WATCH LIST: “The Happy Prince” in Theaters, and Fall TV Debuts Aplenty With “The Conners,” “Camping,” and “Charmed”

Plus a new streaming season of Trixie Mattel and Katya’s “UNHhhh.”

In Theaters

The Happy Prince

Rupert Everett is a revelation playing Oscar Wilde during the gay icon’s decadent and tragic final years in Europe in this awards-worthy biopic, which he also wrote and directed. Colin Firth co-stars as Wilde’s friend Reggie Turner, and Colin Morgan plays Wilde’s tempestuous lover, Bosie. (Sony Pictures Classics)

DVD/Blu-Ray/Video on Demand

Lucha VaVoom

Founded in Los Angeles more than 15 years ago, Lucha VaVoom is a live mash-up of Mexican lucha libre wrestling, burlesque, and comedy. Director Ben Churchill’s documentary celebrates the diverse performers, including LGBTQs, that made it happen. (VOD, TV4 Entertainment)

The Spy Who Dumped Me

Kate McKinnon heads up this comedy about a grocery store clerk, Drew (Mila Kunis), who learns that her ex-boyfriend (Justin Theroux) is a spy and gets sucked into a James Bond-ian caper with her BFF (McKinnon). (VOD, Lionsgate)



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Trixie Mattel and Katya’s irreverent green screen talk show returns. Although it will become available on YouTube, catch new episodes of UNHhhh first and uncensored on WOW Presents Plus. (October 17, WOW Presents Plus)

Crazy Ex-Girlfriend

The final season of Rachel Bloom and Aline Brosh McKenna’s musical romantic comedy series about a lawyer, Rebecca Bunch (Bloom), sees the return of out comedian Emma Willmann as Beth, who became girlfriends with Valencia (Gabrielle Ruiz) last season. Will they still be together or join the ranks of ex-girlfriends? (October 12, The CW)


This comedy about an African American family, headed by Dre (Anthony Anderson) and Bow (Tracee Ellis Ross) Johnson, took a jab at anti-gay bakeries and made conservatives go batshit last season, while Raven-Symone portrays Dre’s lesbian sister, Rhonda. (October 16, ABC)


Adapted from a British series by Girls’ Lena Dunham and Jenni Konner, this dramedy stars Jennifer Garner and David Tennant as parents who take their kids and friends for a long weekend at Brown Bear Lake, a camping site run by lesbian Harry (gay fave Bridget Everett) and her wife. (October 14, HBO)


The 20-year-old WB series about a trio of young witch sisters gets a reboot and all-new set of siblings, including feminist lesbian Mel (Melonie Diaz) and plenty of #MeToo-era relevance. (October 14, The CW)


Season 2 of the edgy comedy about a prickly, recovering alcoholic (Ron Livingston) who serves as a substance abuse counselor will see return of bisexual struggling addict Claire (Anja Savcic). (October 16, AT&T Audience Network)


The DC Comics Arrowverse is just brimming with exciting LGBTQ characters and representation (catch up, Marvel!). Season 4 of Supergirl will see the arrival of television’s first transgender superhero, Nia Nal, played by real-life transgender hero and activist Nicole Maines. Arrow also returns tonight. (October 14, The CW)

The Conners

Roseanne has left the building (bye, girl!), but her fictional family—including gender-bending grandchild Mark (Ames McNamara)—carries on in this spin-off. (October 16, ABC)

Light as a Feather

A vengeful new girl (Haley Ramm) unleashes deadly supernatural revenge on a quartet of high school besties including lesbian student Alex (Brianne Tju). (October 12, Hulu)

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.