at a lesbian bar. Blue Jean arrives in theaters on June 9.
Jagged Mind - June 15
Jagged Mind is about a woman who suffers from reoccurring blackouts and strange visions. She eventually figures out that she's stuck in a series of time loops — time loops that her new girlfriend could be behind. The series stars Shannon Woodward (Westworld, Raising Hope) and Maisie Richardson-Sellers (DC's Legends of Tomorrow).
Project Runway All-Stars – June 15
Season 20 of the hit reality competition series Project Runway returns to Bravo on June 15 with an “All-Stars” Edition that features a plethora of LGBTQ+ talent. Christian Siriano will mentor the contestants, alongside judges Nina Garcia, Brandon Maxwell, and Elaine Welteroth. Guest judges will include Billy Porter, Zac Posen, and Lena Waithe.
Black Mirror - June 15
The sixth season of Black Mirror comes out this month. The series is known for its queer-inclusive films, so we're sure that this season will also showcase both LGBTQ+ talent and LGBTQ+ storylines.
The Blackening – June 16
In the horror genre, Black characters stereotypically die first. But The Blackening considers what would happen if an all-Black group of friends is trapped in a cabin with a killer. Based on a 2018 comedy sketch, The Blackening was co-written and produced by gay comedian Dewayne Perkins, who also stars in the film as a gay man. The Blackening hits theaters on June 16.
And Just Like That – June 22
Season 2 of the Sex and The City sequel And Just Like That will be back this summer on Max, and its queer storylines will continue. According to the trailer for this season, Miranda (Cynthia Nixon) and Che Diaz (Sara Ramirez) will continue their romance. Season 2 of And Just Like That premieres on Max on June 22.
Glamorous – June 22
grown-ish – June 26
After eight seasons and 176 episodes, ABC’s black-ish ended in April 2022. In 2018, Freeform premiered a spin-off called grown-ish,a queer-inclusive dramedy that follows the children featured in black-ish as they go off to college and become adults. The first half of the sixth and final season of grown-ish will premiere on Freeform on June 26.
Eldorado - June 28
Berlin's Eldorado nightclub in the late 1920s was iconic. It was a significant part of Berlin's queer scene and was an establishment that built Berlin's diverse nightlife. Gays, lesbians, and trans folks danced with the likes of Marlene Dietrich and Charles Chaplin. The club even saw Nazi officials attend and hang with the guests. However, the club became a target of Nazi oppression and it was forced to close in 1932.
"The world’s first visibly queer community was destroyed by the Nazis in just a few years. Many who had just learned about a new freedom were suddenly persecuted and murdered," a Netflix description reads.
The documentary, which premieres (in English) on June 28, delves into the club's history and the fate of LGBTQ+ people between the world wars. Historical recreations, interviews, and archival footage are used to bring viewers closer to the experience that was Eldorado.
The Witcher – June 29
In December 2019, Netflix premiered The Witcher, a fantasy series based on a book series of the same name. According to interviews with the show’s executive producer and showrunner, when the show returns for its third season, it will include a queer character named Philippa Eilhart, who is also part of the books. The first volume of the third season of The Witcher will premiere on Netflix on June 29.
Every Body – June 30
Intersex people are not often featured in television and film, and even when they are, they are often depicted through problematic stereotypes. But later this month, Focus Features will release a documentary film about intersex people called Every Body, from Academy Award nominated and Emmy-winning filmmaker Julie Cohen (RBG). Every Body will be released in theaters on June 30.
Nimona – June 30
Based on a graphic novel of the same name by ND Stevenson (She-Ra and the Princess of Power), Nimona is an animated film about a queer shapeshifting girl who teams up with a villain to clear his name. Starring Chloe Grace Moretz as the titular character and featuring queer actors including RuPaul and Indya Moore, Nimona premieres in France at the Annecy International Animation Film Festival on June 14, and will be released on Netflix on June 30.