June 16, 2020, Manila – In celebration of Pride Month, Netflix set out to determine the important role that shows and films play in influencing audiences’ perception and attitude towards the LGBTQIA+ community. A new survey released today by Netflix found that some of the Philippines’ favorite shows and films are helping to create empathy amongst viewers.
Out of 900+ respondents in Metro Manila, Cebu, and Davao, 71% of Filipino viewers watched shows and films to better understand the world, and 63% reflected that watching content with LGBTQIA+ characters or themes represented helps them better understand, empathize, and interact with the LGBTQIA+ community.
According to the survey, the following films and shows on Netflix with LGBTQIA+ characters resonated with Filipinos the most recently: Die Beautiful, Born Beautiful, 13 Reasons Why, Stranger Things, Sex Education, Riverdale, Itaewon Class, A Secret Love, The Umbrella Academy and Romance is a Bonus Book, among others. Assets for these titles can be found here.
Netflix also sought to hear from the local Filipino LGBTQIA+ community about their thoughts on representation on screens. Watch the “When I Saw Me” video here featuring Photographer – B J Pascual, Emcee – Marga Bermudez, Content Creator/Entrepreneur – Issa Pressman, Content Creator/Beauty Queen – Kevin Balot, Filmmakers Samantha Lee and Fifth Solomon.
Ready to open your queue and your heart to find more characters to love? Visit Netfilx.com/Pride for a variety of collections of LGBTQIA+ series, movies and documentaries.