“We’re Here” makeover series is back, along with Derek Jarman and “Diana The Musical”


October is one of the happiest months of the year. With queer Christmas (aka Halloween) and being LGBTQ + History Month, it’s literally time for us to shine! Whether you’re looking to relax or celebrate, here’s a diverse list of things to keep you entertained throughout the month, including TV shows, movies, film festivals, and even postponed pride celebrations. From a 2004 Chucky The sequel and comedy / horror movies drag the legendary Chicago Pride Parade live, enjoy this list of spooky and super gay events, shows and movies coming to your screens this month – this.

Magnificent drop of death

Streaming now on Amazon Prime

Magnificent drop of death is a 2021 film directed by Michael J. Ahern, Christopher Dalpe and Brandon Perras. The comedy / horror is about a downcast bartender and an aging drag queen trying to survive the eccentric and hostile nightlife of a corrupt city as a masked maniac slaughters young gay men and drains them of their blood.

Saint-making

Online on The Guardian

A new Guardian documentary, Saint-making, directed by Marco Alessi, is available to watch at The Guardianthe website now. The documentary tells the story of a group of queer drag queens nuns in ’90s London who decide to canonize legendary filmmaker Derek Jarman as an act of political protest.

Diane the musical

From October 1 on Netflix

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Diane the musical, directed by American gay director Christopher Ashley, will be available on Netflix from October 1. With music and lyrics by David Bryan and Joe DiPietro, the heartfelt musical follows the life of Diana, Princess of Wales, one of the most beloved women of modern times.

Valley of the Dogs

October 1 on iTunes

The 2020 documentary Valley of the Dogs tells the poignant story of Gordon Church, a 28-year-old gay student at Southern Utah University who was tortured and killed by two parolees in 1988. Valley of the Dogs is an attempt to raise awareness of hate crimes against LGBTQ2S + people and to honor the memory of Church in what was one of the most brutal hate crimes in US history. The film presents a glimpse into the minds of its killers and crime reenactments, all shot at real locations where they took place 32 years ago. The documentary will be available on iTunes and Apple TV from October 1.

Eternal summer

October 1 on Netflix

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The Taiwanese film of 2006 Eternal summer, directed by Leste Chen, will be available to Netflix viewers starting October 1. The film follows three high school students who experience the agonies and ecstasies of love and struggle with their sexual orientations as they navigate new relationships, societal pressures, and their next steps after high school.

My name is Pauli Murray

From October 1 on Amazon Prime

A photo of the doc "My name is Pauli Murray"

Credit: Courtesy of the Pauli Murray Foundation

The American documentary of 2021 My name is Pauli Murray, directed by Betsy West and Julie Cohen, is available on Amazon Prime from October 1. The film follows the life of queer lawyer, activist and pioneer Pauli Murray, who was instrumental in the argument that the 14th Amendment’s equal protection clause prohibited discrimination. based on gender. As Extra Contributor Ilana Masad previously explained, “Pauli Murray is the most amazing activist, poet, lawyer and priest – not to mention a non-binary black queer model – you’ve probably never heard of. ” The documentary also presents a nuanced analysis of Murray and his relationship to his gender and sexuality. The films serve as a portrait of their impact as the non-binary black luminary who transformed our world.

Nightmare on Elm Street Series

October 1 on Peacock in the United States

Credit: Courtesy of New Line Cinema

The American streaming service Peacock launches the Nightmare on Elm Street series of films to watch on October 1st. Wes Craven’s iconic horror franchise is also one of the only mainstream horror films to feature an LGBTQ2S + lead role: actor Mark Patton as Jesse Walsh. The 1985 cinema Freddy’s Revenge is hailed for highlighting its gay subtext.

Chucky seed

October 1 on Peacock in the United States

When you think of Chucky film franchise, queer representation might not come to mind. Gay director Don Mancini wanted to take the franchise in a more gay direction, however. In the sequel to 2004 Chucky Seed, the protagonist is a non-binary character, a doll named Shitface. Also known as Glen / Glenda, Shitface is the child of killer dolls Chucky and Tiffany, and was unknowingly born to a twin sister, Glenda. But she remains asleep in her brother’s body. Sentenced for his androgyny, Shitface fled to Hollywood to find his parents and learn more about himself.

Scottish International Gay Film Festival (SQIFF)

Online October 2-10 (and in person)

The way we were. Credit: Courtesy of Inside Out Film Festival

The Scottish Queer International Film Festival (SQIFF) features LGBTQ + films and directors, some of which are available online to UK residents from October 2-10. An online program is called Sanctuary Shorts and features the 16-minute Canadian short film. The way we are, directed by Amanda Ann-Min Wong. The 2020 film shares snippets of audio interview stories with four queer Asian women: Katherine Chun, Wenda Li, Tamai Kobayashi, and Nancy Seto. Told in the present tense, these stories immerse viewers in the real and lived experiences of a different generation. The way we are will premiere at SQIFF on October 3.

Chicago pride

Live broadcast October 3

With the easing of COVID-19 restrictions in some areas, some areas can finally safely celebrate Pride in 2021. Chicago is hosting Pride from October 1-3. The iconic Pride Parade will take place on October 3 and will be broadcast live on local television channel ABC7, with full coverage of the entire parade also available via a live online broadcast stream on the chain. Some of this year’s pride artists include Shangela, Jamila Woods, and VINCINT. You can watch ABC7 live online here.

Kind of (first season 1)

October 5 on CBC Gem

The co-creator of

“Sort Of” co-creator Bilal Baig as Sabi. Credit: Keri Anderson

The first season of the upcoming Canadian sitcom Kind of Premiered on CBC Gem on October 5th. Created by Bilal Baig and Fabrizio Filippo, the series stars Baig as Sabi Mehboob, a non-binary millennial trying to balance their diverse identities as a child of Pakistani immigrant parents, a sexy bartender in an LGBTQ2S + bookstore, and cafe and a caregiver for the young children of a professional hipster couple. Release dates in the United States to be confirmed.

Muy Gay Too Mexican

October 6 on HBO

Credit: Keri Anderson

The short comic film 2020 Muy Gay Too Mexican premieres on HBO on October 6. The film follows JD as he works through the duality of being gay and Mexican. He realizes that he needs the advice of his two very different roommates in order to have a successful third date and find some self-acceptance.

Knock

October 8 on request

Credit: Courtesy of: Sundance Institute

The new cinema Knock, based on a 2016 short story, is director Frida Kempff’s feature debut. The Swedish horror film follows a lesbian, Molly (Cecilia Milocco), who leaves a psychiatric ward after a nervous breakdown. She hears mysterious bangs and begins to search for the truth behind the sounds of the apartment above her. Available on request from October 8.

Cured

October 11 at 8 p.m. EST on PBS

Credit: Kay Tobin / Manuscripts and Archives Division, New York Public Library

The documentary film Cured recounts the campaign that led the American Psychiatric Association to remove homosexuality from Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders in 1973. Previously, doctors would often impose cruel treatments like electroshock and lobotomies on queer “patients”, but the film features LGBTQ2S + activists and allies who fought back and won. Co-directed by Patrick Sammon and Bennett Singer, Cured airs on PBS on October 11.

Canada’s Drag Race (first season 2)

October 14 on Crave in Canada and WOW Presents Plus elsewhere

Who will be the next Queen of the North? The second season of Canada’s Drag Race Premiering October 14 on Crave in Canada and WOW Presents Plus in the US This season Brooke Lynn Hytes is expected to return as host and judge, but Brad Goreski, Amanda Brugel and Traci Melchor will replace Stacey McKenzie and Jeffrey Bowyer-Chapman behind. the judges’ table. This season’s cast includes Canadian queens Adriana, Beth, Eve 6000, Gia Metric, Icesis Couture, Kendall Gender, Kimora Amour, Océane Aqua-Black, Pythia, Stephanie Prince, Suki Doll and Synthia Kiss.

We are here (Season 2)

October 18 on Crave and HBO in the US

Credit: Courtesy of Crave

Bob the Drag Queen, Eureka O’Hara and Shangela are back for HBO Season 2 We are here, aired Oct. 11 the day it was released nationally on Crave in Canada and HBO in the United States. The Queens recruit local residents from across the United States to participate in one-night drag shows and inspire their “drag girls” to speak authentically in front of their families, friends and communities.

The Dragula of the Boulet Brothers (Season 4)

October 19 on Shudder in the US

US streaming service Shudder is getting spooky with its 61 days of Halloween streaming now throughout October. Included in their lineup is season 4 of The Dragula of the Boulet Brothers, premiering October 19. The original Shudder series follows 10 drag artists from around the world competing for a grand prize of $ 100,000. The final season features a new lineup of guest judges including Vanessa Hudgens, Orville Peck, Poppy, Ray Santiago, Bob the Drag Queen and more.

Calgary B! G Pride Festival

Online events throughout October

The B! G Pride Festival in Calgary offers several online events that take place throughout the month of October. Included in their pride calendar is Virtual Reading with Royalty on October 6, which is a family story hour program presented in partnership with the Calgary Public Library, run by local drag artists on Zoom. Albertans, keep an eye out for other online pride events offered throughout the month.

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