September 2021: What’s New and Gay on Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime Video and HBO Max

Well it’s September, the start of a fresh fall season of television and you are asking yourself, “where will the gay stuff be?” If I turn on Netflix, what will I find there? Or Amazon?!?!?!! Or HULU!?!?! What about HBO Max?? I am here to tell you!


Netflix Content for Gays, Gals and Theys in September 2021

Q-Force: Season One – September 2nd

This concept feels like a genuine hallucination, but here we go: an animated adult gay-spy comedy centered on Steve Maryweather (Sean Hayes), aka Agent Mary, who was the golden boy of the American Intelligence Agency until he came out. Unable to fire him legally, the AIA instead sent him to West Hollywood in hopes that he’d fade into obscurity. Instead, he assembled a MISFIT SQUAD OF LGBTQ+ GENIUSES. This includes Expert Mechanic Deb (Wanda Sykes) and hacker Stat (Patti Harrison). Laurie Metcalf palys V, the AIA’s Deputy Director. The one-minute trailer already inspired ten thousand premature hot takes so we’ll see how this all shakes out!

The Circle: Season 3 Premiere – September 8

Season 2 of The Circle did not have any out lesbian or bisexual contestants (although I think we all knew that Khat was gay) and therefore we are OWED and the preview suggests that the show will indeed be delivering a lady gay pretending to be a straight girl!

Lucifer: The Final Season – September 10

“On September 10th, Lucifer is back for its sixth and supposedly final 10-episode season. I say supposedly because this show has been to hell and back more times than Lucifer himself but I think this time it’s really final. The end of season five saw the return of Eve, and Maze deciding to let down her walls and let Eve back in. And all I know about the sixth season so far is that at one point Maze and Eve kiss while stepping on a man , so you know we’re in for a big gay RIDE.” – Valerie

Sex Education: Season 3 – September 17

Jemima Kirke is joining the cast of our beloved series, as is gender non-conforming recording artist Dua Saleh, who is playing non-binary student Cal. Ncuti Gatwa, who stars as Eric Effiong, told BAFTA last year that Eric will be going “back to his culture” and that “having a set where the majority of people were Black was really great and really powerful and represented Eric’s culture and his family.” Otis has a bad mustache and will be having casual sex, Eric and Adam are officially boyfriends; Jean is PREGGERS; Aimee “discovers feminism,” Jackson gets a crush, and it appears that Ola and Lily are still dating!

Dear White People: Volume 4 – September 22

The final season of Dear White People is going to be a ’90s inspired musical as Samantha White and her friends plow forward into their senior year at Winchester. The series will also flash-forward to a post-pandemic future where the characters will be reflecting on “the most formative (and theatrical) year of their lives.”


What’s Gay and Hot on Hulu in September 2021

Magic Mike (2012) – September 1

I watched this film for the first time last month and you know what it was an absolute DELIGHT?! There’s a bisexual character but it’s nothing to write home about, however what a fun little romp about an experienced male stripper who takes a younger performer under his wing and into the world of a very talented male dance troupe.

Y: The Last Man (2021) (FX) – Three Episode Series Premiere September 13

When all mammals with a Y chromosome — with the exception of one cis man and his pet monkey — are wiped out, what remains is a world mostly dominated by women. And you know what that means!!!! They’re gonna make out with each other. The series is based on a 2002 graphic novel in which all men are wiped out except for the aforementioned, and the showrunner has promised that the binary gender presentation of the source material has been updated for the series. One of the updates is a new character, Sam Jordan, a trans man played by trans actor Elliot Fletcher. There are also several lesbian and queer characters from the novel including geneticist Allison Mann (Diana Bang), Yorick’s ex-girlfriend Beth DeVille (Juliana Canfield) and Hero Brown, played by our beloved Olivia Thirlby.

Collette (2018) – September 13

Keira Knightly stars in this biographical drama about the bisexual French novelist Colette.

The Premise: Season One (FX) – September 16

In an episode of this FX anthology series written by Jia Tolentino and B.J Novak, a young woman (Lola Kirke) with a cute girlfriend (Soko) becomes obsessed with a negative online comment about her appearance and f*cks with her own life in search of the approval of the commenter.

New Seasons of Queer-Inclusive Network Shows That Will Also Be On Hulu:

  • 9-1-1: Season 5 Premiere (fox) – September 21
  • New Amsterdam: Season 4 Premiere (NBC) – September 22
  • Home Economics: Season 2 Premiere (ABC) – September 23

Amazon Prime Video Gay Stuff for September 2021

hot tip that i got the screeners for the LuLaRoe documentary and enjoyed it very much

Jennifer’s Body (2009) – September 1

Demon-possessed high school hottie Jennifer gets hungry for a lot of things in this horror film, including eventually of course her nerdy best friend Needy (Amanda Seyfried) who is attempting to put an end to the madness. This film notably inspired Erin to declare, “I love cinema!!!!”

The Kids Are All Right (2010) – September 1

Nic and Jules conceived a daughter and a son with an anonymous sperm donor who becomes un-anonymous when the kids decide to meet him and then he starts a little thing with Jules. It is “among the first” wide release mainstream movies to portray a queer family and it was nominated for a lot of awards but a lot of gay people did not like it.

Pretty Hard Cases: Season One (IMDB TV) – September 10

This Canadian buddy cop comedy pairs streetwise narcotics detective Kelly (Our beloved Adrienne C. Moore) with uptight and by-the-book guns and gangs detective Sam (Meredith MacNeill). Lesbian actress/comic Karen Robinson plays (lesbian) Unit Commander Edwina Shanks.


HBO Max Lesbian and Bisexual Content for September 2021

Rent (2005) – September 1 

You are likely already familiar with this musical ARE YOU NOT, you know the one that depicts the lives of a group of friends in 1989-1990 who live in the East Village and explore concepts such as sexuality, drugs, art, and life under the shadow of AIDS. This film brought us the unforgettable duet of “Take Me or Leave Me” involving Tracy Thoms and Idina Menzel as dramatic party power lesbians.

Nuclear Family: Limited Series (2021) – September 26

Ry Russo-Young directed and produced this documentary about the lawsuit that threatened to tear her family apart. Ry’s mothers, Sandy Russo and Robin Yang, found gay male donors through mutual friends in the early 1980s, back when fertility clinics wren’t open to lesbian couples — but shit got complicated when Ry’s donor decided he wanted to be a father after all, and sued for paternity rights.


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Marie Lyn Bernard, aka Riese, is an award-winning writer, blogger, journalist, fictionist, copywriter, video-maker and aspiring cyber-performance artist who grew up in the midwest, lost her mind in New York City and is currently making it work in California. Her work has appeared in nine books including "The Bigger the Better, The Tighter The Sweater: 21 Funny Women on Beauty, Body Image and The Hazards of Being Female," "Dirty Girls," and "The Best American Erotica of 2007," magazines including Nylon, Marie Claire, GO, Curve, Interlude, and CollegeBound, and all over the web including nerve.com, Jezebel, Queerty, Emily Books and OurChart (RIP). She was the recapper for The L Word Online and host of Showtime’s Lezberado and her personal blog has earned many dubious honors including Best Personal Blog 2008. Riese has spoken about blogging, community-building, feminism, cyberculture and sexuality at places like BlogHer, Yale, New York University, The University of Chicago and The Museum of Sex. A graduate of the University of Michigan, Interlochen Arts Academy and The Olive Garden's week-long training intensive; she enjoys eating foods, having big ideas, reading books & talking to her stuffed dog, Tinkerbell. Also, she's Jewish. Follow her smokin’ hot adventures on twitter. Contact: riese[at]autostraddle.com

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6 Comments

  1. Though not on one of these platforms and I only discovered it because I accidently paid for Showtime to watch the new L word is ‘Work In Progress’. There are a lot of older queers, one of the mains is a trans man, and the way the show deals with mental health is masterful. Kind of hard to watch at times (my partner goes in the other room lol) but really thought provoking and darkly, deeply funny and real.

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