There is no denying the massive amount of capitalism that goes into a lot of marketing during Pride month. A lot of rainbow flags and merch emerges for us to buy, but it’s also important to make sure that the places we give money are also giving back to our community. Mind you, many places should be doing this all year round, but if they are going after our purchases during Pride, then we should ask them for something more.
Which is why I was so glad to see that Shout! Factory is celebrating Pride month with a sale of 100 pieces of media that have meant something to the community. They had me at The Nanny personally, because Fran Fine helped a lot of baby gays find themselves.
One of my favorites is their special Pride Edition of The Babadook. The horror figure became a queer icon a few years ago and honestly, we are still totally enjoying it. Shout! is also donating a percentage of all sales to the Los Angeles LGBT Center, so you know that at least some money is going to organizations that are helping the community.
“We’re celebrating Pride Month by offering a 2-week sale* of over 100 personally curated releases in our library that have spoken (for a variety of reasons) to many in the LGBTQ community and their allies. We’re offering drama, music, camp, classic TV and even horror! There’s something for everyone in the mix. And the best part: your purchases in this promotion go towards a good cause. We are donating a percentage of all sales during the month of June to the Los Angeles LGBT Center®—a long-standing non-profit organization that provides valuable and much-needed services to many, not just in L.A., but across the country. We also encourage you to consider helping and donating further to them directly.”
(via Shout!, image: Screengrab)
- Jason Momoa went full Aquaman, calling out two fishermen who butchered a live shark and laughed about it. (via SomeeCards)
- 6 LGBTQ+ people talked about what they would like their workplaces to look like. (via Refinery 29)
- Barry Jenkins has been tapped by Fox Searchlight to direct its untitled film based on the life of choreographer Alvin Ailey. (via Deadline)
- Jessica Alba brings her daughter to therapy in order to learn how to be a better mother and we commend her openness about that. (via ET Canada)
- Dave Bautista talks about his audition for Guardians, calling it a “nightmare” due to his fear about getting work (via i09)
- The Twilight Zone reboot finale “Blurryman” and starring Seth Rogen and Zazie Beetz, apparently gets meta as Hell and we are here for it. (via Bloody Disgusting)
Time to get our best Pride wear ready this month.
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