So I’m not feeling too up to writing some big deep meaningful post so I thought I’d throw together another LGBT+ rep on Netflix post of things I’ve watched since I made the last post or things I didn’t include because they were minimal! I’m bad with names and there may be spoilers, read at your own risk! Check out the original post here.
American Horror Story
Murder House: Gay white male couple previous owners of house. It has been a while since I’ve seen this series so if I’ve missed any rep, sorry but I don’t want to re-watch it to figure it out.
Hotel: Bi-coded vampires, gay man buying the hotel, Elizabeth Johnson (Lady Gaga’s character) is in a poly relationship with married couple, a wlw relationship with Ramona Royale, and sexualised preying on humans is pretty bi.
Roanoke: Slave-owner and his lover (a slave), the old gay man who was a medium. Both reasonably minimal.
Cult: Married lesbian/wlw couple. I’ve not watched much of this but they seem like a main focus.
Trinkets: Lesbian main (also woc is mexican), loved her best friend who is in a wlw relationship with someone else, dates a fluid woman later in the series, cis white gay dude (the good kind for once who actually supports the main girls when they need it most and are alone), Mr D. a trans teacher. This show is a good example of having LGBT+ rep characters just for the sake of having LGBT+ characters. Nothing in the plot would be different if they were straight (except the fluid girl who dates a guy involved in the plot and one of the leads) and this is a show that decided to put rep in and show us we can really just exist. I really enjoyed this show and all three main characters a woc. The actress Brianna Hildebrand is bi, and Quintessa Swindell is nonbinary.
The Perfect Date: Black bestfriend who makes the app is gay and fancies a boy, very minor plot line.
Shadowhunters: Alec is gay, mlm relationship with Magnus Bane who is bi spectrum immortal who has had relations with men and women. POC, magnus is asian and I think Alec is Latinx. Stopped watching after a while as it was very cringe, badly written and acted but really liked the queer couple.
Orange Is The New Black: Everything is gay. Lots of GAY. Transwoman, lesbians, bi women, etc. Stopped watching coz they killed off my favourite gay. But they show all kinds of queer rep and it’s not all the same.
Schitt’s Creek: Pansexual son who is pretty effeminate and camp. Nice to have some rep for more effeminate men on the bi spectrum. Specifically uses the term pansexual.
The Perks of Being a Wallflower: Gay best friend character who dates the closeted jock who is abused by his drunk dad. Sad side plot.
Russian Doll: The main female character has a couple of queer friends who have queer interactions. One of them has like… an orgy that you see her wake up from. One of the actresses is gay (Rebecca Henderson).
Dumplin’: Main character’s friend, the actor is nonbinary but the character is unconfirmed LGBT+, could just be a butch feminist. Drag queens and gay men set in a gay bar. The Queens teach the girls how to be beauty pageant contestants.
Girl, Interrupted: Mains are kinda gay. I feel like there’s some queer coding between Suzanna and Lisa. A side character is in the psych ward for being a lesbian.
The Longest Yard: Very over the top, could be seen as offensive, camp queer/cross-dressing men of colour. Could be trans? But this is an Adam Sandler film so… nothing is specific and likely offensive.
Bridget Jones’s Diary: Bridget’s one male best friend is gay, hardly seen, is very camp. I don’t even know if we see him again after the first film actually.
Dawson’s Creek: Had some early references to gay characters before introducing one into the main cast. There was a mention of a teacher in very early episodes. Spoilers, Andie’s brother Jack comes out as gay, there is a man soon after who is interested in him. A long standing family member of a main cast character is also gay. There’s not really any femme male rep or trans rep or lesbians, it’s pretty much white, cis, masc men. I loved the show but it wasn’t diverse.
Tiny Pretty Things: based in a ballet school. The main character’s first friend at said school is a queer man.
I hope this list if helpful to you! Leave a comment with any show/film suggestions with some Queer rep, even if it is small, on Netflix or not!
Palm Springs is apparently very slightly queer with a casual bi scenario, I’ll link the article but have yet to watch it myself.
This is a show I’m not interested in watching but Star Trek: Discovery is finally including a trans and nonbinary character!
Check out the two other posts for LGBTQ+ rep on Netflix 1 and 2
I’ll be making a similar list for Amazon Prime, so if you have any recs, let me know!