The Watch List: Lesbian Rocker Seeks Same in “Becks,” Gay Couple Experiences Growing Pains In “Permission”

Also: Outfest winner "Signature Move" moves into theaters.

In Theaters

  1. In director Jessica Reeder’s cross-cultural romance, Pakistani-American lawyer Zaynab (co-writer Fawzia Mirza) falls for Mexican-American Alma (Sari Sanchez), whose father was a luchadora back in Mexico. Will this passionate affair withstand attempts by Zaynab’s mother (Shabana Azmi) to set up her daughter with a man? (February 9, The Film Collaborative)

  2. Tony winner Lena Hall stars in this musical dramedy about a lesbian musician who moves in with her mom (Christine Lahti) after a breakup. Back home in Missouri and feeling lost, might Becks find a new start—and love—with married guitar student Elyse (Mena Suvari)? (In theaters and VOD on February 9, Blue Fox Entertainment)

  3. A straight couple and their gay friends both go through growing pains in this dramedy from out director Brian Crano: With marriage the next logical step in their relationship, Anna (Rebecca Hall) and Will (Dan Stevens) decide to open up their relationship. Meanwhile Anna’s gay brother, Hale (David Joseph Craig, Crano’s husband), urgently wants a baby but his boyfriend, Reese (Morgan Spector), doesn’t think he’s ready. (February 9, GDE)

  1. DVD/Blu-Ray/Video on Demand Wallflowers: Seasons 1 and 2

    A group of terminally single New Yorkers, both gay and straight, come together through a dating guru’s support group in this comedic web series. Collects the first two seasons plus extras. (DVD, Dekkoo)

Streaming/TV

  1. Here and Now

    Six Feet Under creator Alan Ball returns to family dysfunction with this new drama about a middle aged couple (Holly Hunter, Tim Robbins) with adopted children from around the globe. Their gay son, Ramon (Daniel Zovatto), sees a Muslim therapist, Dr. Farid, who’s son Navid is genderfluid. (February 11, HBO)

  2. Officer Mackenzie “Mack” Merriweather (series writer Nicole Feenstra) is tasked with handling love crimes in the LAPD’s new “Broken Hearts Division.” Over the course of this online comedy’s first six-episode season, Mack tackles several queer cases, plus ghostings, breakups-via-text, and “excessive use of a dick pic (February 14)

Lawrence is a New York-based travel and entertainment writer whose work has appeared in National Geographic Traveler, Time Out New York and The New York Post.
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