Streamer Monthly July 2018 – LGBT Special

Credit: Hulu

 

LGBT Shows and Movie

Since Pride month has just passed I thought I’d highlight some LGBT movies and series on Hulu and Netflix. This isn’t an exhaustive list;, there are plenty more LGBT movies and series on both streaming services.

 

American Horror Story

The popular horror anthology has never shied away from the LGBT community (Which isn’t surprising considering Ryan Murphy is openly Gay). The first season (which is commonly known as Murder House) featured Zachary Quinto (around the time he came out) in a Gay couple. Season 2’s Asylum featured Sarah Paulson (who is in married to fellow actress Holland Taylor) as a closeted teacher. Season 5’s Hotel featured Denis O’Hare as Transgender Liz Taylor and also starred Gay icon Lady Gaga.

The first six seasons are available on both Hulu and Netflix. Season 7 Cult should be coming to streaming services soon as season 8 starts this September.

 

Credit: FX

 

Starring: Jessica Lange, Evan Peters, Sarah Paulson, Kathy Bates, Angela Basset, Dennis O’Hare
Network/Streaming Service: FX (new episodes)/ Hulu and Netflix
Date: September 12 (Season 8 Premiere)
Time: TBA

 

Hulu

 

Brokeback Mountain

The romantic tragedy stars Heath Ledger and Jake Gyllenhaal as cowboys who fall in love while working one summer in early 1960’s Wyoming. They later struggle trying to deny their feelings over the next few years only to continue their relationship behind their wives’ backs.

 

Credit: Focus Features

 

Starring: Heath Ledger, Jake Gyllenhaal
Streaming Service: Hulu

 

Ellen

The series starred comedian Ellen DeGeneres as bookstore owner Ellen Morgan, dealing with dating, friends and work. Near the end of season 4 Ellen (both character and actress) comes out as Lesbian. While this isn’t as major today, it was huge in the late 90’s as this was before shows like Will & Grace and Queer As Folk. Having just recently come out myself seeing someone like Ellen struggling with the same issues was empowering.

 

Credit: ABC

 

Starring: Ellen DeGeneres, Jeremy Piven, Joely Fisher, David Anthony Higgins
Streaming Service: Hulu

 

Free Fall

German romance about a married soon to be father falling in love with a fellow officer and the impact it has on his life.

 

Credit: Kurhaus Production

 

Starring: Hanno Koffler, Max Riemelt
Streaming Service: Hulu

 

The Golden Girls

The Golden Girls has been loved by gays for three decades. Aside from each character representing different aspects of the gay community, the show has dealt with LGBT issues. Issues ranged from Dorothy’s college friend Jean developing a crush on Rose, to Blanche’s brother Clayton coming out, HIV, and same-sex marriage (long before it ever became a reality) when Blanche unwittingly convinces a man to ask his boyfriend to marry him (in the Valentine Day episode) to her own brother wanting to marry his cop boyfriend.

The show was also one of the earliest shows to reference pop culture, from politics to mentioning Sonny Bono and Cher (Sonny even appeared in a dream episode).

 

 

Starring: Bea Arthur, Betty White, Rue McClanahan, Estelle Getty
Streaming Service: Hulu

 

The L Word

The life and struggles of Lesbians living in Los Angeles.

 

Credit: Showtime

 

Starring: Jennifer Beals, Leisha Hailey, Laurel Holloman
Streaming Service: Hulu

 

The Real O’Neals – ABC

Noah Gavlin (who is Gay himself) plays Kenny O’Neal an openly Gay teen growing up in a traditional Irish Catholic family.

 

Credit: ABC

 

Starring: Martha Plimpton, Jay R. Ferguson, Noah Galvin
Streaming Service: Hulu

 

Will & Grace

One of the first series with a Gay lead character (and two regular Gay characters) Will & Grace followed lawyer Will and best friend and designer Grace and their friends Jack and Karen. It also featured the infamous scene where Jack meets Cher and thinks she is a drag queen.

The original show ran for eight seasons and returned last year for a short ninth season. Due to the huge success of the revival, the episode order was extended and it was renewed for a tenth and eleventh season.

Note: For some reason, Hulu has the original eight-season run separate from the new revival run.

 

Credit: NBC

 

Starring: Eric McCormack, Debra Messing, Megan Mullally, Sean Hayes
Network/Streaming Service: NBC/Hulu
Date: October 4 (Season 10 Premiere)

 

Netflix

 

Gracie and Frankie

Following the lives of Gracie and Frankie, two women whose husbands have left them for each other.

 

 

Starring: Jane Fonda, Lily Tomlin, Martin Sheen, Sam Waterston
Streaming Service: Netflix

 

Orange is the New Black

The hit Netflix original series follows the lives of women in Litchfield Penitentiary, some in same-sex relationships. Returns for its sixth season at the end of the month.

 

 

Starring: Taylor Schilling, Danielle Brooks, Taryn Manning
Streaming Service: Netflix
Date: July 27

 

Queer As Folk

While Will & Grace dealt with the more lighthearted and humorous side of gay life, Queer As Folk was one of the first to deal with the more adult side of gay life. It dealt with serious issues such as Justin coming out to his parents, AIDS, homophobia, drugs and gay rights.

 

 

Starring: Gale Harold, Hal Sparks, Randy Harrison, Sharon Gless
Streaming Service: Netflix (Is available on Hulu if you get the Showtime add-on)

 

Queer Eye

A revival of the early 2000’s series, five Gay men make over people and share inspiring stories.

 

 

Starring: Karamo Brown, Tan France, Antoni Porowski, Jonathan Van Ness, Bobby Berk
Streaming Service: Netflix

 

Sense 8

Eight people’s fates and experiences become intertwined as they find themselves sharing each other’s minds and bodies. Created by the Wachowski sisters (famous for the Matrix series before they transitioned).

 

 

Starring: Doona Bae, Jamie Clayton, Tina Desai
Streaming Service: Netflix

 

Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt

Kimmy Schmidt has been freed from a life in a cult and now has to learn to live in the real world with her flamboyant friend and roommate Titus.

 

 

Starring: Ellie Kemper, Tituss Burgess, Carol Kane
Streaming Service: Netflix

 

Amazon Prime

 

 

July 1

  • 21 Jump Street – Seasons 1-2
  • 20,000 Days On Earth
  • The Act of Killing
  • The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension
  • A.I. Artificial Intelligence
  • All is Lost
  • American Psycho
  • American Psycho 2
  • An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power
  • And God Created Woman
  • Angel Heart
  • Angela’s Ashes
  • Assassination
  • Avenging Force
  • Barfly
  • Blazing Saddles
  • Blue Chips
  • Body Count
  • Breakfast at Tiffany’s
  • The Brothers Bloom
  • Burn Notice – Complete Series
  • Cadillac Man
  • Christmas Trade
  • The Closer – Complete Series
  • Cronicas
  • Damages – Complete Series
  • Dead Man Walking
  • Double Jeopardy
  • Dr. T. and the Women
  • The Eternal
  • Finding Bliss
  • The Foot Fist Way
  • The Fourth War
  • The Graduate
  • Gran Torino
  • The Haunting of Molly Hartley
  • Highlander II: The Quickening
  • Incident at Loch Ness
  • Invaders from Mars
  • The Invisible War
  • Jeepers Creepers
  • Killer Klowns from Outer Space
  • Ladybugs
  • Late Phases: Night of the Lone Wolf
  • Letters to Juliet
  • The Longest Yard
  • Maximum Overdrive
  • The Mechanic
  • Mixed Signals
  • Monkey Shines: An Experiment in Fear
  • The Monster Squad
  • Ms. 45
  • Mulholland Dr.
  • Murphy’s Law
  • Next
  • Number One with a Bullet
  • NYPD Blue – Complete Series
    Our Nixon
  • P.O.W. the Escape
  • Patriot Games
  • Pee-Wee’s Big Adventure
  • Pretty in Pink
  • Rabbit Hole
  • Sahara
  • Sex Drive
  • Six Shooter
  • Snake Eyes
  • State of Grace
  • Street Smart
  • Stripes
  • Switchback
  • Trade
  • The Twilight Saga (exclusive)
  • V for Vendetta
  • Waste Land
  • Witness
  • Woody Allen – A Documentary Parts 1 & 2
  • Wooly Boys
  • Yelling to the Sky
  • Zodiac

 

July 8

  • Snowden

 

July 13

  • A Fly in the Champagne
  • Between Two Harbors
  • Comicstaan – Season 1, Episodes 1-4 (Prime Original series)
  • Innersection: Black
  • Innersection: Blue
  • Modern Collective
  • Ocean Driven
  • Surfing Presents: Du Ciel
  • Winter Out West

 

July 14

  • The Forgiven

 

July 16

  • Cook Off!
  • Wanderland

 

July 20

  • Max Steel

 

July 24

  • How to Talk to Girls at Parties
  • Tumble Leaf – Season 4a (Prime Original series)

 

July 27

  • The Glass Castle

 

July 28

  • Friends with Kids

 

July 29

  • The Americans – Season 6

 

Hulu

 

Castle Rock

The series based around Stephen King’s famous fictional town and features ties to his various novels premieres at the end of the month.

 

 

Starring: Melanie Lynskey, Scott Glenn, André Holland, Sissy Spacek
Streaming Service: Hulu
Date: July 25

 

Arriving

 

Shows with network in parentheses premiere day after they air.
Shows with * are only available through premium packages.

 

July 1

  • 20 Weeks
  • A.I. Artificial Intelligence
  • All Is Lost
  • Alone – Season 3
  • Alpha and Omega
  • Alpha and Omega: Dino Dogs
  • Alpha and Omega: The Big Fuhreeze
  • Alpha and Omega: The Great World Games
  • American Pickers – Season 17
  • American Psycho
  • American Psycho 2
  • American Ripper – Season 1
  • An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power
  • Analyze That
  • Analyze This
  • Ancient Top 10 – Season 1
  • And God Created Woman
  • Angel Heart
  • Assassination
  • At Middleton
  • Avenging Force
  • Bad News Bears
  • Barbie and the Three Musketeers
  • Barbie in a Mermaid Tale 2
  • Barfly
  • Before Midnight
  • Beyond Borders
  • Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure
  • Billy Madison
  • Bloodsport
  • Body Count
  • Bound
  • Braveheart
  • Cadillac Man
  • Chasing Amy
  • Clear and Present Danger
  • Closing Gambit
  • Clue
  • Cyborg
  • Dead Man Walking
  • Delta Force
  • Disaster Movie
  • Doomsday Preppers – Season 2
  • Double Jeopardy
  • Dr. T and the Women
  • Election
  • Everybody’s Fine
  • Evolution
  • Forged in Fire – Season 4
  • Gangland Undercover – Season 2
  • Get Real
  • Go
  • Hoarders – Season 8
  • House Arrest
  • Hustle & Flow
  • Incident at Loch Ness
  • Intervention – Season 17
  • Invaders from Mars
  • Jay & Silent Bob Strike Back
  • Jeepers Creepers
  • John Grisham’s The Rainmaker
  • Just Before I Go
  • Killer Klowns from Outer Space
  • Ladybugs
  • Last Castle
  • Le Ride
  • Little Women: Atlanta – Season 3
  • Little Women: Dallas – Seasons 1 & 2
  • Masters of the Universe
  • Maximum Overdrive
  • Midnight in Paris
  • Mimic
  • Monkey Shines: An Experiment in Fear
  • Murphy’s Law
  • Next
  • Number One with a Bullet
  • One Direction: This is Us
  • Oscar Pistorius: Blade Runner Killer
  • P.O.W. the Escape
  • Patriot Games
  • Pawn
  • Pawn Stars – Seasons 13 & 14
  • Pretty in Pink
  • Project Runway – Season 16
  • Rabbit Hole
  • Sahara
  • Sex Drive
  • Six Shoote
  • Sleepers
  • Snake Eyes
  • Stephen King’s Graveyard Shift
  • Stephen King’s Silver Bullet
  • Street Smart
  • Superstar
  • The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai across the 8th Dimension
  • The Brothers Bloom
  • The Curse of Oak Island – Season 4
  • The Eternal
  • The Fourth War
  • The Honeymooners
  • The Hunt for the Zodiac Killer – Season 1
  • The Indian in the Cupboard
  • The Ladies Man
  • The Legend of Bagger Vance
  • The Librarians – Season 4
  • The Lost Wife of Robert Durst
  • The Manchurian Candidate
  • The Mechanic (1972)
  • The Monster Squad
  • The Murder of Laci Peterson – Season 1
  • The Phantom
  • The Rundown
  • This is Spinal Tap
  • Trade
  • When Sharks Attack – Seasons 1-3
  • Who Killed Tupac? – Season 1
  • Wicked Tuna – Season 5
  • Witness
  • Wooly Boys

 

July 2

  • UnREAL – Season 3

 

July 3

  • Borg Vs. McEnroe

 

July 6

  • Beat Bobby Flay – Seasons 4 & 5
  • Bobby Flay’s Barbecue Addiction – Season 4
  • Burgers, Brew & Que’ – Seasons 1 & 2
  • Chopped Junior – Seasons 2 & 3
  • Diners, Drive-ins and Dives – Seasons 24 & 25
  • Food Network Star Kids – Season 10
  • Heart of Nuba
  • Keeping Up with the Kardashians – Season 14
  • Kids Baking Championship – Season 3
  • Kids BBQ Championship – Season 1
  • The League of Gentlemen – Seasons 1-4
  • Man Finds Food – Season 1
  • Man Fire Food – Seasons 4 & 5
  • Teen Titans Go! – Season 4B
  • You’re the Worst – Season 4

 

July 7

  • Justice League (2017) (*HBO)

 

July 8

  • Alpha and Omega: Journey to Dog Kingdom
  • Mary Kills People – Season 2
  • Sharp Objects – Series Premiere (*HBO)

 

July 9

  • In a World
  • Serena

 

July 10

  • Along with the Gods: The Two Worlds
  • Cover Versions
  • Zombie Spring Breakers

 

July 11

  • Harlots – Season 2 Premiere (Hulu Original)

 

July 13

  • Build Small, Live Anywhere – Season 1
  • Chopped – Season 18 & 29
  • Cutthroat Kitchen – Season 10
  • Flea Market Flip – Season 5
  • Ghost Adventures – Season 7
  • Home Town – Season 1
  • House Hunters – Season 109
  • Iron Chef Gauntlet – Season 1
  • Letterkenny – Seasons 1 & 2
  • Love It or List It, Too – Seasons 6 & 7
  • Property Brothers: Buying & Selling – Season 5
  • Restaurant: Impossible – Seasons 12 & 13

 

July 14

  • Better Things – Season 2
  • Battle of the Sexes (2017) (*HBO)

 

July 17

  • Sharp Edges

 

July 20

  • Ballet Now (Hulu Original Documentary)
  • Embrace of the Serpent
  • Outkast – Season 2 (*Cinemax)
  • The Last Ship – Season 4
  • This Country – Seasons 1 & 2
  • Trial & Error – Season 2 Premiere (NBC)

 

July 21

  • Justice League Action – Season 1
  • Status Update
  • The Snowman (*HBO)

 

July 22

  • Leaning into the Wind

 

July 24

  • The Thundermans – Season 4

 

July 25

  • Alone Together – Season 2 Premiere (Freeform)
  • Black Cop
  • Castle Rock – Series Premiere (Hulu Original)
  • Real Humans – Season 2

 

July 27

  • The Glass Castle

 

July 28

  • Friends with Kids
  • Victoria & Abdul

 

July 30

  • Before We Vanish
  • The Wrecking Crew

 

July 31

  • Casual – Season 4 Premiere (Hulu Original)
  • Into the Blue

 

Leaving

 

July 31

  • 3 Ways to Get a Husband
  • A Very Brady Sequel
  • Baby Boom
  • Barefoot
  • Body of Evidence
  • Braveheart
  • Bride and Prejudice
  • Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason
  • Cheech & Chong’s Next Movie
  • Dirty Pretty Things
  • Dirty Rotten Scoundrels
  • Eight Millimeter
  • Emperor
  • Felony
  • Flashback
  • Foxfire
  • Funny about Love
  • Hackers
  • Hellbenders 3D
  • Hustle & Flow
  • Love is a Gun
  • Malena
  • Man of the House
  • Mansfield Park
  • Never Back Down
  • New Guy
  • Ninja Masters
  • Planet of the Apes
  • Race for Your Life, Charlie Brown
  • Rustlers’ Rhapsody
  • School Ties
  • Starting Out in the Evening
  • Steel Magnolias
  • Strategic Air Command
  • Swan Princess: Royally Undercover
  • Throw Momma from the Train
  • To Rome with Love
  • Traffic
  • Ultimate Avengers 2
  • Untamed Heart
  • Wayne’s World 2
  • Windwalker
  • Xxx
  • Xxx: State of the Union
  • Z for Zachariah

 

Netflix

 

Jurassic Park

The original Jurassic Park trilogy comes to Netflix at the beginning of this month.

 

Credit: Universal Studios

 

Starring: Jefferey Goldblum, Sam Neil
Streaming Service: Netflix
Date: July 1

 

Arriving

 

 

July 1

  • Blue Bloods – Season 8
  • Bo Burnham: what.
  • Chocolat
  • Deceived
  • Finding Neverland
  • Get Smart
  • Happy Gilmore
  • Hawaii Five-O – Season 8
  • Interview with the Vampire
  • Journey to the Center of the Earth
  • Jurassic Park
  • Jurassic Park III
  • Madam Secretary – Season 4
  • Menace II Society
  • NCIS – Season 15
  • Pandorum
  • Penelope
  • Queens of Comedy – Season 2
  • Rica, Famosa, Latina – Seasons 1-4
  • Scooby-Doo
  • Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed
  • Spanglish
  • Stealth
  • Swordfish
  • The Boondock Saints
  • The Lost World: Jurassic Park
  • The Princess Diaries
  • The Voices
  • Traitor
  • Troy
  • Van Helsing
  • We Own the Night
  • We the Marines

 

July 2

  • Dance Academy: The Comeback
  • Good Witch – Season 4
  • Romina
  • The Sinner – Season 1

 

July 3

  • The Comedy Lineup (Netflix Original)

 

July 5

  • Blue Valentine

 

July 6

  • Anne with an E – Season 2 (Netflix Original Series)
  • Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee: Freshly Brewed (Netflix Original)
  • First Team: Juventus – Season 1: Part B (Netflix Original Series)
  • Free Rein – Season 2 (Netflix Original Series)
  • Inside the World’s Toughest Prisons – Season 2 (Netflix Original Series)
  • Sacred Games (Netflix Original)
  • Samantha! (Netflix Original)
  • Somebody Feed Phil: The Second Course (Netflix Original)
  • The Fosters – Season 5
  • The Legacy of a Whitetail Deer Hunter (Netflix Original Film)
  • The Skin of The Wolf (Netflix Original Film)
  • White Fang (Netflix Original Film)

 

July 7

  • Scream 4

 

July 9

  • Lockup: Extended Stay – Collection 1

 

July 10

  • Drug Lords – Season 2 (Netflix Original Series)

 

July 12

  • Gone Baby Gone

 

July 13

  • How It Ends (Netflix Original Film)
  • Jim Jefferies: This Is Me Now (Netflix Original Stand-Up)
  • Kevin Hart: Let Me Explain
  • Sugar Rush (Netflix Original)
  • The Epic Tales of Captain Underpants (Netflix Original Series)

 

July 15

  • Bonusfamiljen – Season 2 (Netflix Original Series)
  • Going for Gold
  • The Joel McHale Show with Joel McHale: Part 2 (Netflix Original)

 

July 20

  • Amazing Interiors (Netflix Original)
  • Dark Tourist (Netflix Original)
  • Deep Undercover – Collection 3
  • Duck Duck Goose (Netflix Original Film)
  • Father of the Year (Netflix Original Film)
  • Fix It and Finish It – Collection 3
  • Home: Adventures with Tip & Oh – Season 4 (Netflix Original Series)
  • Jimmy: The True Story of a True Idiot (Netflix Original)
  • Last Chance U: EMCC & Life After (Netflix Original)
  • Last Chance U: INDY: Part 1 (Netflix Original)
  • Luna Petunia: Return to Amazia – Season 2 (Netflix Original Series)

 

July 22

  • An Education
  • Disney’s Bolt

 

July 24

  • El Aviso (The Warning) (Netflix Original Film)
  • Iliza Shlesinger: Elder Millennial (Netflix Original)

 

July 27

  • Cupcake & Dino – General Services (Netflix Original)
  • Extinction (Netflix Original)
  • Orange Is the New Black – Season 6 (Netflix Original Series)
  • Roman Empire: Reign of Blood: Master of Rome (Netflix Original)
  • The Bleeding Edge (Netflix Original)
  • The Worst Witch – Season 2 (Netflix Original Series)
  • Welcome to the Family (Netflix Original)

 

July 28

  • Shameless – Season 8
  • The Company Men

 

July 29

  • Her
  • Sofia the First – Season 4

 

July 30

  • A Very Secret Service – Season 2 (Netflix Original Series)

 

July 31

  • Terrace House: Opening New Doors: Part 3 (Netflix Original Series)

 

Leaving

 

July 1

  • Alive
  • Along Came Polly
  • An Honest Liar
  • Beerfest
  • Before Midnight
  • Bring It On
  • Bring It On Again
  • Bring It On: All or Nothing
  • Bring It On: Fight to the Finish
  • Bring It On: In It to Win It
  • Cocktail
  • Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close
  • Lethal Weapon
  • Lethal Weapon 2
  • Lethal Weapon 3
  • Lethal Weapon 4
  • Little Women
  • Michael Clayton
  • Midnight in Paris
  • Mixed Signals
  • More Than a Game
  • Pandemic
  • Piglet’s Big Movie
  • Rugrats Go Wild
  • Scary Movie
  • Scream 3
  • Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines
  • The Art of War
  • Tropic Thunder
  • V for Vendetta

 

July 2

  • Breakfast at Tiffany’s

 

July 8

  • Alpha & Omega: Journey to Bear Kingdom
  • Real Husbands of Hollywood – Seasons 1-5

 

July 9

  • Ratchet and Clank
  • Serena

 

July 11

  • Alice Through the Looking Glass

 

July 14

  • Wild Hogs

 

July 15

  • Convergence
  • Lockup: State Prisons – Collection 1
  • Small Is Beautiful: A Tiny House Documentary

 

July 16

  • Changeling
  • Wanted

 

July 29

  • The Den

 

July 30

  • A Cinderella Story
  • Hurricane of Fun: The Making of Wet Hot
  • Swing State

 

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