June is busting out all over! And by June I, of course, mean my waistline. Oh that winter weight transformed right into spring rolls, which now has this body “summer heavy” instead of “summer ready.” Alas, at least I have the perfect excuse to avoid the beach, and stay indoors to keep my finger on the pulse of all things pop culture. I’m sure mercury, and my cholesterol, are not the only things rising this month, so let’s dive into the hot, new entertainment coming out this month!
Television (click title for more info)
Marvel’s Cloak & Dagger June 7th on Freeform at 8pm EST
American Woman June 7th on the Paramount Network at 10pm EST
72nd Annual Tony Awards June 10th on CBS at 8pm EST
2018 MTV Movie & TV Awards June 18th on MTV at 9 pm EST
Pose June 3rd on FX at 9pm
Ryan Murphy’s latest series is already creating quite the buzz. The show is set in 1980’s NYC, and explores the different factions of society. The reason for the hype, however, is because the show primarily delves into the hidden world of “Balls,” which were glamorous events where members of the LBGT community could gather and celebrate. This show is shattering glass ceilings by having 5 of the leading characters being played by trans women. After seeing the spectacular outfits displayed in the trailer, I suddenly feel both underdressed yet over enthused. I am sure this will be another feather in Murphy’s hat.
Movies (click title for more info)
Adrift June 1st
Oceans 8 June 8th
Gotti June 15th
Tag June 15th
Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom June 22nd
The Incredibles 2 June 15th
Something tells me this will be…incredible. Fans (aka I) have been waiting for the sequel to the original animated hit for 14 years, and it looks like the film will be worth the wait. No time has passed since the last film, so the characters are still exactly as we left them. This film centers on Elastigirl this time as she is asked to join a task force looking to reintroduce super heroes back into the world. I am here muffin-topping out of my skinny jeans, and this super hero, mom of two is in a spandex suit saving the world?! She is officially part of my dream board. The film looks fun and action packed with of course lots of laughs and lots of heart.
Netflix (click title for more info)
November 13: Attack On Paris June 1st
Sense8: The Series Finale June 8th
W. Kamau Bell: Private School Negro June 26th
Kiss Me First June 29th
Alex Strangelove June 8th
Oh to be a confused, gay, socially awkward teenager once again…I hope you didn’t read that as a happy reminiscent. It should be read more like “AHHHHHH I WOULD NEVER WANT TO BE A TEENAGER AGAIN.” This film illustrates my point. The film centers around a teenaged boy named Alex, who is dealing with the pressures of sex. His girlfriend is eager to take his virginity, but when a boy reveals his crush on Alex, it sends him into a spiral of questions. Unable to identify exactly what he wants, the poor kid vows to give up on sex and love all together. None of this sounds fun if you are the person living through the experience, but watching it brings a bout of comfort. It is comforting to identify with the lead characterhowing how far you have come since you struggled with idea of eating a bowl of “Gay-flakes.”
Theater (click title for more info)
Straight White Men Previews June 29th
Head Over Heels Previews June 23rd
Skintight Opens June 21st
Halftime Opened May 31st
From the director/choreographer of Kinky Boots, Jerry Mitchell brings life to the true story of a group of senior citizens who dream of performing at a half time show for a major basketball team. The old gang thinks they will be able to do a routine they are familiar with, but are then get tasked with having to come up with a hip-hop routine. The show looks campy and fun and is heading to Broadway in the near future. For now you can check it out at the Papermill Playhouse over in NJ.
Come Tomorrow Dave Matthews Band – June 8th
The Mountain Dierks Bentley – June 8th
Bigger Sugarland – June 8th
Pray for the Wicked Panic! At The Disco – June 22th
High As Hope Florence + The Machine – June 29th
Liberation Christina Aguilera – June 15th
I want this to be good. I really want this to be good. I feel like Xtina’s career has wavered a bit but she is one of the OG pop princesses. Let’s get this genie out of the bottle and back in the spotlight! The album’s latest single “Fall In Line,” which features a collaboration with Demi Lovato, gives me hope that this album will be Aguilera’s triumphant return. Hopefully fans fall in line, and help make this album number 1!
With all of this entertainment happening this month, it looks like summer will be worth the weight….wait. Damnit summer body, leave me alone! Anyway, happy June everyone.