“It’s funny that I’ve seen a hundred queer couples on TV at this point, and it was finally these two teenage dorks who really reflected my own reality back to me for maybe the first time.”
“Even once the surprise of it has been lost, I find myself returning to it time and again in my memory. A truly perfect moment of acting, of cinematography, of television. Easily the best of the year.”
“It’s a real mark of our collective queer delusion that everyone tries to forget how weird it is when serial roof marauder Piper Perabo climbs on top of her car to screech about wankers over the standstill of London traffic.”
We got superhero movies! Teen comedies! Christmas movies! Oscar bait! Musicals!!!!
Here’s what we loved this year, and what pained us to see.
Gay TV shows like Gentleman Jack, Euphoria, Pose The Handmaid’s Tale and The L Word: Generation Q had production suspended due to the pandemic, but filming is starting up again. We’ve got updates on 50+ of your faves.
We’ve got 95 Lesbian, Bisexual and Queer-ish Netflix TV shows streaming right now on the very internet you’re reading!
YES I’M CHEATING RIGHT OUT OF THE GATE DON’T @ ME.
You can scroll through my top ten shows and know exactly who I am and who I’ve been — a consistently queer, formerly goth, recovering musical theater nerd with a penchant for dry humor and scary women. Sharing this list is like showing you my diary if all my love poems were about Sandra Oh.
A prime selection of Mean Moms and Women Who Could Beat Me Up.
If this were completely honest, it would just be Buffy the Vampire Slayer listed ten times.
Is it a coincidence that this list of “women I loved who deserved better” is comprised of women of color — and almost exclusively queer women of color? Given the intertwined histories of sexism, racism, and homophobia in this country, I think not.
If you are a future lover/partner of mine, you don’t have to like these shows but if you do, there is a higher chance that I’ll hit pause on the show so we can play on the couch.
Hulu is your new go-to for The L Word, but that’s not all! There are so many queer TV shows on Hulu, including original programming, comedies, dramas, and something for everybody to enjoy!
Who’d have thought this would be the most difficult thing for me to write for Autostraddle?
I’m not sure what it says about me — or, more precisely perhaps, what it says about television — that this list isn’t full of characters that feel like representations of me or the people that I’m drawn to in real life.
“I watched it all in one night, vacillating from helpless laughter (Olivia Coleman’s line readings!!!) to shocked surprise (“Where did you just go?”) and when it was over I sent profanity littered texts about it to one of my best friends, then watched the entire season again.”
If you’ve read this far I think it’s pretty clear that I love a highly competent femme with a lot of personal problems.
Amazon Prime has loads of TV shows for queers who love to watch queer content! View our updated list of television shows and web-series available to stream at Autostraddle.com.
Anne Lister is that dyke.
“There isn’t a thing Friends did that Living Single didn’t do FIRST and with essentially 1/8th the budget. Tattoo it on my skin. I stand by it.”