WATCH LIST: A Gay Porn Serial Killer Is on the Loose in “Knife+Heart”; “Queer Eye” Is Back

Plus acclaimed and controversial transgender teen drama “Girl” on Netflix.

In Theaters

Knife + Heart

In out director Yann Gonzalez’s twisted, darkly comic 1970s Paris-set horror flick, an alcoholic gay porn producer, Anne (Vanessa Paradis), must contend with a breakup, mounting her most ambitious project yet, and a masked killer who’s slaughtering her cast and crew with a most unusual weapon. (March 15, Altered Innocence)

Bruce!!!!

Self-centered, directionless 30-something manchild Bruce (Eden Marryshow) has burned too many bridges, leading him to seek a female roommate to subsidize his rent. Will he be at the receiving end of karma while at it? Celestine Rae plays Bruce’s lesbian sister, with Sasha Dominy as her girlfriend. (March 15, Global Digital Releasing)

DVD/Blu-Ray/Video on Demand

Just Friends

This gay Dutch romantic dramedy sees young, handsome Joris (Josha Stradowski) fall for a curly-haired Syrian medical student, Yad (Majd Mardo), which causes their close-minded parents to freak out and try to break them up. (DVD, Wolfe)

Tucked

In Brighton, England, a 21-year-old drag queen, Faith (Jordan Stephens), finds a drag mother in sassy 80-year-old Jackie (Derren Nesbit), and the pair form a parent-child bond that helps them stitch up old wounds and become their best selves. (DVD, Gravitas Ventures)

Woke: Season 1

The first season of this 10-episode French gay web series follows the journey of Hicham (Mehdi Meskar), a young gay Muslim who flees his small town closeted life for big city Lyon, where he connects with gay activist Thibaut (Eric Pucheu), who may not be who he seems. (DVD, Dekkoo)

The Last Resort

Before he was murdered in 1982, gay photographer Andy Sweet captured a unique moment in Miami’s South Beach culture when Jewish retirees and drag queens ruled the community. Out director Kareem Tabsch and Dennis Scholl’s documentary revisits his and collaborator Gary Monroe’s delightful work and the era. (DVD, Kino Lorber)

TV/Streaming

Girl

Originally scheduled to stream in January, this acclaimed—and controversial, for casting a cisgender male actor as a transgender female—follows 15-year-old aspiring ballerina Lara (Victor Polster) as she tries to keep her biological gender secret from fellow students in the midst of a grueling, competitive course of study. (March 15, Netflix)

Queer Eye: Season 3

The boys—and lots of tear-shedding—are back with the most heartwarming and empowering season yet, including their first duo and first lesbian. (March 15, Netflix)

Shrill

Inspired by Lindy West’s autobiographical Shrill: Notes From a Loud Woman, this series stars SNL’s delightful Aidy Bryant as Annie, a would-be writer who labors at a Portland alt-weekly under a boss-from-hell (John Cameron Mitchell), lives with a supportive lesbian roommate (Lolly Adefope), and struggles with fat-shaming and self-esteem while seeking love and empowerment. (March 15, Hulu)

Billions

Non-binary character Taylor Mason, portrayed by non-binary actor Asia Kate Dillon, plays a critical part in season 4 of Showtime’s finance world-set cat-and-mouse drama about a U.S. attorney (Paul Giamatti) and hedge fund billionaire (Damian Lewis). (March 17, Showtime)

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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