Now that it’s November, the 2022 midterm elections are upon us, so we’d like to take this opportunity to remind you of HBO walk Going to the 8th election. That said, we’ve just referenced a now-defunct streaming app – it’s imperative that you get out there and exercise your constitutional right, whether in person or by voting by mail!
And when that’s done, you can put your feet up and relax with one of the many queer movies and TV shows coming to stream this month. Whether you want a break from the news cycle or need something upbeat and fun to (hopefully) celebrate, the major streaming platforms have you covered with the returning seasons of some fan favorites, the arrival of beloved cult classics, and some exciting new titles you won’t want to miss .
How it is Strange As per tradition, we’ve compiled a guide to the best queer and queer-related shows, movies and more coming to stream this month to keep you organized. Whether you use Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, HBO Max, or Hulu (or a combination of the four), we’ve got your must-have recommendations for all – and beyond. So prepare those watch lists; it’s going to be a very gay November.
What’s New and Gay on Netflix in November 2022
The Spotlight: eliteSeason 6 (November 18)
elite Fans are being fed this year with a season 6 that’s gonna be hot (and we mean hot*to wink*) following new episodes this past April, returning to the halls of the fictional Las Encinas High School. Of course, there was another student death at the end of season five, so we pick up right where we left off as everyone grapples with the aftermath of what happened, and things are rocked (once again) by the arrival of some new students played by Ander Puig, Carmen Arrufat, Álvaro de Juana, Ana Bokesa, Álex Pastrana. And fear not: breakout heartthrob Manu Ríos returns, his character Patrick now in an official relationship with Iván (André Lamoglia) that is already making fans squeal with delight.
Other new streaming options:
- The bodyguard1992 (Nov. 1): Whitney Houston’s Star-Turn celebrates its 30th anniversary this year – that’s three decades of one of the greatest soundtracks of all time.
- young royalsSeason 2 *Original Series* (Nov. 1): Things are in a royal mess for Prince Wilhelm and Simon in the return of this steamy Swedish drama.
- blockbuster *Original Series*(Nov. 3): Strange Favorite styler Alvarez stars – ironically – in this workplace comedy about the movie distributors that Netflix has killed.
- The crownSeason 5 *Original Series* (Nov. 9): Regardless of what Judi Dench thinks, we can’t pass up the opportunity to watch character actresses like Lesley Manville and Elizabeth Debicki kill as the monarchy enters the ’90s.
- In love with Christmas *Original Movie* (11/10): This holiday rom-com features Lindsay Lohan’s first major film role in over a decade, and you know we’re ready for the Lohan icesance.
- dead to meSeason 3 *Original Series* (Nov. 17): It’s the final season of this dark comedy, with superb performances from Christina Applegate and Linda Cardellini.
- Wednesday *Original Series* (Nov. 17): Jenna Ortega plays the legendary daughter of the Addams Family in this new series penned by Tim Burton.
Amazon Prime Video’s LGBTQ offerings for November 2022
The Spotlight: my cop (November 4th)
For all headlines my cop produced, the British historical drama certainly had a smooth theatrical run. But you have to imagine that once the film hits Amazon’s Prime Video platform this month, many will be tuning in, streaming star Harry Styles’ “Bum Bum” in homes across the country. The “As It Was” pop star stars as the lawman of the same name, a withdrawn gay man living in 1950s England caught between his adoring fiancé (Emma Corrin) and the museum curator with whom he has a secret affair (David Dawson). – and torn. Styles had said that the film’s acclaimed sex scenes were “tender and loving and sensitive,” and I guess we’ll just have to check it out for ourselves to see if he’s right!
Other new streaming options:
- Jennifer’s body2009 (Nov. 1): Despite coming to stream the day after Halloween, this queer horror cult classic is always in season.
- mouse hunt1997 (Nov 1): Get rid of the nostalgic itch with this wacky, family-friendly caper starring gay icon Nathan Lane.
- Thunderstrike and Lightfoot1974 (Nov 1): People have long called out the queer subtext of this crime spree starring Clint Eastwood and Jeff Bridges.
- Savage x Fenty, Vol. 4 *Special Presentation* (9 Nov): Rihanna’s new era begins with the pop star’s annual runway show, this time starring Rickey Thompson, Sheryl Lee Ralph, Kornbread “The Snack” Jeté and more.
- The people we hate at the wedding *Original Movie* (11/18): Ben Platt, Kristen Bell and Allison Janney play messy wedding guests in this comedy based on gay author Grant Ginder’s book.
- Good night Oppy2022 (Nov. 23): A documentary about the Mars rover opportunity, nicknamed “Oppy”. Don’t ask us how we know, but Oppy is gay.
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The Spotlight: Were hereSeason 3 (November 25)
With each season, the mission of Were here feels more urgent. As drag superstars Bob The Drag Queen, Eureka, and Shangela travel across the country to host one-night-only drag shows in small towns, they teach lessons about tolerance, community, and hope that are particularly urgent in our divided socio-political climate feel . This season, they travel everywhere from St. George, UT (where the local city council blocked the show’s filming permits) to central Florida for an episode that reckones with the memories of Pulse filming and deals with the state “Don’t Say Gay Bill” tackles it head-on. Anyone who says drag queens aren’t superheroes obviously hasn’t seen it Were here.
Other new streaming options:
- My beautiful laundromat1985 (Nov. 1): Worlds collide in this early gay romance drama starring young (and particularly dashing) Daniel Day Lewis.
- See how they run2022 (Nov. 1): This crime-freak caper had a far-too-quiet theatrical run in September considering its cast includes Saoirse Ronan, Sam Rockwell and Harris Dickinson.
- Yentl1983 (Nov. 1): Cross dressing Barbra Streisand and Shirtless young Mandy Patinkin is a gay must-see.
- The big brunch *Original Series* (Nov. 10): Schott’s Creek‘s Dan Levy hosts this big-hearted cook-off series inspired by brunch, the happiest meal.
- College Girls Sex LifeSeason 2 *Original Series* (Nov. 17): The queer-friendly coming-of-age dramedy returns for a highly-anticipated second season (let’s hope the shirtless hunks do, too).
- Christmas camp *Original Movie* (11/17): Hundreds of “Christmas performers” gather at the eponymous Santa Camp each year, and this document follows three new members recruited to add variety to the event, including a trans Santa named Levi.
- 2022 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony *Special Presentation* (Nov. 19): The annual concert and event will feature performances by legendary initiates Dolly Parton, Carly Simon, Eurythmics and more.
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The Spotlight: Welcome to Chippendales (November 22)
Sure, it seems like every crime ever committed these days is made into a limited series, but we’re still willing to get our singles out for it Welcome to Chippendales. Behind the rise of the famous all-male burlesque show is a tale of greed, jealousy and cold-blooded murder. Kumail Nanjiani stars as enterprising Chippendales founder Steve Banerjee, who goes to dark places to stay in control of the global stripping experience he built from the ground up. The series features a gag-worthy cast, but what we’re most drawn to is the wide range of gay favorites like Murray Bartlett, Robin de Jesús and Andrew Rannells.
Other new streaming options:
- God forbid *Original Movie* (Nov. 1): It’s the pool boy scandal that brought down Jerry Falwell Jr. and rocked the evangelical church, the pool boy tells in this explosive document.
- I know what you did last summer1997 (Nov 1): After the success of ScreamHe penned the gay horror screenwriter Kevin Williamson Miscellaneous seminal slasher about hot people in danger.
- Mamma Mia!2008 (Nov. 1): With the ABBA soundtrack and the all-possible cast, this musical really plays like a gay fever dream.
- catch the beautiful one2o22 (13 Nov): Queer boxer Kali Reis stars in this gripping thriller about an Indigenous woman who joins a sex trafficking ring to find her missing younger sister.
- my old school2022 (17.11.): A documentary about the infamous story of a Scottish 30-year-old pretending to be a high school student, starring Alan Cumming lip-synching to real interviews with the abuser.
- Planetary sex with Cara Delevingne *Original Series* (Nov. 29): The model-turned-actor takes audiences on a “global journey” to answer big questions about sexuality and gender in this documentary.