#FIRSTLOOK: HBO MAX DOCU-SERIES “EQUAL” COMING TO HOLLYWOOD SUITE
As we approach Pride month, Hollywood Suite is gearing us up with the opportunity to see HBO Max Docu-Series EQUAL! The Docu-Series recalls the trail of Activism and all its unsung heroes that landed us where we are today. It also speaks with several high-profile subjects including Cheyenne Jackson, Anthony Rapp, Shannon Purser, Heather Matarazzo, Jamie Clayton, Isis King, Samira Wiley and Gale Harold. Most of all, Billy Porter narrates.
Schedule is as follows:
Episode 1 – The Birth of a Movement
Broadcast premiere Monday, June 7 at 9pm ET
Available on demand Tuesday, June 8
In response to a repressive 1950s culture that considers homosexuality illegal and immoral, two iconic gay rights groups organize, fight back, and lay the foundation for the modern LGBTQ+ civil rights movement.
The episode 1 premiere will be followed by the Hollywood Suite premiere of Luca Guadagnino’s Oscar, BAFTA and Spirit Award-winning film Call Me by Your Name (2017).
Episode 2 – Transgender Pioneers
Broadcast premiere Monday, June 14 at 9pm ET
Available on demand Tuesday, June 15
The incredible stories of three trans trailblazers from across the ages help illuminate the significance of the 1966 uprising at San Francisco’s Compton’s Cafeteria.
The episode 2 premiere will be followed by Colette (2018) and Kinsey (2004).
Episode 3 – Black is Beautiful, Gay is Good!
Broadcast premiere Monday, June 21 at 9pm ET
Available on demand Tuesday, June 22
We meet three very different activists whose lives and work epitomized the intersection of gay and civil rights in the 1960s: Lorraine Hansberry, Bayard Rustin, and José Sarria.
The episode 3 premiere will be followed by Moonlight (2016).
Episode 4 – Stonewall: From Rebellion to Liberation
Broadcast premiere Monday, June 28 at 9pm ET
Available on demand Tuesday, June 29
The events of the historic Stonewall Uprising are told through the voices of the activists and icons who were there, and who helped usher in a new era of being, out, proud, and EQUAL.
The episode 4 premiere will be followed by the Hollywood Suite premiere of Xavier Dolan’s Cannes Grand Prix, César and Canadian Screen Award winner Juste la Fin du Monde (2016) and A Single Man (2009).
Other Queer Cinema selections airing during Pride month include: The Children’s Hour (1962), The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975), The Times of Harvey Milk (1984), The Color Purple (1985), My Beautiful Laundrette (1986), Paris is Burning (1990), My Own Private Idaho (1991), The Adventures of Priscilla Queen of the Desert (1994), The Celluloid Closet (1995), The Birdcage (1996), Fire (1996), Mulholland Dr. (2001), Brokeback Mountain (2005), Closet Monster (2015) and Sleeping Giant (2015).
(Photo credit: HBO Max)