Come with my on a journey into the best of what HBO Max has to offer fans of lesbian, bisexual and queer television.
The more I get into D&D, the more it bleeds into my passion for television. I find myself thinking about TV character’s histories as “backstory” and accidentally calling side characters “NPCs.”
“She was dykin’ in Brooklyn for years, even when she was with Stan’s cheating ass.”
“You want proof love is a lie?? Let me dramatically pull back the curtains and show you the broken shards of my heart on the floor!”
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.”
“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.”
Here’s what we loved this year, and what pained us to see.
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.
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?!?!?!?!?!?!
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!