Autostraddle’s TV Team shares our picks for the best TV shows of 2020 featuring girls, gays and theys.
“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.”
We got superhero movies! Teen comedies! Christmas movies! Oscar bait! Musicals!!!!
December on HBO Max, Netflix, Hulu and Amazon Prime has everything: Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom, a Euphoria special, troubled girls stranded on a desert island and so much more.
Here’s what we loved this year, and what pained us to see.
November 2020 is a big month for homoerotic ’90s movies on Hulu, Netflix, Amazon and HBO Max as well as the much-anticipated lesbian rom-com “Happiest Season” starring Kristen Stewart on Hulu!
If you’re not complimenting your friends’ butts what even are you doing?
Somehow we have enshrined vampirism into the pantheon along with Christmas, Halloween and sometimes Thanksgiving as deserving of its own 20-45 minutes in the sun each year, particularly in the realm of procedurals, and you know what, sure! Why not. This is not all of the vampire episodes ever made, but they are pretty good ones, if I do say so myself.
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.
Everything streaming with queer women and trans characters in October, including hot women in space and a docuseries starring all your favorites.
We’ve got 95 Lesbian, Bisexual and Queer-ish Netflix TV shows streaming right now on the very internet you’re reading!
Who snagged top honors at the most important television awards show in the entire world and also in the entire history of the planet?!?!?!?!?!?!
HBO Max is my new favorite TV network. Come with my on a journey into the best of what this new streaming channel has to offer fans of lesbian, bisexual and queer stories.
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.
“She raises both hands to the orchestra and she smiles into the audience. She nearly breaks her face in two because she knows, she really knows, that she did it. She’s the star.”