Pride Month is a vibrant and inclusive celebration of the LGBTQ+ community. It was first celebrated in the UK in 1972 with the nation’s first march in London and now cities and regional areas from Manchester to Eastbourne regularly hold Pride marches. It serves as a time to honour the progress made towards equality and acknowledge the work that still needs to be done. Throughout June, Pride celebrations foster a sense of community and promotes acceptance regardless of sexuality or gender identity.

To close out Pride month, members of our Glamazon affinity group sat down to discuss their lived personal and professional LGBTQIA+ experiences.

With the support of Glamazon, Amazon’s LGBTQ+ employee affinity group, employees and allies across the company can celebrate Pride together. Glamazon provides a space for employees to network, build a community and celebrate the stories and achievements of our LGBTQ+ colleagues, customers, and their communities.

As part of our Pride Month celebrations this year, we asked Glamazon members across the UK to share their recommendations for inspiring, funny, and moving movies to watch on Prime Video.


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Ayo Edebiri and Rachel Sennott in Bottoms

Bottoms is a teen comedy starring Emmy Award winner Ayo Edebiri (The Bear) and Rachel Sennott (Shiva Baby), as PJ and Josie.

In this refreshingly unique comedy, PJ (Rachel Sennott) and Josie (Ayo Edebiri), start a fight club as a way to lose their virginities to cheerleaders. And their bizarre plan works! The fight club gains traction, and soon the most popular girls in school are beating each other up in the name of self-defense. But PJ and Josie find themselves in over their heads and in need of a way out before their plan is exposed.

Why should you watch it?

“This is a new film, I watched it recently and laughed the whole way through. I loved seeing a modern film entirely focused on young queer women, with no ’it-was-all-a-phase ending’. It’s something I didn’t have access to as a teenager.”
Alexandra Lancaster
Senior Vendor Manager at Amazon Fresh Private Brands


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Rooney Mara and Cate Blanchett in Carol

Set in 1950s New York, Carol is a captivating historical romance drama starring Rooney Mara as Therese Belivet an aspiring photographer who begins a friendship with Carol Aird (Cate Blanchett), a woman going through a difficult divorce from her husband. As their friendship deepens into a forbidden love affair, they embark on a road trip that cements their bond but also exposes them to societal scrutiny and personal risks. Carol features stunning performances and is a beautiful yet heart-breaking exploration of love, desire, and self-discovery.

 Carol is available to rent for £3.49 or buy for 4.99 on Prime Video.

Why should you watch it?

I can’t recommend Carol enough. The story develops slowly allowing you to connect with the characters and almost experience things the same way they do. I also enjoyed that much of this film is immersed in non-verbal cues which means you have to pay attention to body language to pick them up. All in all, I’d say keep some tissues handy.
Miriam Dogo
Demand Generation team Representative at AWS

Everybody’s Talking About Jamie

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Max Harwood and Sarah Lancashire in Everybody's Talking About Jamie

Inspired by a true story, Everybody’s Talking About Jamie is a vibrant coming-of-age musical about a teenager from Sheffield who dreams of becoming a drag queen. Despite facing bullying and a lack of understanding from his classmates, Jamie finds unwavering support from his best friend, Priti, and his mother, Margaret. With their encouragement, Jamie meets Loco Chanelle, a seasoned drag queen who helps him develop his drag persona and boost his confidence. Filled with catchy songs, the film explores themes of self-discovery, acceptance, and the power of being true to oneself.

Why should you watch it?

It is a great story of self-acceptance despite societal pressures, that can encourage everyone to embrace their true selves unapologetically. It’s also a great heartfelt story. Jamie’s relationship with his mother is one many can relate to, and his relationship with his mother’s best friend is an example that family can often be found and is not simply biological.
Dan Burton-Peet
Senior Operations Manager

Boys Don’t Cry

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Hilary Swank and Chloë Sevigny in Boys Don't Cry

Boys Don’t Cry is a gripping drama based on the true story of Brandon Teena. Hilary Swank stars as Brandon, a young female-to-male transgender man navigating life and relationships in rural America. Seeking a fresh start, Brandon moves to Falls City, where he finds new friends and falls in love with Lisa (Chloë Sevigny). However, his past is revealed after a brush with the police. This revelation leads to escalating tensions and violence from those around him, particularly ex-convicts John and Tom, who he had considered friends.

Boys Don’t Cry is available to rent for £3.49 or buy for £5.99 on Prime Video.

Why should you watch it?

Although this is hard movie to watch, it is also a very important one. It is based on a true story and features an epic performance from Hilary Swank, who was one of the first big actors to represent the trans community in a film. Filled with love, hope and heartbreak, this film had a big impact on me when I first saw it as a teenager. It always reminds me that we have a long way to go before everyone in the queer community is safe and free to be themselves.
Alexandra Lancaster
Senior Vendor Manager at Amazon Fresh Private Brands

Red White & Royal Blue

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Taylor Zakhar Perez and Nicholas Galitzine in Red, White & Royal Blue

Red, White & Royal Blue is a romantic comedy that follows the unlikely love story between Alex Claremont-Diaz (Taylor Zakhar Perez), the charming son of the President of the United States, and Prince Henry (Nicholas Galitzine), a member of the British royal family. When a public disagreement at an event threatens to become a diplomatic disaster, they are forced to stage a truce. As they spend more time together, their animosity turns into a secret romance that could jeopardise both the presidency and the Royal family. Filled with humour and heart, Red, White & Royal Blue is a delightful story about love and acceptance.

Why should you watch it?

In this film, ‘being gay’ isn’t the main plot. The storyline focuses on them being an unlikely couple due to their family dynamics. While it does provide much-needed representation for LGBTQ+ relationships in mainstream media, at its core, it is a simple heart-warming romance between Alex and Harry.
Dan Burton-Peet
Senior Operations Manager

Glamazon Contributors

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Dan has worked at Amazon for the last three years, currently serving as a Senior Operations Manager within Customer Fulfilment. He has been actively involved with Glamazon for most of his time at Amazon, starting as a Site Ambassador in Coventry, where he launched the ‘Give, Grow, and Belong’ initiative and now leading as the President of Glamazon UK.
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Miriam joined AWS almost two years ago and is part of the Demand Generation team, working primarily with enterprise customers in the retail industry. When she’s not rows deep in spreadsheets, Miriam enjoys the theatre or engages in incredibly serious conversations about the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
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Alexandra is a member of the Glamazon UK board, serving as the Director of LGBTQIA+ Families Experience. She is also a Senior Vendor Manager at Amazon Fresh Private Brands, where she is responsible for buying food products for byAmazon – Amazon’s private label food brand that is sold around the world. Alexandra is a partner, mother, climber, a born and bred Londoner, and forever a wanderer/globetrotter at heart (48 countries and yes, she’s counting).

Being a diverse, inclusive and equitable employer is hugely important at Amazon. We are proud to celebrate and honour the individuality of all Amazon employees. This Pride Month, with support from Glamazon, our LGBTQ+ affinity group, there will be an array of activities and events like panel discussions, picnics, and parties across the country for our employees and allies to celebrate all of June.

Find out more about diversity, equity and inclusion at Amazon.