For when you're too 'tired' to attend the Mardi Gras.
Tatiana Maslany; that's all. She does it all in this gripping and queer-friendly Netflix narrative.
Edina (Saunders) and Patsy (Joanna Lumley) are the lazily ambitious, wildly acerbic, unapologetically alcoholic best friends every queer wishes they had.
Transparent brought transgender characters and actors into everyday households around the world. Plus, Cherry Jones as Eileen Myles. It doesn’t get gayer than that, folks.
The Netflix series has been rightly lauded by fans and critics around the world for carving out an intriguing storytelling landscape for a powerful ensemble of queer female characters from diverse cultural backgrounds.
Before the U.S version was the British series. Skins provided some of the first contact with interesting, fleshed-out queer characters and storylines, with a team of young writers unafraid of exploring the grey areas between strictly platonic and sexual relationships.
The Netflix reboot also sticks to the original areas of expertise. There's a man whose life needs some improving, the Fab 5 come along to provide some help, and a few days later, his life is better!
The drama tackles issues of all different calibers — from LGBT sex ed to gun control to the flaws in the U.S. prison system. In recent episodes, Aaron, who identifies as transgender, is portrayed by an openly trans actor.
There's a reason why fans freaked out when this show was cancelled — it's worth starting a petition to keep on air. Another show starring a transgender character played by a transgender actress, Netflix's Sense8 is a captivating thriller with one of the best ensemble casts a show could have.