Queer & Quarantined Streaming Guide

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Editorial team
March 14, 2020
September 25, 2023
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“Oh the planet outside is frightful, but inside it’s so delightful,” or however that song goes. Uh...global update: Coronavirus has us shooketh, stores have run out of sanitizer (not lube thank goddess), classes are cancelled, and Tom Hanks.

But while we’re all practicing our best “social distancing” faces at home, wtf are we supposed to do with our time? Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered—we scoured the streaming services to round-up the best LGBTQ+ films to watch while you WFH, self-care, stay-in-sick, nest, or whatever else you want to call doing your part to protect your (and your community’s) health.

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Paris is Burning (1990)

Mother has arrived–the definitive documentary on ball culture is absolutely mandatory viewing for the gay children.

Watch on Netflix

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Hedwig and the Angry Inch (2001)

It’s a musical, it’s a rock ‘n’ roll story, and it revolves around one of the most iconic queer film characters of all time—say hello to Hedwig and her band The Angry Inch.

Watch on Hulu

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Judy (2019)

Renée won the Oscar for this incredible biopic of the beloved gay icon. Tears will be shed, so make sure you’re hydrating!

Watch on iTunes

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Moonlight (2016)

This three-act masterpiece about the life of a black gay man growing up in Florida also brought us the most dramatic Best Picture moment of all time.

Watch on Netflix

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BPM Beats Per Minute (2017)

This arty French film examines the Act Up Paris movement during the early days of the AIDS crisis. Appropriate for confusing, apocalyptic times.

Watch on Hulu

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Carol (2015)

Cate Blanchett. That’s it, that’s the blurb.

Watch on iTunes

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The Death and Life of Marsha P. Johnson (2017)

A pioneer of the gay rights movement, Marsha P’s fascinating, powerful, and important life shines in this inspiring doc.

Watch on Netflix

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The Handmaiden (2016)

A lesbian psycho-thriller with betrayal, plot twists, and octopi? You’ll just have to watch and see.

Watch on Amazon

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Blue is the Warmest Color (2013)

A brilliant teenage romance colored by its French locales, extended sex scenes, and a banging Lykke Li dance moment.

Watch on Netflix

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Tangerine (2015)

A powerful and comedic slice of life that follows two sex workers as they navigate the streets of Los Angeles. Shot entirely on an iPhone!

Watch on Hulu

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Can You Ever Forgive Me (2018)

This tender portrait of noted author (and grifter) Lee Israel follows her transition from writing memoirs to foraging letters for cash. Who likes bad girls?!

Watch on Hulu

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The Favourite (2018)

A lesbian drama about Queen Anne starring Olivia Coleman, Emma Stone, and Rachel Thee Weisz? I’ll take three.

Watch on Hulu

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God’s Own Country (2017)

Gay UK drama where they have sex in the mud. 10/10 would try.

Watch on Netflix

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The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert (1994)

Aussie drag queens on a roadtrip? You betta Outback that ass up on the couch and watch.

Watch on Amazon

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Laurance Anyways (2012)

Stunning film about a school teacher transitioning—in the 80’s—from acclaimed queer director Xavier Dolan.

Watch on Amazon

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Boy Erased (2018)

A young man reveals his sexuality to his parents and is forced into conversion therapy. We wish it weren’t a true story.

Watch on Hulu

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Brokeback Mountain (2005)

I can’t quit you! Okay, if that doesn’t ring a bell, sit your ass down and watch this epic cowboy romance featuring a spit and sit by Jake Gyllenhall!!!

Watch on Hulu

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Y Tu Mamá También (2001)

A bisexual romp throughout the Mexican countryside by legendary filmmaker Alfonso Cuarón.

Watch on Netflix

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A Single Man (2009)

A day in the life of a queer professor after the death of his partner, directed by Tom Ford and featuring a gag-performance by Julianne Moore. Did someone say gay?

Watch on Netflix

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Angels in America (2003)

Okay, this is a limited series, not a movie, but whatever. It’s set in New York during the AIDS crisis and is based on one of the most critically acclaimed pays of the 21st Century, so do watch.

Watch on Hulu

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