5 LGBT+ series and movies to watch in May

“The Kids in the Hall”. (Prime Video)

In addition to the return of a legendary series, The Kids in the Hallwhich paved the way for its inclusion of characters LGBT+ and his respectful and brilliant way of making humor, other productions that premiere in May contribute to an inclusive world. Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness incorporates a lesbian teenage superheroine, Stairs features Colin Firth in the role of a bisexual man, one of the storylines of the reality show bling empire focuses on a young gay man and Wild reveals that, in addition to an all-girls island, there is an all-boys island.

The Staircase -HBO Max, May 4

Collin Firth and Toni Collette play Michael Peterson and his wife, Kathleen Peterson, in “The Staircase.” (HBOMax)

This limited series is based on a true story: that of a writer of crime novels, Michael Petersonaccused of killing his wife Kathleen Peterson, after she was found dead at the bottom of a staircase. Unlike the documentary of the same name, this dramatization performed by Colin Firth Y Tony Collette focuses on the figure of Michael, a successful author with a secret sex life. During the trial, a process that received enormous media attention, it was exposed that he was bisexual. Firth’s character makes a study of Michael’s personality in the different facets of him.

Created by Anthony Fields and executive produced by Maggie Cohn, Stairs It has a cast that stands out Juliette Binoche, Michael Stuhlbarg, Dane DeHaan, Olivia DeJonge, Rosemarie DeWitt, Tim Guinee, Patrick Schwarzenegger, Sophie Turner, Vincent Vermignon, Odessa Young Y Parker Posey.

Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness (Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness) – movie theaters, May 5

Trailer for “Doctor Strange: Into the Multiverse of Madness. (Marvel/Disney)

The Marvel Cinematic Universe becomes more queer, and not dependent on acting, with the inclusion of lesbian heroine America Chavez, a member of the Young Avengers, who makes her debut in this long-awaited sequel to the blockbuster film starring benedict cumberbatch.

“The Multiverse is life or death,” says Stephen Strange in this sequel that also continues the events of Spider-Man: no way home, during which the stability of the universe was severely affected by the failed spell that summoned the arachnids and villains from other MCU stories. Doctor Strange and America Chavez (starring the teenage Xochitl Gomez) will join forces against all these beasts and all these interdimensional evildoers.

Elizabeth Olsen, Benedict Wong, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Michael Stuhlbarg Y Rachel McAdams They complete the cast.

The Kids in the Hall – Prime Video, May 12

Dave Foley, Bruce McCulloch, Kevin McDonald, Mark McKinney and Scott Thompson return: “The Kids in the Hall.” (Prime Video)

This cult series in the nineties returns with its unforgettable creators and actors: Dave Foley, Bruce McCulloch, Kevin McDonald, Mark McKinney Y Scott Thompson. His absurd humor, which often challenged the viewer, passed all limits with respect and intelligence. Much more controversial than Saturday Night Live, the Canadian production criticized social uses and customs and was at the forefront of the inclusion of LGBT+ characters on television. Thompson, who is gay in real life, was emblematic of the way to make humor about minorities without resorting to humiliation or condoning hate.

This new season begins with black humor—the grave of The Kids in the Hall show opens, and there lie the actors, now gray-haired—and promises to be once again ahead of its time. Among the special guests that this reboot will have are Pete Davidson, Catherine O’Hara, Kenan Thompson, Brandon Ash-Mohammed, Will Forte, Catherine Reitman, Samantha Bee, Paul Sun-Hyung Lee, Jay Baruchel, Mark Hamill Y Colin Mocherie.

bling empire -Netflix, May 12

Kane Lim, a young gay man from a family of wealthy real estate agents, will be one of the central stories in “Bling Empire.” (Netflix)

A reality show that follows a group of Asian millionaires from Los Angeles. Between glamor and drama, this second season will focus on the stories of Kelly Mi Liwho has ended his relationship with Andrew GrayY Kane Lima young gay man belonging to a family of wealthy real estate agents.

In addition to them participating in the program Christine Chiu, Kevin Kreider, Jamie Xie, Guy Tang, Cherie Chan, Jessey Lee Gabriel Chiu Y Henry Chang.

Wilds – Prime Video, May 6

The second season of “The Wilds” premieres, the survival series created by Sarah Streicher. (Prime Video)

The second season of this series with LGBT+ characters begins with the shocking revelation that was known at the end of the first: that the teenage girls trying to survive on a deserted island are actually part of a social experiment. A second island, exclusively inhabited by men, increases the level of drama in this production for young people.

Created by Sarah Streicher, The Wilds has Amy Harris as showrunner and his cast lead him Rachel GriffithsSophia Ali Y Shannon Berry.

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5 LGBT+ series and movies to watch in May