HOLLYWOOD SUITE CELEBRATES PRIDE WITH THE CANADIAN PREMIERE OF HBO MAX ORIGINAL DOCUSERIES "EQUAL"
Toronto. May 20, 2021 — Hollywood Suite is proud to present the Canadian premiere of the four-part HBO Max Original docuseries Equal as the cornerstone of its Pride programming for the month of June. Available exclusively on Hollywood Suite in Canada, Equal will make its debut with episode one “The Birth of the Movement” on Monday, June 7 at 9pm ET. Subsequent episodes will premiere Mondays through June 28, with each episode available on demand the day following its broadcast premiere. The premiere broadcast of each episode will be followed by a feature film from the Hollywood Suite Queer Cinema collection.
Narrated by Emmy and Tony Award winner Billy Porter (Pose), Equal pays tribute to the epic origin stories of the LGBTQ+ movement. This four-part docuseries captures the gripping and true backstories of the leaders and unsung heroes who changed the course of history through their tireless activism. The star-studded cast (which includes Cheyenne Jackson, Anthony Rapp, Shannon Purser, Heather Matarazzo, Jamie Clayton, Isis King, Samira Wiley and Gale Harold) plays a handful of activists recognized for their unrelenting fight for justice and equality in the Queer community of post-war America and pre-Stonewall uprising.
Equal is executive produced by Emmy Award-winning Scout Productions, Emmy nominated Greg Berlanti Productions, Emmy Award-winning producer Jim Parsons and That’s Wonderful Productions, Jon Jashni of Raintree Ventures and Warner Horizon Unscripted Television’s New Documentary Unit. Acclaimed filmmaker and producer Stephen Kijak (Sid & Judy) is the showrunner and director of episodes one, three and four of Equal, alongside groundbreaking trans director Kimberly Reed (Prodigal Sons), who directs episode two.
“It’s exciting to be able to offer such a vibrant slate of Queer programming for Pride Month,” said Suzanne Marshall, Programming Manager of Hollywood Suite. “The premiere of the HBO Max docuseries Equal is particularly exciting, and we’re honoured to share these stories of historic trailblazers with Canadians.”