The Crimson Petal and the White shows the horrors of 1870s London

The Crimson Petal and the White is a four part mini series from 2011, now streaming on Acorn TV. It’s set in 1870s London at a time when women, whether prostitutes or well-married ladies, had few options and fewer freedoms.

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Hope Gap stars a brilliant Annette Bening

Hope Gap tells of the breakup of a 29 year marriage. The script is an ear wowing flow of rhythm and poetry. Annette Bening as the wife, Grace, does an amazing job delivering on the poetry and pain of the story – she’s simply brilliant. You can see Hope Gap on Prime Video.

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The High Note definitely sparks joy

The High Note tells the warm and inspiring story of Maggie (Dakota Johnson), an aspiring music producer. Maggie works as a personal assistant for the pop diva Grace Davis (Tracee Ellis Ross).

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Alaska is a Drag. Watch this queen bust a move

Alaska is a Drag is the kind of independent film I look for. It tells a particular story about a unique character in a unique situation. It shows a world and a life that we’ve never seen before in a film. And, it was written and directed by a woman, Shaz Bennett. You can see it on Netflix.

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Monarca, season 2, takes a quest for power to new heights

Monarca, the Mexican drama, takes the quest for power using betrayal, murder, and blackmail to new heights in season 2. The rich and powerful Carranza family argue over the leadership of their corporation, Monarca. This family relationship series full of intrigue and danger is streaming on Netflix.

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Home Before Dark Gives New Meaning to ‘Precocious’

Home Before Dark tells a story based on real events about a precocious and intrepid 9 year old journalist who solves a cold case. It’s suspenseful and mysterious. You’ll find it on Apple TV+.

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Never Rarely Sometimes Always is Unflinchingly Realistic

Never Rarely Sometimes Always shows in powerful detail how a 17 year old girl from Pennsylvania manages to travel to New York City for an abortion. The film is as real and difficult as the journey was. You can watch it on HBO Max.

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I Hate Suzie. Well, she is a bit of a mess.

I Hate Suzie. Don’t forget the period at the end of that sentence; it’s required. Suzie, played with enthusiastic mayhem by Billie Piper, is a television personality recognized regularly on the street. Her phone is hacked and photos of her in compromising situations with not-her-husband are posted online. This comedy from the UK is now available on HBO Max.

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Bridgerton brings Shondaland Sensibility to Regency England

Bridgerton is the first Shondaland series produced on Netflix. It’s already set for a second season of proper society, steamy sex, secret sins, and a racial equality rewrite.

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Sylvie’s Love is a Lush and Romantic Love Story

Sylvie’s Love is a gorgeous, luscious love story set in the world of jazz and cocktails from the late 1950s to the early 1960s. Streaming on Prime Video, it will set your romantic heart atingle.

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