Well, it somehow is February, and you know what that means? New streaming television programs that JUST MIGHT have queer, lesbian, bisexual and trans characters!!!!!!!!!! So re-position yourself on that sofa because it’s time to settle in for our ongoing winter of despair and turn it up for psycho lesbians. What is gay and streaming in February 2021? There’s only one way to find out and that way is for me to watch 50 trailers and google “[x] + lesbian” / “[x] + queer” (etc etc etc) 55 times. Now let us all enjoy the fruits of my labor.
Netflix Content for Girls, Gays and Theys in February 2021
Love Daily: Season 1 (2018)
This anthology series from Awesomeness TV has been making the streaming rounds for a few years and now it is Netflix’s turn. (They actually snatched up a bunch of Awesomeness TV productions this month.) Containing 12 short films about 12 different love stories taking place through 12 months of the year, you bet your ass that one of those 12 little stories transpires between women. Brianne Tju, who played lesbian character Alex in Light as a Feather, plays Christine, and noted YouTuber Alexis G Zall plays Sam. Sam is a gay name.
Strip Down, Rise Up (Netflix Documentary) (2021) – February 5th
This doc follows a group of women in a pole dance class where they learn to dance but they also learn to empower themselves and their bodies and they cry and hug and stuff. There is a girl in the trailer who I am positive is queer but also if they did a documentary on this topic without any queer women in it then that is a crime that should be investigated.
Good Girls: Season 3 – February 16th
Speaking of crime — Beth, Annie and Ruby return for a third season of this dramedy about pals who decide to damn the man and launder the money. Isaiah Stannard plays Ben Marks, the trans son of single Mom Annie. “The show is tense, engaging and often fun,” writes Cate Young on Jezebel.
I Care A Lot (Netflix Original Film) – February 19
Rosamund Pike is Marla Grayson, a court-appointed guardian for many elderly humans whom she seizes and then milks for all their assets through unethical but legal means. She does all this with her very hot girlfriend Fran (Eiza González). But!!! The women have met their match in Jennifer Peterson (Dianne Wiest), a wealthy retired woman with no heirs but a very strong connection to a very dangerous gangster. So far reviews have been GLOWING.
Ginny & Georgia: Season 1 (Netflix Original) – February 24th
Ginny is the biracial daughter of Georgia, a shrewd and freewheeling blonde lady who birthed Ginny when she was 15. Together with her son Austin they move to a lil town in New England to start a fantastic new life together but there are SECRETS lurking beneath the veneer of their already non-traditional life. According to Deadline, Sara Waisglass is playing Maxine, a friend of Ginny’s who is “cool, popular, smart, quirky and confident” and also “has a huge crush on Georgia.”
Hulu Streaming in Lesbian and Bisexual February 2021
Good Trouble: Season 3 Premiere (Freeform) – February 18
Rhea Butcher’s back and Constance Zimmer joins up for Season 3 of Good Trouble, in which Callie In a Suit and Malika fight the criminal injustice system and personal relationships experience various degrees of turmoil and triumph.
The United States vs Billie Holliday (Hulu Original) – February 26
Shelli’s post of this trailer blew up our website because we are so very excited for it — Andra Day stars as bisexual crooner Billie Holiday, who was in the crosshairs of the FBI starting in 1939, leading to a trial in 1947 referenced in the film’s title. Holliday struggled with drug and alcohol addiction all her life, and was targeted by the Federal Department of Narcotics with an undercover sting operation, led by a Black Federal agent with whom she had a tumultuous affair. Natasha Lyonne guests as bisexual actress Tallulah Bankhead, who was everybody’s lover including Billie Holiday’s.
February 2021 New Queer TV on Amazon Prime
Moulin Rogue! (2001) – February 1
This is not a lesbian film but I just wanted you to know.
Notes on a Scandal (2006) – February 1
This movie was very stressful for the community at a time when lesbian representation was pretty minimal! But anyhow, Judi Dench is a lonely spinster history teacher nearing retirement whose only comfort is her diary, aka she’s a lesbian. She gets really into this new art teacher Sheba (Cate Blanchett), who is married to an older woman and also is having an affair with a student. “It trades in stereotypes of the “vampire lesbian,” the frigid spinster, and the bitter, battle axe school teacher,” writes the Feminist Spectator, “but Dench’s acting mitigates these images to an extent that makes the film worth seeing.”
Billions: Seasons 1- 3 – February 1
This is a show about MONEY and the rich people who have it and do things with it. Asia Kate Dillon plays the first major non-binary character on American television, Taylor Mason.
Whitney: Can I Be Me (2017) – February 1
Showtime’s heart-rending documentary on the short life of the incredible Whitney Houston addresses rumors of her bisexuality and her relationship with Robyn Crawford.
February 2021 Streaming and Queer on HBO Max
Butter (2012) – February 1
This film is such a hidden gem! It’s an indie comedy starring a young Yara Shahidi as a master butter sculptor with ambitions of beating out the local favorite Bob Pickler (Ty Burrell) at the Iowa State Fair. Olivia Wilde plays Brooke, a bisexual sex worker who is a client of Bob’s (his wife is played by Jennifer Garner playing the part that Jennifer Garner always plays) but her storyline goes past this relationship! Carmen enjoyed it and perhaps so can you.
Sunshine Cleaning (2009) – February 1
This comedy-drama follows 30-something single Mom Rose (Amy Adams) and her queer underachieving sister Norah (Emily Blunt) as they embark upon the industry of crime scene cleanup. Norah experiences a little subplot of her own involving the daughter of a woman who died in one of the houses she cleaned.
There Is No “I” In Threesome (HBO Max Documentary) (2021) – February 11
A man/woman couple set out to make a documentary about their open relationship and present an alternative to monogamy BUT it seems as thought it ended up tearing them apart. Guess we’ll find out!
It’s a Sin: Season 1 (2020) – February 18
This five-episode series from the creator of Queer as Folk (UK) follows “those young, fleetingly liberated gay men who packed up their jeans and LPs and came to London at the dawn of the 1980s, a new decade filled with hope,” only to have their freedom interrupted by the HIV/AIDS crisis. I’m not sure if there are any lesbian characters — there’s a woman in the main cast but IDK if she is gay — but it’s about queer community, so I wanted to let you know.