March 2021: What’s New and Gay and Streaming on HBO Max, Netflix, Hulu and Amazon?

What’s new streaming on Netflix, Hulu, Amazon and HBO for us to watch and be like “yes, they are gay and I, too, am gay”? These are the questions we have to ask ourselves in March 2021, as we approach a new slate of streaming content for our enjoyment or derision.


March 2021 New Netflix Content for Girls, Gays and Theys

Moxie (2021) (Netflix Original) – March 3

A 16-year-old is inspired by her Mom’s Riot Grrrl and zine-making past to strike back against INJUSTICE, misogyny and toxicity at her high school. Josie Totah plays a trans girl frustrated that her classmates and teachers won’t use her name. I imagine there will be a lesbian or bisexual character in this, because feminism?? Amy Poehler directs and stars.

Marriage or Mortgage: Season 1 (Netflix Original) – March 10

This reality show allows couples to choose between their dream home or the wedding of their dreams. Wow!!! Who greenlit this!

The One: Limited Series (Netflix Original) (2021) – March 12

There is a bisexual detective played by Zoe Tapper who, in the trailer, is on her bed smiling while a woman crawls across a bed and kisses her. This show is about a severe woman in powersuits who has discovered a way to genetically match people to their soulmates but I don’t know guys, also there’s murder!!!

Sky Rojo: Season 1 – March 19

From the creators of Money Heist, Spanish action crime drama Sky Rojo seems at the very least highly homoerotic. The series follows three sex workers on the run from their pimp and, according to their creators, the series shows “the impunity, ambiguity and brutal reality of prostitution, and the psychological portraits of those on both sides of the scale.”


New Gay Streaming on Hulu in March 2021

Top Chef: Complete Season 17

Hot lesbian chef Melissa King competes in this “All Stars L.A.” season of the popular competition program which involves food and the preparation of said food.

Ammonite (2020) – March 5

Kate Winslet plays Mary Anning, a British paleontologist known for her work with dinosaur and other fossils, in this film. “This is hardly the first lesbian film starring two straight-identified women,” writes Drew in her review. “This is hardly the first lesbian film to be all-white, to be all-cis, to be a period piece, to be melancholy, to have an age difference, to center a grumpy old lesbian, to introduce a young woman with a husband. It’s not this one film’s fault that it happened to land within just about every lesbian cinema discourse imaginable. It’s not its fault that it comes out on the heels of the very similar and vastly superior Portrait of a Lady on Fire. But when a film chooses to do things we’ve all seen again and again and again, it demands a certain level of quality that Ammonite simply fails to achieve.”

Good Girls Season 4 Premiere – March 4 (NBC)

Beth, Annie and Ruby return for a fourth 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.

Here Awhile (2019) – March 15

Anna Camp plays a terminally ill (lesbian) woman named … Anna … who returns to her home in Oregon to reconnect with her estranged brother while making the decision to end her life using the Death with Dignity Act.

Sister Aimee (2019) – March 15

Legendary evangelical preacher Sister Aimee is the inspiration for this film from married writer/director team Samantha Buck and Marie Schlingmann, who focus their story on a one-month period when Aimee went missing, although the story they tell about it is fictionalized! She sets off for Mexico and meets a guide who will take them across the Southwest and through Mexico and the guide is HOT and they have an emotional/physical CONNECTION.

Vikings: Season 2

Inspired by the sagas of legendary Norse hero Viking Ragnar Lothbrok, this series features two queer characters, Lagertha and Astrid.


New Amazon Bisexual and Lesbian Streaming Content

The Returned: Season 1 (Sundance Now) – March 1

The Returned was an adaptation of a French series by the same name, produced by the same guy who did Lost. Sandrine Holt (The L Word) played Dr. Julie Han and Agnes Brucker (Breaking the Girls) played her on-and-off girlfriend Deputy Nikki Banks. Although the basic concept of this show is oddly common (the dead are back! why are they back!), I still loved it, and felt deeply that we deserved like three more seasons of creepy dark complicated episodes.

And She Could Be Next (PBS) – March 1

A PBS documentary series that follows “a defiant movement led by women of color” that is “transforming politics from the ground up,” featuring candidates and organizers and their work around the 2018 midterm elections. I am simply assuming there will be queer people in this.


Gay & Lesbian Streaming HBO Max Content

Pitch Perfect (2012) – March 1

This is a charming little film about paper cups and a capella and girls who can fight but also win, and there is one (1) lesbian, Ester Dean.

Eulogy (2004)  – March 1

Famke Jansen plays the “life partner” of Lucy, one of the members of a family who is gathered to bid farewell to the family patriarch and also bicker with each other. Ray Romano stars.

Gone (2012) (HBO Original) – March 1

Kate Moennig plays a detective in this thriller starring Amanda Seyfried.

No Se Aceptan Devoluciones (AKA Instructions Not Included) (2013) – March 1

This Mexican comedy-drama is about a “playboy” named Valentín who leaves Acapulco for Los Angeles in search of Julie, a former fling who left their baby on her doorstep. In Los Angeles, he becomes a stunt man and raises the baby (Maggie), and then at last Julie has returned to be in Maggie’s life and guess what she has a girlfriend named Renee and they live in New York City.

Generation+: Season 1 (HBO Original) – March 11 

Genera+ion focuses on a group of teenagers “whose exploration of modern sexuality (devices and all) tests deeply entrenched beliefs about life, love and the nature of family in their conservative community.” The married Dads behind this series invited a third to their writing group to put it together — their 18-year-old bisexual daughter Zelda, who says the show is “deeply autobiographical in spirit, but also definitely fictional.” ! According to Indiewire, it is “filled with queer characters of color who express themselves across the spectrum of gender and sexuality.” This is what I am most excited for this month!


Support Independent Queer Media

We’re raising funds to make it through the end of July. 99% of the people who read this site don’t support. Will you be one of the ones who do? Joining A+ is one of the best ways to support Autostraddle — plus you get access to bonus content while keeping the site 99% free for everyone. Will you join today?

Support Autostraddle

Join A+

Before you go! It takes funding to keep this publication by and for queer women and trans people of all genders running every day. And A+ members keep the majority of our site free for everyone. Still, 99.9% of our readers are not members. A+ membership starts at just $4/month. If you're able to, will you join A+ and keep Autostraddle here and working for everyone?

Riese is the 39-year-old Co-Founder and CEO of Autostraddle.com as well as an award-winning writer, blogger, fictionist, copywriter, video-maker and aspiring cyber-performance artist who grew up in Michigan, lost her mind in New York and then headed West. Her work has appeared in nine books including "The Bigger the Better The Tighter The Sweater: 21 Funny Women on Beauty, Body Image & Other Hazards Of Being Female," magazines including Marie Claire and Curve, and all over the web including Nylon, Queerty, Nerve, Bitch, Emily Books and Jezebel. She had a very popular personal blog once upon a time, and then she recapped The L Word, and then she had the idea to make this place, and now here we all are! In 2016, she was nominated for a GLAAD Award for Outstanding Digital Journalism. Follow her on twitter and instagram.

Riese has written 2878 articles for us.

15 Comments

  1. On Moxie: “Josie Totah plays a trans girl frustrated that her classmates and teachers won’t use her name. I imagine there will be a lesbian or bisexual character in this, because feminism??”

    Um, how come cis feminists hardly-ever, next-to-never, can imagine that a trans girl might be lesbian or bisexual? It’s almost like trans people never have sexualities. They are simply trans. SMH. Or maybe you meant to say “I imagine there will ALSO be a CIS lesbian or bisexual character?”

    • I’m sure the show is just going to be rich Anglo-Americans being ridiculous, but outside of those types on the ” who tf picks one day of celebration vs a house?” front, I know a tonne of people whose weddings cost more than their mortgages just because a very high percentage of cultures with huge weddings are also very into multi-generational living. So the wedding might have cost $60k, but the house was cheaper because the parents (in-laws, uncles, grandparents, brothers, some random other relatives) live with you and help pay the bills.

Contribute to the conversation...

Yay! You've decided to leave a comment. That's fantastic. Please keep in mind that comments are moderated by the guidelines laid out in our comment policy. Let's have a personal and meaningful conversation and thanks for stopping by!