10 Documentaries You Should Watch This Month (JUNE 2020)

There’s a lot going on this month with pride, protests, pandemics… so I completely understand if the last thing you want to do is binge documentaries on Netflix.  If you ARE in search for some content that is both educational and relevant to our current climate, here’s a list to get you started.

13th

13th dives deep into the history of systemic racism and mass incarceration in the United States. Strap in – this documentary is loaded with information.

Where to stream: Netflix, Free on Youtube

The Death and Life of Marsha P. Johnson

Follow activist Victoria Cruz as she tries to find answers behind the suspicious death of Marsha P. Johnson, a black gay rights activist who’s credited for starting the Stonewall Riots.

Where to stream: Netflix

BEFORE STONEWALL

This movie looks into the history of the LGBTQ community before the historic Stonewall riots. While a little outdated, the information is still presented well and relevant.

Where to stream: Rent on Amazon $1 (worth it!)

Who's Streets

An exploration into the protests in Ferguson, Missouri after the killing of 18-year-old Michael Brown.

Where to stream: Hulu

Becoming

Join Michelle Obama and head behind the scenes on her book tour, need I say more?

Where to stream: Netflix

KIKI

A documentary about New York’s underground LGBTQ ballroom scene and the realities many young LGBTQ face especially for teens of color.

Where to stream: Hulu

LA 92

A heavy look at the LA riots sparked by the acquittal of 4 police officers after the brutal assault of Rodney King.

Where to stream: Netflix

Circus of Books

Director Rachel Mason delves into the work of her parent’s business, an adult bookstore, known for being the largest distributor of gay pornography.

Where to stream: Netflix

Strong Island

In this Oscar-nominated documentary, filmmaker Yance Ford investigates her brother’s murder and exposes the problems of systemic racism.

Where to stream:  Netflix + Free Stream on Youtube

A Secret Love

A look into the lives of Pat Henschel and Terry Donahue, a lesbian couple who kept their relationship a secret for 7 decades.

Where to stream: Netflix

What are you watching? Let me know in the comments!

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