What’s New and Gay in December 2020 in Netflix, Hulu, Amazon and HBO Max?

What’s new on Netflix in December 2020? What’s streaming on Netflix in December 2020? What about Amazon?! HBO Max?!!! Well I have all those answers for you right here right now. Here’s what’s streaming in December 2020 with lesbian, bisexual, queer and trans characters!

A “(??)” means I’m not sure if there’s anything involving queer women and/or trans people in the film or show.


Netflix Gay Streaming December 2020

The Prom (Netflix Original) – December 11

Based on the 2018 Broadway Musical, The Prom follows a high school student in small-town Indiana who’s been banned from attending the prom with her girlfriend. Two Broadway stars (played by Meryl Streep and James Corden) who recently participated in a major flop, determine this cause is what they need to resurrect their public images and they head to the Midwest with two additional actors (played by Nicole Kidman and Andrew Rannells)

Tiny Pretty Things: Season One (Netflix Original) – December 14 

This series about a competitive and prestigious ballet school populated by ruthlessly determined lithe dancers has been compared to Black Swan, Center Stage and Pretty Little Liars. The book actually attracted a bit of controversy for the positioning of its LGBT characters, which did include Sei-Jin, a closeted lesbian dancer, although no character by that name is listed on imdb. Update: Netflix The Most tweeted that “a gay ballerina takes center stage in this thrilling new whodunit.” So…..

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Anitta: Made In Honorio (Netflix Original) (2020) – December 16

Bisexual Brazilian pop queen Anitta is the focus of this intimate documentary in which she will open up about fame, family, and her fierce work ethic.

Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom (2020) – December 18

Based on August Wilson’s play, this critically acclaimed film stars Viola Davis as the titular Ma Rainey, the “Mother of the Blues.” The action unfolds over the course of an afternoon recording session in 1920s Chicago, with Ma in a fight with her white manager and trumpeter Levee (Chadwick Boseman, in his final film appearance) setting his sights on Ma’s girlfriend. So far this film has been categorically critically acclaimed!

Bridgerton: Season One (Netflix Original) – December 20 (??)

Shondaland’s first big Netflix production follows the escapades of the eight children of the late Viscount Bridgerton in early 19th-century England and the high society scandal sheet written by the mysterious Lady Whistleon (played by Julie Andrews) that keeps the town a-flutter. The trailer indicates a man-on-man hookup but we’re not sure if there will be any queer lady stuff this season. Look out for Nicola Couglan, who plays Clare on Derry Girls.

The Con is On (2018) –  December 21

This film features the one and only Uma Thurman as “queer crime bitch” Harriet aka Harry. Maggie Q plays Irina who is still in love with Harry because they had a thing. Also there’s like, jewel thieves and little witty quips and British men and fancy women and all the things that go into films of this nature you know what I mean.

Dare Me: Season 1 – December 28

This criminally underrated and unjustly cancelled show about All-American yet homoerotic cheerleaders in a small Midwestern town with secret desires and loyalties will hit Netflix approximately one year after its debut on USA. Maybe everybody will fall in love with it and then it will come back, like what happened with You on Netflix, except that Dare Me is better than You.

Chilling Adventures of Sabrina: Season 2, Part 4 (Netflix Original) – December 31

Despite planning for Part Five already being underway, this creepy little show was cancelled in July and Part 4 will be its last dance. This season, The Eldritch Terrors will descend upon Greendale and the coven will have to fight each threat one-by-one on a journey to The Avoid, aka the End of All Things.


Hulu Streaming in Gay December 2020

Under the Tuscan Sun (2003)

Sandra Oh plays a lesbian named Patti in this mommi-fest about a San Francisco writer (Diane Lane) finds out her husband has been cheating on her takes an Italian vacation with Patti to get over her depression re: her ex husband and writers block.

Nurses: Season 1 Premiere (NBC) – December 8

NBC picked up this medical drama from its Canadian home to have something new for its fall schedule, and we are not complaining because there are girls making out in the trailer. Five young nurses embark on a high-stakes world of nursing in a busy downtown hospital, including Ashley Collins, “a wild and unapologetic adrenaline junkie who lives for the fast pace of the hospital,” who eventually starts a little something with a woman named Caro.

Letterkenny: Season 9 – December 26

The Ninth season of this “Surprisingly Queer Canadian Comedy” is here for your post-Christmas viewing. I’ll have you know that in 2019, a year that took place 20 years ago, Valerie finished all six seasons within one single week and called it her “happy place show.” That bodes very well for you!!! She warns that there are a lot of men in this program, including “self-proclaimed hicks on a farm and hockey bros slinging insults back and forth” but eventually everybody emerges from the Candian stereotypes the show is focused on including Katy, who is sassy, funny, smart and queer.


Streaming in Queer on Amazon Prime December 2020

A League of Their Own (1992)

The gay-but-not-gay film beloved by gay girls all over the world and by that I mean me as a child; is coming to Amazon Prime for you to marvel in how gay this movie is without becoming actually gay!!!!! Can’t wait for the actually gay TV series, it’s gonna be a hoot!

The Wilds: Season One (Amazon Original) – December 11

Here, let me just bestow this synopsis upon you if I may: ““Part survival drama, part dystopic slumber party, The Wilds follows a group of teen girls from different backgrounds who must fight for survival after a plane crash strands them on a deserted island. The castaways both clash and bond as they learn more about each other, the secrets they keep, and the traumas they’ve all endured. There’s just one twist to this thrilling drama… these girls did not end up on this island by accident!” There is a lot of queer stuff in here too, so.

Blackbird (2019) – December 18

This emotional drama follows Lily (Susan Sarandon) and Paul (Sam Niel), a couple who’ve summoned their family and loved ones to the beach house for a final weekend together before Lily ends her life, and her battle with ALS, on her own terms. But also they have to deal with all their unresolved family shit really fast! Her daughter Anna (Mia Wasikowska), brings her partner, Chris, played by non-binary actor Bex Taylor-Klaus, to bear witness to it all. Kate Winslet and Rainn Wilson are in it too.

Showtime Season Ones: Also in the month of December, you can watch Season One of select Showtime programs for free without subscribing to the Showtime add-on. Those include the first seasons of The L Word: Generation Q, Ray Donovan and Work in Progress. 


December 2020 Streaming and Queer on HBO Max

Stylish With Jenna Lyons (HBO original) – December 3

I false alarmed y’all on this last month b/c they changed the debut date in which former J.Crew creative director Jenna Lyons, a very fashionable lesbian, debuts her eight-part reality series in which she is building her own brand.

Euphoria Special Episode (HBO original) – December 6 

Something related to this program is happening this December on HBO Max. However, “this is not Season 2.” There are two parts. Part one is called “Rue.” Intrepid fans have seen Zendaya and Hunter around L.A. filming. It allegedly resumes shortly after Rue relapsed and Jules left her at the train station, circa Christmastime.

Let Them All Talk (HBO original) – December 10 (??)

I am including this here because one of the characters in this paean to white women of a certain age will acknowledge at some point that she had a threesome in college??? Anyhow, watch Meryl Streep, Candice Bergen and Dianne Wiest improvise on a cruise ship for a week!

Homeschool Musical 2020 (HBO Max Original) – December 17

Laura Benanti was sad about all the kids who had their high school musicals cancelled this year and invited them to submit songs on social media — eventually the project became this documentary, which followed seven aspirants finding their voice in unprecedented times, including a trans teenager.

Wonder Woman 1984 – December 25 (??)

Nobody wanted to wait anymore for this film so HBO Max is bringing it right to our living rooms!! Or apparently it is viewable at a number of movie theaters in various locations, if you want to gamble with your life or whatever. The trailer does apparently hint at something queer maybe possibly happening and Kristin Wiig will be playing Cheetah / Barbara Ann Minvera, who is apparently “a complicated queer villain” but I feel like if this was truly going to be gay somehow Heather would already know?

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9 Comments

  1. Ah! Dare Me has been on UK Netflix for a while now and has been on my to-watch list purely based on faint gay vibes from the trailer and. I am thrilled with this confirmation that faint gay vibes continue throughout the show.

    I look forward to this being my favourite single-season cancelled cheerleading show with unfulfilled lesbian potential since Hellcats.

  2. I’m curious about Bridgerton. The trailer looks good – much better than I was expecting. I read the series – all 8 romance novels! – back when I read het romance. I enjoyed the books but they’re very straight and very white (and there was one major consent problem that I hope the show runners fix – can’t remember which book but it might have been the first). It looks like the t.v. is much less white and hopefully less straight. There’s no wlw action in the books.

  3. My cousins husband created/wrote/produced the Bridgerton series and a few years ago when he was first working on it, I told him he had to put lots of queer stuff (and not just gay men) in it! So I’m expecting queer shit lol!!

  4. I loved Dare Me!
    So sad to hear it was cancelled, I didn’t know and hope that changes!

    It gave me the kinda queer vibes that you spend a good portion of the time thinking is it just me wishful thinking or is there smthng actually queer going on? And although on one hand I like to see more explicit queer representation, I also enjoy when it’s like that sometimes just for that moment where I go omfg I was right, there wasss smthng homoerotic going on..does that make sense? Or do y’all just see this as queer baiting?I see a contrast between the 2, it depends on how it’s delivered and I thought it was well done in this show.
    Anyway asides from that I thought it was a very good show overall; the storyline, the cinematography, even the soundtrack, all very well done.

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