NewNowNext spotlights the latest (and queerest) movies, TV shows, webseries, and other LGBTQ shit for your viewing pleasure in our weekly watch list. Grab your popcorn, squirrel friends!
DVD and VOD
Ian McKellen, Taylor Swift, Judi Dench, Idris Elba, Jennifer Hudson, Rebel Wilson, and Jason Derulo’s CGI’d bulge will haunt your dreams and nightmares now and forever after Tom Hooper’s WTF adaptation of the iconic Andrew Lloyd Webber musical. Now you can watch it at home! (Available now on DVD, Universal)
Like a Boss
Billy Porter, a.k.a. He Who Owns the Red Carpet, steals some scene in director Miguel Arteta’s comedy about BFFs Mia (Tiffany Haddish) and Mel (Rose Byrne), whose relationship and cosmetics company are put to the test when an industry giant (Salma Hayek, who basically considers her character a drag queen) buys them out and wreaks havoc on their lives. The moment when Mia and Mel fire Porter’s Barrett promises your money’s worth of dramz and laughs for days. (Available now on VOD, Paramount)
TV and Streaming
NightGowns With Sasha Velour
The RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 9 winner takes you behind the scenes of her elaborate stage show in this new Quibi series, part of the mobile streaming platform’s way-gay lineup launch, which also includes Willam Belli’s Fashion’s a Drag. (Streaming now on Quibi)
The Good Fight
Picking up one year after Rose Leslie’s young lesbian lawyer Maia Rindell headed off to the greener, sleazier pastures of Washington, D.C., CBS All Access’ The Good Wife spin-off is as timely and audaciously satirical as ever (last season, a woman who may or may not be Melania Trump engaged the firm for a prenup renegotiation). The Season 4 premiere is set in an alternate reality in which Hillary Clinton won the 2016 election (oh, how that gives us life!). If you haven’t signed up for CBS All Access yet, go binge the first three seasons—John Cameron Mitchell is brilliant as a gay right-wing troll modeled after Milo Yiannopoulos—for free using the 30-day-trial promo code “All.” (Premieres April 9 on CBS All Access)
The Vivienne Takes on Hollywood
She snatched the first RuPaul’s Drag Race UK crown, so it was only a matter of time before The Vivienne crossed the ocean to actually belt out a tune. On her weekly docuseries, which follows her run-up to music video glory, she’s joined by guests like Bruce Vilanch, Tony winner Marissa Jaret Winokur, Daniel Franzese, and more. (Streaming April 9 on WOW Presents Plus!)
Tchéky Karyo returns to this spin-off of the gripping U.K. series The Missing as French detective Julien Baptiste, whose trip to Amsterdam gets sidetracked when he ends up assisting Dutch police on a missing persons case. Chilean-British trans actress Talisa Garcia plays a key role as Kim Vogel, a glamorous married trans woman who runs both a successful Amsterdam cafe and an organization that empowers female sex workers. (Premieres April 12 on PBS)
The status quo has been shaken to the core, but this queer game of cat and mouse continues! A year after psychotic assassin Villanelle (Jodie Comer) shot and left her crush Eve Polastri (Sandra Oh) for dead, we discover Eve is still alive. The twist? She is no longer an M16 operative and now works in a Korean restaurant kitchen. Taking more of the spotlight in Season 3, Villanelle has a new handler (Dame Harriet Walter) and is back to her murderous ways. But how long before Eve caves and gets back in the saddle again? A big thanks to BBC America and AMC for bumping the premiere up two weeks—we need these ladies now more than ever! (Premieres April 12 on AMC and BBC America)
Main image: NightGowns With Sasha Velour.