January 2023: What’s New, Homosexual and Streaming on Netflix, HBO Max, Hulu, Prime Video, Peacock and AMC+

Nicely, my fellow tv followers, it’s a model new yr and which means a model new slate of programing with lesbian, bisexual, homosexual, queer and trans characters on streaming networks like Netflix, Hulu, Prime Video, Peacock and HBO Max. The primary theme of this month’s information is “this ought to be queer proper???”

collage of new shows premiering in January 2023

High: Ginny & Georgia, The Final Of Us, The Drop, Hunters // Backside: The Rig, Mars One, How I Met Your Father, The Legend of Vox Machina, Sky Rojo and The Traitors

New and Homosexual and/or Lesbian on Netflix in January 2023

Mars One (2022) – January 5

On this Brazillian household drama from author/director Gabriel Martins, Eunice (Camilla Souza) — a school scholar prepared to go away dwelling and much more able to discover her sexuality — is considered one of 4 protagonists. Writing about Eunice’s relationship together with her girlfriend Jo in her rave overview of the movie, Drew wrote “their hotter than cute meet cute at a membership, their dinner with Jo’s rich household, the best way they love one another within the form of impassioned but inadequate means school college students love. All of it simply feels so actual. ”

Ginny & Georgia: Season 2 – January 5

Georgia’s response to Ginny and Austin leaving her and Ginny’s new data about her mom’s precise actions are the powers shaping Georgia and Ginny’s relationship in Season 2. We’ll even be studying extra about Georgia’s previous and her relationship with Ginny’s father and Ginny might be coping with the fallout inside her group of buddies from Ginny hooking up together with her greatest (lesbian!) good friend Max’s twin brother.

The Strolling Useless: Season 11 – January 6

Sky Rojo: Season 3 – January 13

The third season of this Spanish Black Comedy Motion Drama about “the impunity, ambiguity and brutal actuality of prostitution, and the psychological portraits of these on either side of the dimensions” will proceed to characteristic Wendy, described as “a lesbian girl from Buenos Aires who flees Villa 31 and turns into a intercourse employee within the brothel to earn cash so she will be able to present a greater life for herself and her girlfriend.”

There are just a few extra Netflix reveals on my radar that I feel might have queer characters however I couldn’t affirm, so let me know if !: Kaleidoscope (Jan 1), The Mendacity Lifetime of Adults (Jan 4), Copenhagen Cowboy (Jan 5), Stress Cooker (Jan 6), Girls at Battle (Jan 19) and Lockwood & Co (Jan 27).

Prime Video’s LGBTQ+ Stuff For January 2023

She Hate Me (2004) – January 1

This movie is so bananas I can’t imagine it bought made! In all probability Spike Lee’s worst undertaking, She Hate Me is notable for making Kerry Washington bisexual. A person is dealing with some monetary troubles that aren’t his precise fault and so he decides to turn into a sperm donor of types. His ex-fiancee, who got here out as a lesbian after they broke up, units up a scenario wherein teams of lesbians come over and pay him $10k every to have intercourse with him in hopes of getting pregnant. Phrases can’t describe the horrors of this film.

Tangerine (2015) – January 1

Shot fully on an iPhone, this iconic movie follows two trans intercourse staff, Sin-Dee and Alexandra, on Christmas Eve, as just-out-of-jail Sin-Dee tracks down the pimp/boyfriend who’s been dishonest on her and Alexandra’s on a journey in the direction of her singing efficiency that night.

The Brady Bunch Film (1995) – January 1

Alanna Ubach is Noreen, a lesbian in love with a totally oblivious Marcia Brady, on this pleasant satire that finds the unique Seventies TV household plopped into the Nineties.

The Rig: Season One – January 6

This character-driven thriller follows the crew of the Kinloch Bravo oil rig as they need to come collectively and struggle for his or her lives after a fog cuts off all communication, stranding them within the harsh waves of the North Sea, no rescue helicopter of provides on the horizon. Rochenda Sandall performs lesbian character Cat Brainwithe, and queer actor Emily Hampshire co-stars.

Jurassic World: Dominion (2022) – January 6

“The very first thing you need to find out about Jurassic World: Dominion is that it’s not an excellent film,” writes Kayla in her overview of the movie. “The second factor you need to find out about Jurassic World: Dominion is that it contains a bisexual pilot performed by DeWanda Sensible.”

Hunters: Season Two – January 13

It’s been almost three years since season considered one of this Nazi-hunting darkish comedy set within the ’70s starring Al Pacino and Logan Lerman concluded its first season and now it’s lastly again for its ultimate one. In Season Two, our titular hunters should reunite to trace down Adolf Hitler himself, who’s hiding in South America. Jerrika Hinton returns as Millie Morris, a lesbian who’s investigating the Hunters. She had a extremely touching popping out storyline within the first season and now she’s again and out and proud.

The Legend of Vox Machina: Season Two – January 20

This “D&D liveplay recreation turned grownup animated sequence” amped up the queerness of the unique marketing campaign the story is predicated on, with a number of queer feminine characters and guarantees of extra to come back in Season 2.  Bisexual actor Stephanie Beatriz performs queer character Woman Kima and nonbinary actor Stacey Raymond is nonbinary character Bryn. Valerie described it as “humorous and boisterous and also you don’t must know a factor about D&D to take pleasure in it.”

Queer HBO Max Reveals and Movies Streaming January 2023

Skate Kitchen (2018) – January 1

Author-director Crystal Moselle’s 2018 indie Skate Kitchen was the inspiration for super-queer and sadly short-lived HBO sequence Betty, and it shares the present’s identical 5 central characters. “Nina Moran’s Kirt was explicitly homosexual within the movie and is explicitly homosexual in Betty, and he or she is a smooth butch comedic enjoyment of each,” wrote Drew in her overview of Betty.

Velma: Season One Premiere – January 12

Velma’s lesbianism was confirmed as cannon in October’s Trick or Deal with Scooby-Doo!, however the animated sequence premiering on HBO Max may not have gotten the memo, which apparently has been described as a love quadrangle: Velma (Mindy Kaling) has emotions for Fred, Shaggy has a crush on Velma, and Daphne (Constance Wu) has “sophisticated emotions” for Velma. Additionally, Daphne has lesbian Mothers! The solid of voice actors is teeming with queer girls together with Cherry Jones, Jane Lynch, Fortune Feimster, Nicole Byer and Shay Mitchell.

The Final of Us: Season One Premiere – January 15

Based mostly on a online game franchise heralded for being the primary with an LGBTQ+ protagonist, our fingers stay crossed that HBO Max’s hotly anticipated adaptation will preserve that illustration and in addition delicately navigate some of the original’s queer tropes. Happening 20 years after the destruction of recent civilization, The Final of Us follows hardened survivor Joel, who’s been employed to smuggle 14-year-old Ellie (aforementioned protagonist, performed by Bella Ramsey) out of an oppressive quarantine zone. However! What begins as a small job quickly turns into a brutal, heartbreaking journey throughout the U.S. as they need to depend upon one another for survival. Apparently Ellie’s sexuality wasn’t confirmed till Final of Us II, and contemplating that she is, in any case, 14, who is aware of how a lot queer stuff might be within the first season! Additionally I don’t actually know what I’m speaking about if we’re being trustworthy! Storm Reid performs Ellie’s greatest good friend Riley, whomst within the recreation does ultimately turn into her more-than-friend.

Hulu’s January 2023 Reveals for Ladies, Gays and Theys

Are You The One? Full Season 8 (MTV) – January 1

One of many world’s most spectacular feats of actuality tv, this positively bananas idea — some methodology has decided whomst of a gaggle of contestants are “the one” for one another and it’s as much as them to determine it out — debuted a completely bisexual solid in 2019. The world was by no means the identical! Should you haven’t watched this but then I’m so excited for you.

Professor Marston And The Surprise Girls (2017) – January 1

This movie from Angela Robinson, in regards to the triad relationship between psychologist William Marston, the creator of Surprise Girl, his spouse Elizabeth and their life parter, Olive Byrne, has all the things: sizzling intercourse, a person who doesn’t suck, historical past, feminism and college!

Fantasy Island: Season 2 Premiere (Fox) – January 3

The Drop (2022) – January 13

Lex (Anna Konkle) and Mani (Jermaine Fowler) are a fortunately married couple making an attempt to have a child on this cringe comedy that finds them in a tropical location for his or her good friend (and apparently Lex’s ex-lover!) Mia’s (Aparna Nancherla) lesbian marriage ceremony to Peggy (Jennifer Lafleur). However instantly upon arrival, Lex drops Mia’s child (don’t fear it survives!), an occasion that places a damper on the nuptials and initiates a spin-out of “recriminations, passive-aggressive conduct and uncomfortable rigidity” amongst this longtime group of buddies.

9-1-1: Lone Star: Season 4 Premiere (Fox) – January 18

How I Met Your Father: Season 2 Premiere – January 24

We don’t know a lot in regards to the second season of this Hulu unique spin-off from How I Met Your Mom, however the present, which stars Hillary Duff as Jesse, additionally options Tien Tran as Ellen, Jesse’s adopted sister who began the primary season after transferring to New York from a small farming city following a separation from her spouse.

Peacock’s Lesbians and Bisexuals of January 2023

The Traitors: Season One Premiere – January 12

Queer icon Alan Cumming hosts this unscripted competitors sequence described as “a nail-biting psychological journey wherein treachery and deceit are the secret” wherein 20 contestants compete in a sequence of challenges to earn a money prize — however three contestants coined “the traitors” are devising a plan to steal the prize. Amongst these contestants is Andie Thurmond, a non-binary Director of Music Providers from Reno, Nevada, who lives on a ranch with their spouse and child.

Poker Face: First 4 Episodes Premiere – January 26

I noticed the primary six episodes of this present and I LOVED IT SO MUCH! This ten-episode Thriller-of-the-Week sequence from Rian Johnson follows Charlie (Natasha Lyonne), a grizzled former Poker champion with the extraordinary capacity to inform when anyone’s mendacity. Following her good friend’s homicide, she hits the street in her Barracuda and encounters “a brand new solid of characters and unusual crimes she will be able to’t assist however remedy” at each cease. Though Charlie’s sexuality isn’t addressed (at the least not within the first six episodes), there’s plenty of queer characters encountered alongside the best way and the really beautiful listing of visitor stars consists of queer actors Clea Duvall, Rowan Blanchard and Cherry Jones.

Potential Queerness on AMC+ in January 2023

Anne Rice’s Mayfair Witches: Collection Premiere – January 8

Following up October’s super-gay Anne Rice adaptation Interview with the Vampire, AMC+’s subsequent entry within the Anne Rice multiverse is Mayfair Witches, and showrunner Esta Spaulding confirmed on the TCA tour that the present might be “very queer,” telling the press, “it was a whole and whole precedence for us, and we would like, , our viewers to have a look at this present and take a look at the entire characters within the present and really feel that they see themselves, whoever they’re; that the present is inviting and inclusive of each viewpoint and … all people who watches it.” The story is concentrated on a younger neurosurgeon who learns she’s the inheritor to a household of witches and should navigate the intricacies of a sinister presence that has been shadowing her ancestors for generations. In keeping with a review of the first book within the sequence, “a number of of the feminine witches had some bisexual experiences.”

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