Celebrate Pride Month with Movies on Hoopla

June is Pride Month! Take some time to curl up with a good book about the LGBTQ2+ community or by an LGBTQ2+ author. Feeling social? Then, why not celebrate this fun occasion by watching movies with friends or family about people who are LGBTQ2+. Here are some films that you can watch on Hoopla for free through the library, that feature characters that are LGBTQ2+:

  1. 3 Generations: This drama is about three generations of family living together in New York. Elle Fanning plays Ray, a transgender teenager who wants to begin hormone therapy, but needs his father's permission. His mother is supportive, however, his grandmother is finding it hard to accept that she has a grandson. 
  2. Rent: If you feel like watching a musical, this movie based on an award-winning Broadway musical is for you. It is about a group of friends living in New York, who are struggling to pay rent. The story line follows the characters as they endure poverty, illness and AIDS.  
  3. Adventures of Priscilla Queen of the Desert: Looking for a laugh? Then, this funny film is for you. It follows three drag queens as they travel across the Australian Outback to a perform in a show. 
  4. Call Me By Your Name: In the mood for romance? This academy-award-winning film is based on the book of the same name by André Aciman. It follows Elio, a 17 year-old, who spends the summer in Italy with his parents, and falls in love with Oliver, a 24 year-old scholar. 
  5. Tell it to the Bees: This romance movie is based on a book of the same name by Fiona Shaw. It takes place in the 1950s in Britain and focuses on a relationship that develops between a doctor and her patient's mother.
  6. Disobedience: This film is also based on a book of the same name by Naomi Alderman. It centres on a woman from an Orthodox Jewish background that forms a romance with a childhood friend. Rachel Weisz and Rachel McAdams star in this romance.