It’s a new month (and a new year!) which means a whole bunch of content is hitting Netflix. We’ve done a quick roundup of the queerest stuff we’re looking forward to streaming in January 2022. (For a comprehensive list of what’s coming to the platform, go here.) Now, without any further ado…
300 (January 1)
The 2006 action film stars Gerard Butler as King Leonidas and features 300 musclebound Spartan warriors battling the Persians with their shirts off. It doesn’t get much more homoerotic than that.
Annie (January 1)
The 1982 movie musical about a fiery-haired orphan girl placed into a new household features several queer icons in their prime, including Carol Burnett, Bernadette Peters, and Tim Curry.
Cadillac Records (January 1)
Beyoncé as Etta James is required viewing for all LGBTQ audiences.
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (January 1)
Is Willy Wonka gay? That depends on who you ask. But there’s no denying Tim Burton’s 2005 remake of the 1971 classic (which, BTW, is also available to stream on Netflix beginning January 1) is pretty damn queer. Best enjoyed with an edible.
Interview with the Vampire (January 1)
Anne Rice’s (RIP) gothic masterpiece is chalked full of homoeroticism, gay subtext, and, of course, sensual man-on-man bloodsucking.
The Lost Boys (January 1)
While we’re on the topic of bloodsucking, out director Joel Schumacher’s 1987 cult classic is about a handsome young man who gets wrapped up in a gang of vampires that all look like members of WHAM! Lots of subtle homosexual undertones in this one. And there’s that sexy sax man. Who can forget him?
I Know What You Did Last Summer (January 1)
The ’90s teen slasher written by openly gay screenwriter Kevin Williamson has long been a favorite among queer audiences. It also features a brief appearance by Anne Heche, who was dating Ellen Degeneres at the time.
I Still Know What You Did Last Summer (January 1)
OK, definitely not as good as the first one, but if you’re in the mood for a double feature (and to see Brandy in her first film to be released in theaters) then you’re in luck! Just remember, the capital of Brazil is Brasília.
The NeverEnding Story (January 1)
Who didn’t have a crush on Atreyu when they were a kid? And what blossoming homosexual couldn’t identify with Bastian, the outcast who was tormented by school bullies? Oh, and can we please talk about the Empress’ palace, which was basically the most phallic thing ever?
Phantom Thread (January 16)
Paul Thomas Anderson’s 2017 award-winning fashion drama set in 1950s London focuses on a celebrated dressmaker whose world is turned completely upside down. Film buffs, if you haven’t seen this one yet, definitely add it to your queue!
Getting Curious with Jonathan Van Ness (January 28)
And now for something new… The “Queer Eye” host will premiere a reality comedy series at the end of the month inspired by his hit podcast of the same title. Guests include Michelle Buteau, Rachel Dratch, Michelle Kwan, and more. We’re not sure what to expect, but we’re definitely curious.
Here lemme fix this boring article for you with some actual reporting from the shithole that is Fox New of all places (ugh). “Netflix as well of a lot of our openly gay and ally comedians have confirmed that they will be working with Dave Chappelle again after Dave’s whole “Trans/centric” debacle stand-up special “The Closer.”
The streaming platform announced on Monday a new 11-day stand-up comedy festival titled “Netflix Is A Joke: The Festival,” in Los Angeles featuring over 130 artists, including the Emmy-winning Chappelle.
The event will take place on April 28-May 8, 2022, and feature comedians such Ali Wong, Amy Poehler, Amy Schumer, Aziz Ansari, Bill Burr, Chelsea Handler, Chris Rock, Conan O’Brien, David Letterman, Ellen DeGeneres, Hasan Minhaj, Iliza Shlesinger, Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin, Jerry Seinfeld, John Mulaney, Jonathan Van Ness, Ken Jeong, Kevin Hart, Larry David, Margaret Cho, Maya Rudolph, Nicole Byer, Patton Oswalt, Pete Davidson, Ray Romano, Sandra Bernhard, Seth Rogen, Tig Notaro, Tina Fey, Wanda Sykes and many more. Oy!
Now talk among yourselves.
What a crappy set of recommendations. With the exception of the last item, there is no gayness in any of these films. The self-loathing “Editors” think: “Well, Johnny Depp is asexual, weird and cringe, so that means gay. And a non-gay character is isolated and bullied, so that means gay.” Pathetic.
Even worse, some of the recommended films, like 300 and Interview With The Vampire, were actively de-gayed by the directors, writers and studios. Queerty “Editors” are recommending homophobic films as gay films.
Instead of showing us anything with actual LGBTQ content we got a list of queerbaiting films?
Maybe change the headline to “Thigs LGBTQ audiences might like” but these films aren’t “Queer”, they’re movies that had zero queer content that still may be liked by the community.
There are other things on Netflix now with actual LGBTQ content. Loev, Operation Hyacinth, Cloudburst, Eternal Summer, Milkwater, Transformer, etc..
Must have been a very, very slow Tuesday for news. These recommendations are a stretch, at best. And most of these films, even if they had actual gay content, would still be mostly unwatchable.
Most of these are not in any way ‘queer’
The 1982 adaptation of Annie would be on most musical queens’ lists of the Worst Musical Adaptations Ever – directed cluelessly by John Huston, it memorably contains one extended dance sequence that is framed to cut out the dancer’s feet!
I hate to be a Queerty basher, but this really is not a good list.
Where did Queerty get this list? Was the editor drunk, and just didn’t care that this was reported?
Phantom Thread is in now way gay, as are most of this list. It is just the most mystifying entry. Also, a total snooze fest. Sorry Daniel Day-Lewis choose to end his acting career on it.
As a musical queen myself I have to disagree about Annie. I was 10 when it came out and I have seen it a hundred times and love it. It’s the only adaptation of Annie I have liked. To me it was all stops out.
” The Ecstasy of Carbon” describes the world after Empire and much of Western Civilization collapse in a cacophony of Identity Politics, polarization and fractious subdivisions. It is a story informed by an Anthropological Futurism that is described from the point of view of the survivors… and delves into a rarely imagined possible outcome of our current political climate of tribalism and divisiveness. It is a book that builds upon its precursor from 2010 entitled “Fixed Stars Rise,” one of the first books to predict the collapse of Empire and the rise of Gay Elitism with its awareness of the unique evolutionary characteristics and trajectory of the gay male form as that most ideally suited to hybridize with increasingly complex AI who have no need or desire to perpetuate what will soon be the superfluous act of biological procreation with its inherent costs and conflicts, especially with what is feared to be a loss of rationality and personal freedom in a hyper-feminist world. Everything is again open for discussion in this existential moment where the most fit of the fittest must be chosen for hybridization… It probes the riddle of why male homosexuality has continued to arise in the random distribution of human evolution. Concomitantly, it ponders what the role of women and femininity would be in this future society of gay man/machine hybrids who will have no use for procreation. It discusses the evolution of concepts and ideas, especially in accordance with technological developments. It is here where is discussed the society and the ethics of the new race, The Mance, the merging of man with experience, and the gradual and then meteoric ascension of Porno for this new race and this new world, whereby only with the hindsight afforded by these technological innovations can it be perceived to encompass the gist of the deepest ontological meaning in existence, embodying the most vital workings of the energies of chemical reactions in their purest and most unifying forms, revered among the scholarly disciplines. It explores what is unique in the physical and cultural evolutionary history of Western Europeans, particularly Northern Europeans, which affords many of them a capacity—sometimes even a predilection—to feel ashamed and guilty and angry at the historical success of their heritage. It is the proclivity for The Bleeding Heart, which dissipates in the populations of Eastern Europe and Southern Europe and is rarely, if ever, found in the rest of the world’s populations. Finally, it discusses the resolution of one of the most profound physical and conceptual dichotomies inherited from the human evolutionary path: the conflict between individualism, which is associated with the European trajectory, and that of collectivism, which is associated with the East Asian trajectory. ” The Ecstasy of Carbon” is available now on Amazon in both the paperback and the kindle versions.
Wow that is some seriously whack-a-doodle shit.
I may be mistaken, but I think Mr. Sexy Sax Muy backed up the goddess Tina Turner on several tracks and on tour. I was lucky (and old) enough to have seen her LIVE 5 times back in the day. Greatest LIVE performer ever!
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