What's Queer and Streaming Right Now?
They're here, they're queer, and they're def top-tier!
This Pride Month, see the representation you've been looking for in our 3 LGBTQIA TV binge- worthy streaming picks to watch or rewatch. No matter who you are or how you identify, you'll love them all.
This new controversial series co-created by the infamous Euphoria creator Sam Levinson and The Weeknd oozes so much queerness, and we are here for it. It’s even up for the Queer Palm award at this year’s Cannes Film Festival. The Idol follows Lily-Rose Depp as a troubled, glamorous pop star named Jocelyn who falls under the spell of a modern cult leader. This six-part mini erotic thriller series is the darker cousin of Euphoria, leaving viewers thinking "What did I just watch and when is the next episode?"
This coming-of-age comedy series isn’t your typical high school genre. The real charm lies in the storyline of the diverse characters and positive genuine representation. The show does a great job in showcasing people from all walks of life; socio-economically, sexually, and religiously and focuses on navigating those differences, relationships, and the challenges they face in the world of queerness. It tackles privacy and education around the topic of sex. The diversity doesn’t feel forced, unlike other shows where they can feel as if they are merely filling a diversity quota. Sex Education is highly entertaining and manages not to alienate anyone in the show, which allows viewers to feel seen.
The Ultimatum: Queer Love
Netflix’s latest dating reality show is the first of its kind to focus solely on queer and non-binary couples, which is a new change from past seasons. It's great to see media representation of the LGBTQ community expanding and becoming more inclusive to properly represent their audience. This show brings more visibility to queer and nonbinary individuals looking for love and companionship with a refreshing unique perspective on dating. The Ultimatum: Queer Love is exciting as a concept, though people are slightly critical of the cast due to the lack of drama occurring amongst them. Hey, ya gotta start somewhere.