FX’s Sweeping ‘Pride’ Docuseries Is an Engaging and Substantive Historical Record

Every June, a barrage of LGBTQ media and news coverage arrives to announce the beginning of Pride month.

The final season of FX’s groundbreaking drama “Pose” debuted in May, and Hulu’s adorable teen coming out story “Love, Victor” will return in two weeks.

But for those seeking an engaging and accessible history lesson in the LGBTQ movement, FX’s six-part docuseries “Pride” is a delightful and substantive addition to the canon of Pride-related content.

By giving queer filmmakers full creative control, “Pride” goes way beyond the conventional narrative of LGBTQ history.Part political history, part cultural record, each of “Pride’s” six episodes follow a single decade, beginning with the McCarthyism of the 1950s and ending with the growing mainstream acceptance of the 2000s.

Produced by FX, Vice, and Killer Films, each episode is directed by different queer filmmakers who were given full creative license on what to feature.

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