Not heading to a Pride parade? Stay in and have yourself an LGBTQ+ movie marathon weekend!
Find them in Sky Cinema on demand and from 6-8 July on Sky Cinema Select/HD (CH 442/412)
If you didn’t know, June saw Pride Month celebrated globally. Around the world, the LGBTQ+ community and its allies partied, remembered and honoured the impact that LGBTQ+ people have had, and continue to have, on society and our lives. All while making the world a lovelier, more rainbowy place. But the party isn’t over yet… On 7 July, the 2018 Pride in London Parade takes place, and the August extravaganza that is Brighton Pride is yet to come! There’ll be parades and music aplenty, and more face paint, balloons and glitter than you’d find at RuPaul’s birthday party!
But there’s more than one way to celebrate Pride this year; like parking your bum on the comfiest seat on the sofa and settling in to watch the best LGBTQ+ movies Sky Cinema has to offer. And hey, nothing’s stopping you from covering yourself in glitter while you do it – your house, your rules.
Professor Marston And The Wonder Women
Professor Marston And The Wonder Women, available in Sky Cinema On Demand and on Sky Cinema Select/HD (CH 442/412). Cert 15. Also available in HD
Starring Luke Evans (The Alienist) as Professor William Marston, Rebecca Hall (Christine) as his wife Elizabeth and Bella Heathcote (The Neon Demon) as their polyamorous partner Olive Byrne, this biographical drama follows the lives of the inventors of the lie detector. It’s this invention that reveals the main characters’ feelings for each other, and the story explores the highs and lows of their unconventional relationship, as well as William’s creation of the Wonder Woman comic.
Call Me By Your Name
Call Me By Your Name, available in Sky Cinema On Demand and on Sky Cinema Select/HD (CH 442/412). Cert 15. Also available in HD
This Oscar-winning drama, adapted from André Aciman’s novel of the same name, follows the blossoming relationship between 17-year-old Elio Perlman (Lady Bird’s Timothée Chalamet) and his parents’ older house guest, doctoral student Oliver (The Social Network’s Armie Hammer). Set in the beautiful Italian town of Bordighera, this coming-of-age movie is a beautiful and tender love story about two men discovering their true selves… which also makes you really want to go on holiday… and it has an amazing soundtrack. OK, we’ll stop gushing now.
Just Charlie, available in Sky Cinema On Demand and on Sky Cinema Select/HD (CH 442/412). Cert 15. Also available in HD
Charlie (newcomer Harry Gilby) is a teenager with phenomenal footballing talent and the world at his feet. Dad Paul (Taking Stock’s Scot Williams) is using Charlie to help him realise his own dreams, and pushing him towards a career in the game, but Charlie is apprehensive, as he is a girl trapped in a boy’s body. Just Charlie depicts the agonising internal battle between a person’s desire to please their parents and the need to become who they really are. Tissues at the ready – Gilby is an absolute star in the making.
Tom Of Finland
Tom Of Finland, available in Sky Cinema On Demand and on Sky Cinema Select/HD (CH 442/412). Cert 18. Also available in HD
Multi-award-winning Finnish director Dome Karukoski (who is set to direct the upcoming star-studded biopic Tolkien) tells the story of artist Touko Valio Laaksonen, also known by the pseudonym “Tom of Finland”. Laaksonen, played here by Pekka Strang (Armi Alive!), is a decorated World War II officer who took a stand against the persecution of homosexuality in Helsinki through his homoerotic paintings of muscular men, and subsequently helped trigger a gay revolution.
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