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Showtime lines up docs for Gay Pride month

U.S. net Showtime is lining up three documentaries focusing on issues affecting the LGBT community in honor of Gay Pride month in June, including Melissa Johnson's acclaimed doc No Look Pass (pictured).
May 16, 2012


U.S. net Showtime is lining up three documentaries focusing on issues affecting the LGBT community in honor of Gay Pride month in June.

The channel will air Orchids: My Intersex Adventure, No Look Pass (pictured) and Ultrasuede: In Search of Halston on June 7, beginning at 7 p.m. EST.

Orchids sees director Phoebe Hart struggling to understand her own intersex condition while also interviewing other intersex people. Melissa Johnson’s No Look Pass, meanwhile, follows a first generation Asian immigrant from LA who plays for Harvard’s basketball team while living a double life, hiding her homosexuality from her parents. Both docs are U.S. TV premieres.

Finally, Ultrasuede looks at the life and times of celebrity designer Halston – aka Roy Halston Frowick – who was propelled to fame after creating the pillbox hat that Jacqueline Kennedy wore to her husband’s inauguration.

He went on to make clothing for clients such as Elizabeth Taylor, Liza Minnelli, Betty Ford and Lauren Bacall.

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