The Gay Agenda: 10 Things We’re Eyeing In June

6.3.2014

By Stacy Lambe

Vampires, liars, and lesbians top of our pop-culture must list

Getting To Know Our Trailblazers

Showing at select screenings around the nation is a documentary about three senior trailblazers who defied expectations to lay down the foundations of the LGBT community. In Before You Know It, director PJ Taval follows Dennis, Robert and Ty to bring you their generation’s stories. (BeforeYouKnowItFilm.com, Now playing)

Streaming Our Pride

In addition to the debut of Orange Is the New Black season 2 on June 6, Netflix is giving fans an opportunity to catch on queer entertainment with a handy Pride Guide. Catch up on everything from G.B.F. to Brokeback Mountain. (Netflix, Now streaming)

Marathoning Queer TV

In celebration of gay pride, Showtime is bringing back two series — Queer as Folk and The L World — for the entire month of June. Every Monday through Friday at 8 pm EST, fans can re-watch back-to-back episodes of both shows starting on June 2. (Showtime, June 2)

Finding Fault In Our Stars

There’s no escaping the juggernaut of the rabid fan base surrounding the film adaptation of John Green’s critically-acclaimed YA novel, The Fault in Our Stars. Grab the tissues before going, the film — starring Shailene Woodley, Ansel Elgort and Nat Wolff (above) — promises to be a tearjerker. (Nationwide, June 6)

Keeping It Real With Fake Girls

MTV’s sleeper hit, Faking It, is wrapping up a strong first season, which saw two girls navigate love, sexuality, and friendship. The show moved beyond being a show about fake lesbians and blossomed into a series about the realities of high school. (MTV, June 10)

Lying Our Pretty Little Asses Off

The fifth season of TV’s guiltiest pleasure, Pretty Little Liars, premieres June 10. And we couldn’t be more excited about finding out who else is on Team A as the girls of Rosewood navigate the prospect of college while fending off lying boyfriends and murderous friends. (ABC Family, June 10)

Getting Ultra Violent With Lana Del Rey

Following two EPs, Lana Del Rey is back with Ultraviolence, her first full-length studio album since 2012. The singer teamed up with The Black Keys’ Dan Auerbach to give her sound a more edgy, Stevie Knicks vibe. (iTunes, June 13)

Going to the Cabaret

Headphone, a Hollywood boylesque cabaret show, returns for a limited seasonal run in Los Angeles on June 14. An evening with these performers promises live music, intimate dance numbers, inappropriate short films, and plenty of tie-loosening. (Fubar, June 14)

Yelling “Sooooooooookie” a Final Time

After six campy, blood-filled seasons, True Blood will draw to a close with its seventh and final season on HBO. Things look stark for the remaining residents of Bon Temps. While residents deal with an apocalyptic reality, Sookie must finally choose the vamp or werewolf for her. (HBO, June 22)

Serving Pageant Realness

Fans suffering from RuPaul’s Drag Race withdrawal may be delighted to know they can get their drag queen fix with the new Off-Broadway musical comedy, Pageant, which is a drag queen beauty contest where the audience picks the winner. The show, which stars Nick Cearley of The Skivvies, debuts the week of New York Pride. (The Davenport Theatre, June 29)

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