We’ve hand-picked all the best things to watch on Netflix in June, so you don’t have to.
Ladies, let us tell you, June is a damn good month for Netflix-ing. There might be sunshine and blue skies outside, but you’ll have trouble dragging us away from our laptop screens, thanks to the monumental line-up our favourite streaming platform has got in store for us this summer.
Not only is the selection of female-focused content really strong, but it’s particularly diverse, too. Here, we’ve selected the shows and films we’re most looking forward to watching, from feminist comic Michelle Wolf’s sartorial send ups of gender stereotypes, to an intimate portrayal of icon and singer Grace Jones. Enjoy!
Grace Jones: Bloodlight and Bami
Grace Jones’ electrifying biopic is coming to Netflix - hurrah! It follows the singer and icon on a visually astounding journey, marking highlights of her career by switching between stage performances and interviews.
Jones is a cultural phenomenon who has refused to be defined by society’s perception of femininity and has created her own rules from the moment she stepped into the limelight. This exclusive view into both her life on stage and her family in Jamaica is not to be missed.
Release date: 1 June
The Break with Michelle Wolf
Stand-up comic Michelle Wolf’s new show is designed to give its viewers a break from the hard-hitting headlines of the week with a mix of sketches and to-camera-commentary. Wolf is known for her on-point political satire and for sending up female stereotypes, with witty and searing observations on feminism. So, although the show might aim to go easy on us, we’re betting there’ll be a side of thought-provoking scrutiny with your sniggers.
Release date: 3 June
Ghostbusters: Answer the Call
In 2016 the iconic Eighties film Ghostbusters got the ultimate makeover by being rebooted with an all-star, all-hilarious, all-female cast. If you haven’t had a chance to see it in the last two years, now is absolutely the time.
It’s got some of the biggest names in the business, such as Melissa McCarthy and Kristen Wiig (who we already adore together, thanks to Bridesmaids), and centers around a paranormal researcher (McCarthy) trying to prove ghosts exist in the modern world.
Release date: 7 June
Planet Earth II
This much loved series has clambered its way onto Netflix, much like the cumbersome sloth the first episode follows across a river.
The sequel to the Emmy-winning Planet Earth follows a similar pattern, giving viewers an intimate view into the diverse landscapes of our beautiful planet. It is, of course, voiced by the one and only David Attenborough, making for a soothing but educational watch.
Release date: 11 June
Star Trek: Beyond
The third film in the rebooted Star Trek film series, Star Trek: Beyond, follows the crew of the USS Enterprise as they become stranded on a remote outpost on the fringes of Federation space, five years into their mission, and now without a ship.
Things get pretty slippery when they attract the attention of a ruthless enemy, who has deep-rooted reasons for hating the Federation and everything it stands for, forcing them to join forces with a rebel alien warrior who appears to be their only hope. Looking for big effects and impressive fight scenes? Then this is the perfect Sunday watch.
Release date: 21 June
Glow: Season 2
There was simply no getting away from the first season of Glow, a Netflix Original series inspired by the Eighties female wrestling league. From the jaw-dropping costumes to the potent chemistry between the cast, we loved every minute of it.
Now season two is here and, from the hilarious preview clip, we’re expecting it to grab our attention, drag it into the ring and refuse to let it go, all over again. This time around Ruth and Debbie continue working together on their TV series, but can’t let go of the issues lingering between them, prompting some confrontation.
Release date: 29 June
RuPaul’s Drag Race
This Emmy-winning series returns for a milestone 10th season, bringing with it all of the glamour, sass and meme-worthy catchphrases you could shake a stiletto at. It will feature a cast of 14 talented drag queens, each competing for the coveted title of America’s Next Drag Superstar and a cash prize of $100,000.
Regulars Michelle Visage, Carson Kressley and Ross Mathews will join RuPaul on the judges’ panel to decide who stays and who goes.
Now, sashay away to your laptop and get streaming!
Release date: 29 June
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