Pride (American TV series)

Pride is an American documentary television miniseries revolving around LGBT rights in the United States decade-by-decade. It consists of 6 episodes and premiered on May 14, 2021, on FX.[1]

Pride
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GenreDocumentary
Country of originUnited States
Original languageEnglish
No. of episodes6
Production
Executive producers
Producers
  • Funmi Akinyode
  • Megan Goedewaagen
  • Marc Smolwitz
  • Kate Bolger
Cinematography
  • Ellen Kuras
  • Aaron Kovalchik
  • Michelle Crenshaw
  • Allen Jacobsen
  • Mego Lin
  • Christine Ng
  • Michael Beach Nichols
Editors
  • John F. Lyons
  • Rosella Tursi
  • Genéa Gaudet
  • Christine Khalafian
Running time41-47 minutes
Production companies
Release
Original networkFX
Original releaseMay 14 (2021-05-14) –
May 21, 2021 (2021-05-21)

SynopsisEdit

The series follows LGBT rights in the United States decade-by-decade beginning with the 1950s. Episode 1 features the story of LGBT rights activist, lawyer and memoirist Madeleine Tress.[2]

It features appearances by Christine Jorgensen, Flawless Sabrina, Ceyenne Doroshow, Susan Stryker, Kate Bornstein, Dean Spade, Raquel Willis, Christine Vachon, Margaret Cho, John Waters, Jewelle Gomez, Ann Northrop, Zackary Drucker, Jules Gill-Peterson, CeCe McDonald, Brontez Purnell, B. Ruby Rich, Chase Strangio, Michael Musto and Tez Anderson, among other writers and LGBT historians.[3][4]

EpisodesEdit

No.TitleDirected byOriginal air dateU.S. viewers
(millions)
1"1950s: People Had Parties"Tom KalinMay 14, 2021 (2021-05-14)N/A
2"1960s: Riots & Revolutions"Andrew AhnMay 14, 2021 (2021-05-14)N/A
3"1970s: The Vanguard of Struggle"Cheryl DunyeMay 14, 2021 (2021-05-14)N/A
4"1980s: Underground"Anthony Caronna
Alex Smith
May 21, 2021 (2021-05-21)N/A
5"1990s: The Culture Wars"Yance FordMay 21, 2021 (2021-05-21)N/A
6"2000s: Y2Gay"Ro HaberMay 21, 2021 (2021-05-21)N/A

ProductionEdit

In August 2019, it was announced FX had ordered a documentary series about LGBT rights in the United States with Killer Television, Vice Studios and Refinery29 set to produce.[5] In March 2021, it was announced Tom Kalin, Andrew Ahn, Cheryl Dunye, Anthony Caronna, Alex Smith and Ro Haber would serve as directors on the series, with Refinery29 no longer attached.[6][7] Production began in April 2021 in Greenwich Village, Lower Manhattan, the site of the June 1969 Stonewall Riots, considered widely to be the catalyst for the gay rights movement.[8][9]

ReceptionEdit

Pride has been receiving favorable critical acclaim. On review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes, the series has an approval rating of 100% based on 12 reviews, with an average rating of 7.5/10.[10] On Metacritic, the series has a weighted average score of 72 out of 100 based on reviews from 9 critics, indicating "generally favorable reviews".[11]

AccoladesEdit

Year Award Category Recipient(s) Result Ref.
2022 GLAAD Media Awards Outstanding Documentary Pride Nominated [12]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ ""Pride" - Six-Part Docuseries on the Struggle for LGBTQ+ Civil Rights in America Premieres May 14, 2021 at 8pm ET/PT on FX". The Futon Critic. March 30, 2021. Retrieved April 24, 2021.
  2. ^ Anderson, John (2021-05-11). "'Pride' Review: Sweeping History Made Personal". Wall Street Journal. ISSN 0099-9660. Retrieved 2021-07-31.
  3. ^ ""Pride" - Six-Part Docuseries on the Struggle for LGBTQ+ Civil Rights in America Premieres May 14, 2021 at 8pm ET/PT on FX". The Futon Critic. March 30, 2021. Retrieved May 27, 2021.
  4. ^ Ward, Bruce (May 24, 2021). "Pride on FX: Review". A&U Magazine. Retrieved May 27, 2021.
  5. ^ Goldberg, Lesley (August 6, 2019). "FX Unveils Robust First Docuseries Slate". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved April 24, 2021.
  6. ^ Santer, Kristen (March 30, 2021). "FX Announces Release Date for Timely 'Pride' Docuseries on LGTBTQ+ Civil Rights". Collider. Retrieved April 24, 2021.
  7. ^ Nakamura, Reid (March 30, 2021). "FX Docuseries 'Pride' Sets Director Lineup, Gets May Premiere Date". TheWrap. Retrieved April 24, 2021.
  8. ^ Julia Goicichea (August 16, 2017). "Why New York City Is a Major Destination for LGBT Travelers". The Culture Trip. Retrieved February 2, 2019.
  9. ^ "Brief History of the Gay and Lesbian Rights Movement in the U.S". University of Kentucky. Retrieved May 23, 2021.; Nell Frizzell (June 28, 2013). "Feature: How the Stonewall riots started the LGBT rights movement". Pink News UK. Retrieved May 23, 2021.; "Stonewall riots". Encyclopædia Britannica. Retrieved May 23, 2021.
  10. ^ "Pride (2021)". Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved July 28, 2021.
  11. ^ "Pride (2021)". Metacritic. Retrieved January 19, 2022.
  12. ^ "The Nominees for the 33rd Annual GLAAD Media Awards". GLAAD. 2022-01-21. Retrieved 2022-01-22.

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