This is your monthly guide to the brand new gay shit on streaming networks Amazon, Netflix and Hulu. My number one feeling this month is… “surely this can’t be it??”
LGBTQ+ Women Related TV and Film New To Netflix Streaming in July 2020
“Homemade” (2020) (Netflix original) – June 30
A collection of 17 short films, all 11 minutes or less, made by filmmakers and actors during the COVID-19 pandemic. Kristen Stewart is amongst them and her film has been described as “a masterclass in micro-expressions” and aalso features her girlfriend, Dylan Meyer.
Frida (2002) – July 1
Salma Hayek stars as Frida Kahlo in this film about the professional and private life of the bisexual Mexican surrealist artist.
“The Baby-Sitter’s Club” (2020) (Netflix original) – July 3
We have no confirmation of any queerness in this much-anticipated adaptation of lesbian author Ann Martin’s beloved YA series, but like…. Kristy… ??!! Must …???! Be??? Which will win the battle for your Friday night attention: The Baby-Sitters Club or Hamilton on Disney+?
Cable Girls: Final Season – Part 2 – July 3
Someone told me this was gay in some regard? Right?
The Old Guard (2020) (Netflix Original) – July 10
Charlize Theron stars as Andromache of Scythia, aka “Andy,” a warrior born around 4500 BC who travels with her alternative lifestyle haircut and three fellow immortals. Their covert group of tight-knit mercenaries have fought to protect the mortal world for centuries! In the comic, Andy is pansexual and two of her comrades are a gay couple who are very into each other. Most press around the Netflix film hasn’t mentioned Andy being queer but you can trust us to have our finger on that pulse.
“Boca a Boca (Kissing Game)” (2020) Season One – July 17
Netflix says about this film: “In a Brazilian cattle-ranching town, adolescents panic when they’re threatened by the outbreak of a contagious infection transmitted by kissing.” You bet your ass some of those kisses were girl-on-girl. The trailer seems to vaguely hint at one of the lead girls being bisexual but I can’t tell for sure!
“In the Dark” (2018-2019) Season Two – July 24
This comedy-drama television series follows Murphy, a usually-drunk blind woman in her twenties who becomes an amateur detective when her friend is murdered. Her roommate and best friend, Jess, is a lesbian and has a girlfriend.
“Shameless” (2011 – Present) Season Ten – July 26
In its later seasons, Shameless keeps getting a little bit worse while also getting a little bit gayer. Season Ten’s new queers include the return of Sandy Milkovitch as a butch-ish working class lesbian and a wealthy sugar Mommi played by Constance Zimmer who meets Debbie at a hotel bar.
Queer TV New to Amazon Streaming in July 2020
“The Fosters” (2011 – ) Seasons 1-5 – July 6
Netflix let go of this family drama centered on a lesbian cop and a lesbian school administrator and all of their children last month and now Amazon is snatching it right up!
Queer(ish) Films New to Hulu Streaming in July 2020
The Color Purple (1985) – July 1
The romantic and sexual relationship between Celie and Shug in Alice Walker’s Pulitzer Prize winning coming-of-age period novel was reduced to basically one kiss in the film adaptation, but it’s still a stirring, enduring and relevant film. It’s also Whoopi Goldberg and Oprah Winfrey’s feature film debut.
For Your Consideration (2006) – July 1
Mockumentary master Christopher Guest’s film about the award-season buzz encircling three actors’ performances in the incomplete period film “Home For Purim” isn’t his best work but it’s still a lot of fun. There’s a wee smidge of lesbian content in the film-within-a-film — Parker Posey plays the lesbian daughter returning home to her family with her new girlfriend. (All of Guest’s films, including Best in Show and Waiting for Guffman, are coming to Hulu in July.)