Queer Sh*t to Watch This Week

"Killing Eve" and "Sabrina" are back!

NewNowNext spotlights the latest (and queerest) movies, TV shows, web series, and other gay shit, for your viewing pleasure in our weekly watch list. Grab your popcorn, squirrel friends!

On Demand and DVD

Guigo Offline

Straight kids being raised by gay dads is a film and TV subgenre at this point—last year’s Ideal Home, Breakfast With Scot, Patrik, Age 1.5–to which you can add this Portuguese import about a 12-year-old, Guigo (Antonio Haddad Aguerre), whose father, Roberto (Alexandre Cioletti), has a new boyfriend, Paolo (Roberto Rezende). (Available April 9)

The Gospel Of Eureka

The divine Mx Justin Vivian Bond (who crooned a couple of tunes to Melissa McCarthy and Richard E. Grant in the-best-gay-film-of-2018, Can You Ever Forgive Me?) provides super-droll narration for this verite documentary about the bizarro, uniquely “real America” Ozark mountains town of Eureka Springs, Arkansas, where Christians intermingle with a colorful queer and drag scene in the shadow of a 66-foot statue of Christ. Doesn’t everyone? (Available April 9)

Touch Me Not

Transgender sex therapist and sex worker Hanna Hoffman plays a version of herself in this meta, nudity-filled documentary-drama about a diverse assortment of people and body types—including two disabled men, as they grapple to find their own beauty, intimacy, and freedom. Lena Dunham’s Girls has NOTHING on this! (Available April 9)

TV and Streaming

Killing Eve

The pairing of Sandra Oh as M15 agent Eve and Jodie Comer as psychopathic assassin, Villanelle, playing a bloody game of cat and mouse made this twisty, gripping, darkly humorous British series a 2018 must see. With their lesbian attraction finally coming to the fore during last season’s finale, we can’t wait to see how the pair will reconcile their kiss kiss bang bang situation. (April 7, BBC America)

The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina

Sabrina debuts its second season (aka “Part 2”) this week on Netflix, but it’s already been renewed for a fourth. Openly gay scribe and showrunner Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa’s dark take on the Archie Comics teenage witch will see more of Sabrina’s (Kiernan Shipka) mischievous pansexual cousin, Ambrose (Chance Perdomo), and his relationship with warlock Luke (Darren Mann). Will it turn out magical or tragical, though? (April 5, Netflix)

You Me Her

There isn’t a lot of must-see throuple TV, but You Me Her fills the void. The three-way relationship between Jack (Greg Poehler), Emma (Rachel Blanchard) and Izzy (Priscilla Faia) was sealed with a pizza place commitment ceremony last year, and season 4 sees them out in the suburbs and pregnant to boot! If you listen to the Dan Savage podcast (or ever called in with a poly predicament), this one’s for you! (April 9, AT&T Audience Network)

Queens of Mystery

The Brits do love their quirky mystery-crime series, and this one—about a female detective, Matilda Stone (Olivia Vinall)—was specifically created to depict awesome female characters over 40. Three of Matilda’s aunts are crime authors and sleuths, and in this first season they help assist her in solving a murder at a crime writers’ festival. Aunt Cat (Julie Graham) is also queer and had a relationship with a female musician, which will be shown via flashback. In this case, we get a kickass lesbian over 40 to stan for! (April 8, Acorn)

The Bold Type

The relationship between lesbian Muslim immigrant Adena El Amin (Nikohl Busheri) and biracial, just-out Kat Edison (Aisha Dee) came to a tragic end last season when they broke up via text message. Can Kadena be reunited in season 3? Do it for the media representation, TBT writers’ room! Please! (April 9, Freeform)

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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