Watch: Celebrating Pride, 'The Book of Queer' Coming to Discovery+ in June

by Emell Adolphus

EDGE Media Network Contributor

Thursday April 28, 2022
Originally published on April 27, 2022

A screenshot from the trailer of "The Book of Queer"
A screenshot from the trailer of "The Book of Queer"  (Source:YouTube)

The upcoming series, "The Book of Queer" has found its narrators in Dominque Jackson, Alex Newell, Leslie Jordan and Ross Mathews, reported Variety.

In celebration of Pride Month, the show will feature five episodes telling the story of multiple historic and groundbreaking queer individuals throughout history. Subjects span people that have lived across thousands of years, including politicians, artists, activists, scientists and world leaders.

On the list of subjects include ancient Greek poet Sappho, Alexander the Great, King James, Joan of Arc, Akhenaten, Lenardo Da Vinci, Michelangelo, Alan Turning, Josephine Baker, Stormé DeLarverie, Sylvia Rivera, Eleanor Roosevelt, Gilbert Baker, Harvey Milk, Marsha P. Johnson, Ma Rainey and Bayard Rustin.

What's more is the episodes will include reenactments with an entirely queer cast, including Miss Vanjie, GOTTMIK, Chris Olsen, Tell Williams, Rob Anderson, Riley Westling, Alejandra Cejudo, Bennie Oldham, Donzell Lewis, Nikcoma Lee Mahkewa, Griffin Kelly, Jasmine Raphael, and many more.

"To celebrate the LGBTQ+ community, we are setting the historical record straight and introducing 'The Book of Queer' right at the top of Pride Month," Howard Lee, president of TLC streaming and network originals, said in a statement. "We couldn't be any more excited to have Margaret Cho, Leslie Jordan, Dominique Jackson, Alex Newell, Ross Mathews as well as an impressive and talented group of historians, actors and musicians spilling the tea alongside us."

"The Book of Queer" will stream weekly every Thursday throughout June, starting June 2.

Watch the trailer below: