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.”
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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.
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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.
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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!
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I hadn’t heard about Sister Aimee but it looks like a lot of fun!! And… ugh fine, I’ll probably watch Ammonite, haha.
It is!! I saw this at Sundance a few years ago and thought it never got picked up for a bigger release. It’s charming and hilarious.
FWIW, I really enjoyed Ammonite!
Wow nothing made me feel old as fast as that description for Moxie
right!?!?! i was like wow there are Moms with teenage daughters who made zines in the 90s? I made zines in the 90s, where is my daughter and also where has my life gone
Thank you for the tv and movie tips for March darraling Riese.
The Returned also has Myka Bering herself, Joanne Kelly.
Wow, Generation looks so good!
Anyone else catch that Dylan Meyer aka Future Missus Kristen Stewart wrote the screenplay for Moxie?
qwhaaat i did not!
Yup! So I’ll be all the crankier if there aren’t any lesbians/bisexuals.
Netflix couldn’t give more ODAAT but they can give us “marriage or mortgage?” jfc
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 sorry but who tf would chose one day of celebration over a fucking HOUSE!? that is way too chaotic and I will be watching such nonsense
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.