The most entertaining and binge-worthy queer content coming in November

As the cold weather approaches, hot new releases with queer themes and characters are hitting theaters and streaming platforms. From Marvel superhero features to the Princess Diana biopic, commercial and indie films highlight LGBTQ romance, while reality shows stir up controversy on the small screen. And, across the board, frightening period pieces reign supreme.

Here’s a list of upcoming and recently released queer-inclusive shows and movies as the year comes to a close, as well as the Christmas stuff before it runs out.

Brian Tyre Henry as Faistos in “Eternal”. marvel studios

The Marvel Cinematic Universe is getting a new band of superheroes. A team of ancient aliens who have been secretly living on Earth for thousands of years are forced out of the shadows by an unexpected tragedy following the events of “Avengers: Endgame”. “Eternal,” directed by Chloe Zhao (“Nomadland”), features Marvel’s first openly gay protagonist, Couple and Kiss, featuring Fastos (Brian Tyre Henry) and her mortal husband, Ben (Haaz Slimane). As if saving the world wasn’t hard enough on a relationship, the couple is also raising a son in the suburbs.

“Eternal” opens in theaters on Friday.

Ella Hunt, left, and Hailee Steinfeld in “Dickinson.”Apple TV+

The Peabody Award-winning series about the early life of the great American poet Emily Dickinson is back for its third and final season. In the final chapter set during the Civil War, Emily (Hailee Steinfeld) grapples with the demands of life in a divided, painful country and her complicated romance with longtime friend Sue. Despite the grim background, viewers can expect the series’ general campy, mid-19th-century living style, along with a new host of comedic favorites starring historical characters: Zivee Sojourner as Truth, Billy Sylvia Plath as Eichner Walt Whitman and Chloe Fineman.

“Dickinson” season three premieres Friday on Apple TV+.

Kristen Stewart as Princess Diana in “Spencer.”Pablo Laren / Neon

Director Pablo Lahren’s Princess Diana biopic, starring Kristen Stewart in the title role, portrays three eventful days during the royal’s 1991 Christmas break. In the film—which is reminiscent of Lahren’s Jacqueline Kennedy biopic, “Jackie”—arguments over bulimia and infidelity lead to the eventual separation between the Princess of Wales and her then-husband, Prince Charles. How much of the film is actually based on reality—including an unexplained romance between Diana and a member of her inner circle—is sure to intrigue audiences and dodge royal feathers.

“Spencer” opens in theaters on Friday.

Mel and Jordan in “Tampa Base”.Lindsey Byrnes / Amazon

A young group of lesbians take on the gay dating scene in Tampa Bay, Florida, in a new documentary from Amazon Studios. “Tampa Bass” isn’t the first gay-focused unpublished show of its kind—most notable is Eileen Chaiken’s 2010–2012 Showtime series, “The Real L Word”—though it’s rare in a largely heterosexual-dominated landscape. . Franchises like “The Real Housewives”. Whether this will be enough for the audience to see. The show garnered attention in the form of some early, and possibly unwanted, allegations. Colorism and lack of inclusivity Based on promotional materials from artists.

“Tampa Base” season one premieres Friday on Amazon Prime Video.

Kari Martin in “Gentifed”.Netflix

After fighting to save their family’s taco shop from gentrification in the first season, the Morales clan now faces the dire prospect of their grandfather’s exile. Actor Kari Martin returns as Ana Morales, a young queer artist who raises complex questions about the intersection of love, activism and identity. Last season, Anna’s relationship with her childhood friend Yesica accelerated as the two faced the realities of being young, gray activists in a changing world. Will the love birds resolve their differences, or will Anna move on to someone new?

“Gentifed” season two premieres on November 10 on Netflix.

Ruth Nega, left, and Tessa Thompson in “Passing.” Edu Gru / Netflix

Inspired by Nela Larsen’s 1929 novel, the black and white film follows two childhood friends who choose two different paths. 12 years later, Claire (Ruth Negga) and Irene (Tessa Thompson) reunite in 1920s New York at the height of the Harlem Renaissance. Two black women find themselves living on opposite sides of the color line: Irene moves into the upper echelons of black society, and Claire, playing with fire, runs into a wealthy racist for being white at her wedding. As the film delves into issues of race and identity, the two women see their love for each other grow in new ways.

“Passing” will be available on Netflix on November 10.

Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg does a television interview with CNBC outside the White House on October 13.Drew Anger/Getty Images File

Directed by Jesse Moss, “Mayor Pete” shadows former South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg during his presidential bid and subsequent appointment as the first openly gay presidential cabinet member. From her victory in the Iowa caucus to her relationship with her husband, Cheston, the documentary explores the intimate and powerful moments that have propelled Buttigieg to where she is now.

“Mayor Pete” will be available on Amazon Prime Video on November 12.

Benedict Cumberbatch in “The Power of the Dog”.Kirsty Griffin / Netflix

Benedict Cumberbatch and Kirsten Dunst star in this new Western drama from Jane Campion (“The Piano”). In “The Power of the Dog,” a domineering rancher, Phil Burbank, played by Cumberbatch, faces a crisis of his own between the toxic masculinity and repressed sexuality of Montana in 1925. Phil’s brother brings home a new wife and her son, who inspires the hyper-masculine lead character. On the path of cruelty and desire.

“The Power of the Dog” opens in theaters on November 17.

Joe Exotic in “Tiger King”.Courtesy of Netflix

The fantastical world of big cats in captivity is returning for a season of sophistication. Joe Exotic – the gay, polygamous zookeeper who became a cultural sensation when the show premiered in the early days of the pandemic – is still in prison after being found convicted in mercenary murder Targeting fellow “Tiger King” star Carole Baskin. But that isn’t keeping Exotic away from the limelight, if the show’s trailer is any indication. It’s unclear whether Exotic, Baskin, or the yet-to-be-introduced characters will be the focus of the new season, but Netflix promises it will bring that same chaotic energy to the table.

‘Tiger King’ season two premieres on Netflix on November 17.

Wilson Cruz as Dr. Hugh Culber in “Star Trek: Discovery”, Ian Alexander as Grey, and Blu Del Barrio as Adira.Michael Gibson / CBS

In the next installment of this historically diverse iteration of the cult classic series, the crew faces a massive, invisible anomaly that threatens life in the galaxy. Shows introduced in the last season new fan favorite Adira (Blue Del Barrio) and Gray (Ian Alexander), the franchise’s first non-binary and transgender characters, respectively. While the details of the new season are shrouded in mystery, producers and co-showrunners Alex Kurtzman and Michelle Paradise have stated that Adira and Grey will continue to feature prominently in the “Discovery” universe.

“Star Trek: Discovery” season four premieres November 18 on Paramount+.

“Human.”Linda Caleras / A24

Writer-director Stephen Karam has adapted his Tony-winning drama into an unnecessary film about existential dread, perfectly timed for the holidays. In “The Humans,” the Blake family reunites on Thanksgiving Day in the run-down basement apartment that Brigid Blake (Benny Feldstein) shares with her boyfriend, Richard (Steven Yeun), in New York’s Chinatown neighborhood. From a breakup to balancing the cost and responsibility of caring for the elderly, the family grapples with relatable sorrows while trapped in the claustrophobic world of Karam’s chamber drama. The star-studded ensemble cast also includes June Squibb, Richard Jenkins, and Amy Schumer, who play Brigid’s older sister, Amy Blake, a sarcastic lesbian who is processing the end of her long-term relationship.

“The Human” opens in theaters on November 24.

In Case You Missed It …

‘The Eyes of Tammy Faye’

Based on the 2000 cult documentary narrated by RuPaul of the same name, the film stars Jessica Chastain as televangelist Tammy Faye Bakker. goat in it Phenomenal 1985 Interview A gay Christian living with AIDS takes center stage with the pastor.

“The Eyes of Tammy Faye” is in theaters and available to purchase on Amazon Prime Video and iTunes.

‘nuclear family’

The three-part documentary looks at the childhood of filmmaker Rae Russo-Young and her gay mothers in the late ’70s and early ’80s. historical case, which played a key role in validating the legal existence of LGBTQ families.

“Atomic Family” is available on HBO Max.

‘The Morning Show’

“The Morning Show,” starring Jennifer Aniston and Reese Witherspoon, dramatizes the lives of newsmakers who wake up with America every day. Juliana Margulies The latest season stars Witherspoon as the love interest—an A-list television anchor who climbed back to the top of her field after being fired for being gay in the late ’90s.

“The Morning Show” season two is available on Apple TV+.

‘Titanium’

main character in mercilessly violent movie, which won the top prize at this year’s Cannes Film Festival, is a gender-bending psychopath with a dangerous fascination for motor vehicles and a disinterested approach to human life.

“Titan” is in theaters and available to buy (if you have the stomach for it) on Amazon Prime Video and iTunes.

‘RuPaul’s Drag Race UK’

The influential drag competition series is back in the United Kingdom, with 12 new queens competing to create their own story – including the franchise’s first cisgender female contestant. “Drag Race UK” always oozes British humor and a campy, mid-tier look, which has made it one of the most successful international versions of the show.

“RuPaul’s Drag Race UK” Season Three is available on WOW Presents Plus.

‘House’

The new talk show focuses on the voices and experiences of black and brown queer people.

“The House” is available on Fox Soul.

‘were here’

The “RuPaul’s Drag Race”-led reality show is back on the road to recruit Bob the Drag Queen, Eureka O’Hara and Shangela for one-night-only drag shows nationwide.

“We Are Here” Season Two is available on HBO Max.

‘Fine’

The new documentary, which was released on October 11, National Coming Out Day, details gay activists. year long battle To get the American Psychiatric Association to remove homosexuality from its list of mental disorders.

“Okay” is available on PBS.

‘Hightown’

Monica Raymund (“Chicago Fire,” “The Good Wife”) stars as Jackie Quinones, a hedonistic federal agent whose life is thrown into disarray when she discovers the body of a murdered woman. runs. Identification of Quiñones a. In form of queer latina The crime is notable in the genre, with the leads usually played by straight white men.

“Hightown” season two is available on Starz.

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