Celebrating the pride month Netflix revealed a slew of offerings shining a spotlight on the diverse spectrum of LGBTQ+ stories, identities and self-expression with their new collection, Shine With Pride. With over 460 titles, the collection features impactful documentaries, dramas, comedies including Getting Curious With Jonathan Van Ness, Heartstopper (just renewed for two more seasons), She-Ra and The Princess of Power, Elite and many more.
Inspired by the range of colour and symbolism present in the Pride flag, illustrator Ben Nichols created the collection artwork to celebrate the uniqueness that makes the LGBTQ+ community extraordinary.
Here are some of the show details and their release date:
Stand Out: An LGBTQ+ Celebration- The largest-ever gathering of LGBTQ+ comics.
Release Date: 9 June 2022
The historic celebration featured some of the best in LGBTQ+ comedy legends and emerging talent hosted by Billy Eichner. Highlights included icon Ani DiFranco introducing Margaret Cho, Sarah Paulson introducing Tig Notaro, Lily Tomlin introducing Sandra Bernhard, Lena Waithe introducing Wanda Sykes, and Rosie O’Donnell closing the night and inviting the rest of the performers joining her on stage for a NEW rendition of Cyndi Lauper’s hit Girls Just Want to Have Fun, GAYS Just Want to Have Fun. Other incredible talent who performed throughout the night included Bob the Drag Queen, Eddie Izzard, Solomon Georgio, Sam Jay, River Butcher, Patti Harrison, Matteo Lane, Marsha Warfield, Mae Martin, Judy Gold, Joel Kim Booster, James Adomian, Guy Branum, Gina Yashere, Trixie Mattel, Scott Thompson, and Todd Glass. Stand Out is produced by Page Hurwitz, Wanda Sykes (Push It Productions), Brian Graden and Dave Mace (Brian Graden Media).
Dead End: Paranormal Park season one-
Release Date: 16 June
Dead End: Paranormal Park is based on creator and executive producer Hamish Steele’s horror-comedy graphic novels DeadEndia and web short Dead End.
The show follows the adventures of Barney, Norma and magical-talking-dog Pugsley, as they balance their summer jobs at the local theme park haunted house while battling the totally real supernatural forces that dwell within it. Together with their guide to the underworld multiplane, a sardonic thousand-year-old demon named Courtney, they’ll face zombie mascots, demonic game show hosts, sleep-sucking witches and the scariest thing of all: their first crushes!
The series will also feature a special musical episode with songs written by Patrick Stump.
The cast includes Zach Barack, Kody Kavitha, Emily Osment, Alex Brightman, Clinton Leupp a.k.a. Miss Coco Peru, Kenny Tran and Kathreen Khavari; while Alan Cumming, Angelica Ross, C Nelson, Kemah Bob, MJ Roridguez, Patrick Stump, Sam Jay, Taylor ‘Effy’ Gibson, Tom Lenk, Z Infante joins as the guest stars.
Other shows on the LGBTQ+ subject includes live-actions shows like teenage vampire story First Kill releasing on 10 June, documentary on Jennifer Lopez titled Halftime scheduled for 14 June, Iron Chef series coming on 15 June and Netflix comedy special Joel Kim Booster:Psychosexual releasing on 21 June.
In the Netflix program lineup, we also have The Umbrella Academy season three coming on 22 June, story of a retired tailor Queen releasing on 23 June, The Upshaws (season two, part one) comedy that centers on a working-class African American family in Indiana with 29 June as release date alongside Uncoupled releasing on the same day.