The Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras, one of Australia’s most famous and well-loved events, is taking place this weekend.
If you can’t make it to the actual event, there’s no need to feel like you’re missing out on the celebrations. Here are all the best TV shows you can watch this weekend to get in the Mardi Gras spirit.
ABC Arts and Screen Australia have selected 10 projects created by filmmakers from the LGBTQI community to receive Love Bites production funding.
From a radical 1980s lesbian erotic magazine to an internationally renowned Samoan-Australian drag performer, what it means to grow up with same-sex parents and the ubiquity of dating app culture, these 10 projects will showcase the diversity and artistic expression of Australia’s LGBTQI community.
Watch : You can watch all of Love Bites on ABC iView.
Riot is a long-awaited telemovie capturing the events of the first Mardi Gras, which were held in March in 1978 .
The show is headlined by Damon Herriman and also stars Australian talent Kate Box, Xavier Samuel and Jessica de Gouw.
The movie is set to take an in-depth look at Australia’s 1970s Gay Rights Movement, through the eyes of the people who fought for decriminalisation, recognition and equality.
As Riot is completely based on real people and real events, it shines a light on a very important chapter in Australia’s LGBTQI history.
Watch: On ABC and ABC iview on Sunday 25 February at 8.30pm.
Netflix recently dropped its rebooted version of the 2003 hit Queer Eye for the Straight Guy This time around, an all new Fab Five are on a mission to makeover the men of America.
While makeovers and fashion are big themes in the show, it’s also a series about the celebration and acceptance of gay culture.