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Lionsgate Play celebrates ‘Pride Month’ with timeless titles

Published: 3rd Jun 2021 10:35 am

The direct-to-consumer platform stands in solidarity with the LGBTQ+ community with its colourful logo and by showcasing representation of the community in the best of cinema.

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The line-up boasts some of the best socially significant titles with popular characters who have won hearts of millions with their charismatic and bold performance in this space.

Lorraine (Charlize Theron) and Delphine (Sofia Boutella) in ‘Atomic Blonde’:

The action thriller film ‘Atomic Blonde’ navigates the life of Lorraine Borughton, an undercover MI6 agent who is sent to Berlin to investigate the murder of a fellow agent and recover a missing list of double agents. There, she partners with embedded station chief, David Percival, to navigate her way through the deadliest game of spies. The writer included a sub-plot of having a bisexual couple in the film that was not a part of the original book.

Cast: Charlize Theron, James McAvoy, and Sofia Boutella; Director: David Leitch

Erica Myles (Anna Friel) and Anna Garner (Louisa Krause) in ‘The Girlfriend Experience – Season 2’:

The 14-episode anthology drama series follows two parallel stories each focusing on entirely new characters, relationships, plotlines, and locations. One set in Washington D.C. follows the

The Girlfriend Experience – Season 2

story of Erica, a finance direct of a Republican super PAC, and Anna, a GFE provider. Erica enlists Anna’s help in blackmailing a high-powered fundraiser to deliver on her fundraising goals.

The other is set in New Mexico and follows the life of Bria Jones, a former high-end escort and her estranged 13-year-old stepdaughter who enters the Witness Protection Program in order to escape an abusive relationship.

Cast: Anna Friel, Louisa Krause, Carmen Ejogo, and Morgan Davies; Director: Lodge Kerrigan and Amy Seimetz

Amber (Charly Clive) in ‘Pure’:

Marnie, a 24-year-old is diagnosed with a form of OCD called Pure O.

Discovering and coming to terms with her mental health, she is struggling with her thoughts, most of which are plagued by intriguing sexual pondering that occurs at the most inappropriate of instances.

Pure

Dealing with new, unprecedented feelings, she makes the decision to make a drastic change by shifting from Scotland to London in search for answers. Navigating the exploratory journey of herself, she is sceptical of what the future holds. ‘Pure’ was nominated for British Academy Television Craft Award for Breakthrough Talent and received an IMDB rating of 7.4/10.

Cast: Charly Clive, and Joe Cole; Director: Aneil Karia and Alicia Macdonald

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