We’ve all been there. It’s a Saturday night, we have nothing to do (either plans were cancelled or we avoided them altogether). It’s natural to grab the remote and flip on the TV. We start to browse the LGBTQ section of our favorite apps, trying to find something new or something not too cheesy. And we come up short. That’s because there really isn’t a ton of great LGBTQ content out there! Well, actually, there is great content out there, you just won’t find it on Netflix. Luckily, Here TV has the shows and movies LGBTQ audiences are looking for. It’s the largest queer-themed library of high-quality films and shows available — trust us, we’ve seen most of them!
So, with such a robust library of content, where should you start? We’ve got you covered. Here’s your guide to 15 films and series not to miss on Here.TV:
1. Now What?! — Now in its third season (premiering this March), Now What?! has managed to capture the sexy, quirky and sometimes downright awkward moments that take place right after sex. From tickling fetishes to broken condoms, these post-coital moments will make you smile, wince and bite your lip.
2. Blackville — This new series hits HereTV in March, and you won’t want to miss it. The show is co-produced by HereTV and Bawn Entertainment, one of the largest LGBTQ, black-owned video streaming networks online. All six episodes follow the son of a preacher who must choose between religion or the freedom of self-expression in a small Southern town.
3. Work in Progress — Tay Barrett made a splash on HereTV as a co-creator of Tiny Nuts, a nine-episode web series about navigating adult life (and a four-pound chihuahua named Walnut). Barrett’s new series, Work in Progress, is a HereTV original, written and directed by Barrett. The six-episode series will premiere this April.
4. Shelter — One of the most popular gay movies in recent decades, Shelter combines a compelling script, nuanced performances and a killer soundtrack into a gay film that seems to transcend the label “gay film.” With its sleepy beach landscapes and sexy surfer cast, there’s nothing not to love about Shelter.
5. Hidden Kisses — Gay foreign films are always a treat, and the French film, Hidden Kisses, is no exception. The story touches on coming out and falling in love, common themes in gay movies, but features the all-too real impact that gossip and social media have on young LGBTQ youth. Don’t miss the premiere this March.