Raise your hand if you’re straight up living for the Jonas Brothers’ comeback? If you’re like me, you’ve virtually dusted off their old tunes (read: “Year 3000” and “Lovebug”—to name a few) and broken out your crumpled Tiger Beat posters of Joe, Kevin and Nick. And my heart feels like it’s *literally* burnin’ up when I think about the the Jonas Brothers’ highly-anticipated documentary Chasing Happiness, which hits Amazon Prime Canada on June 4. Whatever happened to their purity rings? What made them come back together as a band, and as brothers? Are their wives *actually* friends? I cannot wait to find out.
Even if the JoBros aren’t your thing (but HOW), there’s a ton of great new titles on Amazon Prime Canada in June 2019, including a list of fantastic LGBTQ titles to binge in between all of the must-attend Pride festivities.
What’s coming to Amazon Prime on June 1
Synopsis: Starring Glenn Close. Albert Nobbs struggles to survive in late 19th-century Ireland, where women aren’t encouraged to be independent. Posing as a man so she can work as a butler in Dublin’s most elegant hotel, Albert meets a handsome painter and looks to escape the lie she has been living.
A Single Man
Synopsis: Starring Colin Firth and Julianne Moore. An English professor, one year after the sudden death of his boyfriend, is unable to cope with his typical days in 1960s Los Angeles.
The Kids are All Right
Synopsis: Starring Julianne Moore, Annett Bening and Mark Ruffalo. Two children conceived by artificial insemination bring their biological father into their non-traditional family life.
I Love You Phillip Morris
Synopsis: Starring Jim Carrey, Ewan McGregor and Leslie Mann. A cop turns con man once he comes out of the closet. Once imprisoned, he meets the second love of his life, whom he’ll stop at nothing to be with.
Synopsis: A transgender woman takes an unexpected journey when she learns that she fathered a son, now a teenage runaway hustling on the streets of New York.
Synopsis: The story of Harvey Milk, and his struggles as an American gay activist who fought for gay rights and became California’s first openly gay elected official.
Top Gear, Seasons 14 to 25
Synopsis: The hosts talk about everything car-related. From new cars to how they’re fuelled, this show has it all.
What’s coming to Amazon Prime on June 4
Synopsis: The Jonas Brothers Documentary Chasing Happiness follows the Brothers’ journey from their childhood in New Jersey, to pop superstardom, to their stunning breakup, to reconnecting and reuniting for their history-making smash #1 single “Sucker.”
What’s coming to Amazon Prime on June 5
Synopsis: Wickedly funny and extraordinarily-timed satire about the issues women face today.
What’s coming to Amazon Prime on June 19
12 Monkeys, Season 4
Synopsis: In the new season, James Cole and Dr. Cassandra Railly set out on an epic quest, travelling further back in time than they’ve ever been before. According to legend, their only hope lies with a weapon capable of stopping the witness for good. But they’ll soon discover that in order to win the final battle and save time itself, they will have to make the ultimate sacrifice.
LGBTQ shows and movies on Amazon Prime Video Canada
Synopsis: A ranch hand and a rodeo cowboy meet in the summer of 1963 and unexpectedly forge a romantic and lifelong connection. The complications, joys and heartbreak they experience provide a testament to the endurance and power of love.
Synopsis: Shot on black-and-white super 16mm film, 1985 takes a unique look at a pivotal moment in American history through the prism of empathy, love and family. Starring Cory Michael Smith (Gotham), Virginia Madsen (Academy Award Nominee, Sideways), Michael Chiklis (Golden Globe Winner, The Shield) and Jamie Chung (The Gifted).
Drag Becomes Him
Synopsis: An intimate glimpse inside the life of internationally acclaimed drag performer Jinkx Monsoon. The film follows the passionate pursuits that transformed a working class boy in a struggling family to an illustrious performer on a global stage.
Synopsis: At a time when transgender people are banned from serving in the U.S. military, four transgender troops risking discharge fight to attain the freedom they so fiercely protect. 2018 SXSW Audience Award Winner, Best Documentary.
Call Her Ganda
Synopsis: When Jennifer Laude, a Filipina transwoman, is brutally murdered by a U.S. Marine, three women intimately invested in the case—an activist attorney (Virgie Suarez), a transgender journalist (Meredith Talusan) and Jennifer’s mother (Julita “Nanay” Laude)—galvanize a political uprising, pursuing justice and taking on hardened histories of U.S. imperialism.
Synopsis: A story of two best friends, Tanner and Brent. One longs for the spotlight, convinced coming out will make him instantly popular. All seems to go according to plan as the girls in school battle for their newest must-have Gay Best Friend!
Men Don’t Whisper
Synopsis: 2018 Sundance and SXSW Film Festivals Official election. After being emasculated at a sales conference, gay couple Reese and Peyton decide the only way to regain their confidence and prove their masculinity is to sleep with some women. Created by Jordan Firstman and Charles Rogers (of TBS’s Search Party), Bridey Elliott (HBO’s Mosaic), Clare McNulty (Search Party), and Cheri Oteri (Saturday Night Live).
Synopsis: Nationalism gets a searing reality check in Wayne Wapeemukwa’s uncompromising debut feature Luk’Luk’I. Following the lives of five Vancouverites living on society’s fringes during the 2010 Olympics, this film takes us into uncharted territory, falling somewhere between a fiction we need to see and a documentary we wish didn’t have to exist.
One Mississippi, Season 1 to 2
Synopsis: A dark comedy, loosely inspired by Tig Notaro’s life, One Mississippi follows Tig as she navigates a complex re-entry into her childhood hometown in Mississippi, to deal with the unexpected death of her much-loved mother. Reeling from her own recently declining health, Tig struggles to find her footing with the loss of the one person who actually understood her.
Synopsis: In Salt Lake City, Utah, the ubiquity of the Mormon Church complicated the AIDS crisis: patients received little support from—or were cast out by—their communities. With many patients abandoned by nearly everyone they knew, Dr. Kristen Ries and physician assistant-certified Maggie Snyder partnered with an order of Catholic nuns to create a safe haven amidst a sea of hate and fear for those with nowhere else to turn.
Transparent, Seasons 1 to 4
Synopsis: When the Pfefferman family patriarch makes a dramatic admission, the entire family’s secrets start to spill out, and each of them spin in a different direction as they begin to figure out who they are going to become.
Synopsis: Thirteen-year-old Bea (Charlotte Salisbury) wants a best friend more than anything else, but when she meets boisterous Kate (Lucinda Armstrong Hall) she gets more than she ever imagined. Porcupine Lake is a story of bravery and the secret world of girls set in northern Ontario during a hot and hazy summertime when adulthood has not yet arrived, but childhood is quickly vanishing.
Synopsis: What if a game could change your life? Three gay men in Sydney find a place to belong as they vie for the gay rugby World Cup. A film awash in sweat, flesh and testosterone, Scrum shows what it means for these tough men to be accepted for who they are.
The Broken Hearts Club
Synopsis: A group of gay friends—Dennis (Timothy Olyphant), Benji (Zach Braff), Howie, Patrick and Cole (Dean Cain)—finds that baseball and friendship sustain them through the ups and downs of life and love.
Synopsis: A 14-year-old boy, struggling with gender identity and religion, begins to use fantasy to escape his life in the inner city and find his passion in the process. Festival Favourite of Tribeca 2017.
Will and Grace, Seasons 1 to 8
Synopsis: Meet Will & Grace. Grace is a sassy and smart interior designer, Will is a gorgeous and super-cool lawyer. They’re both looking for love and they’re made for each other in every way but one—Grace is straight, Will is gay.
Will and Grace (The Revival)
Synopsis: That’s right, honey! A decade after their unforgettable eight-season run, comedy’s most fabulous foursome is back.