Stranger things coming to streaming in September 2022

Photo credits, left to right: ‘Do Revenge’ (Netflix), ‘The Espookys’ (HBO), ‘The Come Up’ (Freeform)

Believe it or not, September is already here! And while fall is often seen as a time of change, one thing remains the same: there are so lots of streaming content out there.

How is weird Tradition, we’ve put together a guide to the best of the queer and queer-adjacent series, movies, and more coming to streaming this month to help you stay on top of it all. Whether you use Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, HBO Max, or Hulu (or a combination of all four), we’ve got your must-see recommendations for each, and more. So get those watch lists ready; It’s going to be a very happy September.

What’s new and gay on Netflix in September 2022

The center of attention: get revenge (16 of September)

“Do Revenge” may not follow the correct rules of grammar, but it’s hard to worry when things look so fun and lighthearted (see also: Ariana Grande’s discography). Riverdaleby Camila Mendes and Strange thingsMaya Hawke bonds as a pair of students who agree to help each other take down their bullies, and things only get more delightfully diabolical from there. With a candy-colored aesthetic and acid-tongued teens, there’s more than a little heathers in get revengeof DNA, and it seems that filmmaker Jennifer Kaytin Robinson has taken it chainsaw cane and ran with it, to delicious effect.

Even more new streaming options:

  • A Cinderella story2004 (September 1): Jennifer Coolidge as an iconic and quotable evil stepmom, what more could a gay man want?
  • austin powers in gold member2002 (September 1): Beyoncé as an iconic and quotable FBI agent disguised as a disco era singer. What more could a gay want?
  • the imperfect *Original series* (September 8): This sci-fi “rage scope” story centers on three young queer men who begin to turn into monsters after an experimental procedure.
  • cobra kai, Season 5 *Original Series* (September 9): Seasons in, this karate kid spin-off is more charming than it has any right to be. Plus, it makes room for LGBTQ characters, which we love.
  • End of the road*Original Movie* (September 9): Legendary Queen Latifah takes the wheel in this road trip flick that reads like a family comedy before turning into a taut thriller.
  • Colette2018 (September 13): If only we had a nickel for every time Keira Knightley did a period piece… But this is the rarest of them all!
  • high heartbreak, *Original series* (September 14): With wild wit, this Australian teen drama falls somewhere between Sex education Y Euphoria.
  • The dream life of Georgie Stone*Original Movie* (September 22): A short documentary about trans activist and actress Georgie Stone, spanning 17 years of her remarkable life.
  • Blond, *Original Movie* (September 28): Katherine McPhee, who? Anne of Arms is the smash hit in this long-awaited Marilyn Monroe biopic.

Amazon Prime Video LGBTQ Deals in September 2022

The center of attention: fire bird (16 of September)

Based on a true story, fire bird is a sweeping gay romance set where you’d least expect to find one: on a Soviet Air Force base in Estonia during the Cold War. Tom Prior (Kingsman: The Secret Service) co-writes and stars as Sergey, a young cadet who falls in love with the charming pilot Roman (Oleg Zagorodnii). The two can barely keep their hands off each other, but how long can their secret affair last under the tight watch of the KGB? After playing to praise on the LGBTQ film festival circuit, fire bird hit theaters in the US earlier this year and now finds its streaming home on Prime Video.

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Even more new streaming options:

  • The descent2006 (September 1): Six women spelunking in a cave and… no, this is not a metaphor, it’s one of the most horrible movies ever.
  • Legally Blonde2001 (September 1): Reese Witherspoon’s Elle Woods is simply the template. And this court will hear no more objections.
  • My beautiful Laundry, 1985 (September 1): A handsome young man Daniel Day-Lewis stars in this early gay romance that tackles race, class and more.
  • The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power *Original series* (September 2): Supposedly, this trip to Middle-earth features LGBTQ characters. We expect more than just orc vs. orc action.
  • To line up2022 (September 9): The fact that this Celine Dion biopic can’t use her name but can use her music is just part of what makes it a future camp classic.
  • Good night mom *Original Movie* (September 16): Naomi Watts and the twins big lies stars in this new version of an Austrian crash festival.
  • Heat wave2022 (September 19): Kat Graham stars in this pulpy drama that probably leans too much into the “chaotic bisexual” trope, but looks fun.
  • prism *U.S. Debut* (September 21): A group of hip teens navigate gender fluidity in a quaint Italian seaside town.
  • The exorcism of my best friend *Original movie* (September 30th): ’80s pop nostalgia and satanic panic come to a head in this horror comedy based on Grady Hendrix’s acclaimed novel.

All That’s Gay Coming To HBO Max In September 2022

The spotlight: The creepyseason 2 (September 16)

There’s nothing else like the spookys, HBO’s idiosyncratic horror-comedy, returning for a second season after a lengthy pandemic-induced production delay. Thankfully, the show hasn’t missed a beat, welcoming us back into the lives of four friends whose small business finds them creating impromptu scares for customers on demand, like scaring kids into doing their homework or tormenting a sitcom so the network will cancel it. But no simple synopsis can do justice to this weird, wonderful, and very weird show from Julio Torres, Ana Fábrega, and Fred Armisen.

Even more new streaming options:

  • Prince Labor pains1999 (September 1): From acclaimed director Claire Denis comes this new take on Herman Melville. billy budd like a homoerotic masterpiece.
  • cat people1942 (September 1): This beloved B-movie horror movie is one of the textbook examples of “queer code” fare from Hollywood’s Hays Code era.
  • Melancholia2011 (September 1): Depressed gays, make some noise! Kirsten Dunst stars in this unforgettable film about the end of the world.
  • my mother’s eyes2016 (September 1): A truly awful black and white humor piece with creepy imagery and at least one weird character.
  • Topsy-Turvy1999 (September 1): British filmmaker Mike Leigh’s famous biopic about musical theater legends Gilbert and Sullivan.
  • We’re all going to the world’s fair2022 (September 1): A haunting exploration of identity in the digital age, by trans filmmaker Jane Schoenbrun.
  • Elvis2022 (September 2): Another lavish camp show by Baz Luhrmann, Elvis had critics divided, except for the fact that Austin Butler is a great “King”.
  • tom fastComplete series (September 9): This sexy CW take on the literary character only lasted one season on the network, but it gave us “TV’s first gay black leading man.”
  • living singleSeason 1 and 2 (September 22): I like it golden girls Y Designing Women before that, living single is a classic sitcom starring a woman with enduring queer appeal.
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The best and most queer of Hulu this September 2022

The return (September 14)

New York’s hot new neighborhood is Dimes Square, which is the epicenter of culture or its death, depending on who you ask. The scene is the backdrop for Freeform’s new reality series, The return, which follows a sextet of beautiful, young and creative guys who are chasing their dreams and trying to make it in the city. The cast includes a gay Brazilian actor, a slash model, a trans party promoter, and a renowned fashion designer who makes clothes for the Met Gala, just to name a few, representing the breadth of talent and ambition of the Generation. Z.

Even more new streaming options:

  • tammy faye’s eyes2021 (September 1): Jessica Chastain won the Oscar for her portrayal of the iconic evangelist who really dared to stand up for LGBTQ rights.
  • Notes on a scandal2006 (September 1): Screaming actresses! Just that intense confrontation between Cate Blanchett and Judi Dench solidifies her place in the gay canon.
  • Philadelphia1993 (September 1): Tom Hanks and Denzel Washington star in this historical drama, one of the first mainstream films to tackle homophobia and the AIDS crisis.
  • tell the bees2018 (September 1): If you love a good lesbian period drama, you should check out this one set in 1950s Scotland, with the great Anna Paquin.
  • tigerland2000 (September 1): Gay filmmaker Joel Schumacher directs this Vietnam War drama, best remembered for its homoeroticism and Colin Farrell’s ass.
  • Monarch *Series Premiere* (September 12): Dolly Parton meets Dynasty in this drama about a family of country music legends. Susan Sarandon, Anna Friehl and Gossip rocker Beth Ditto star.
  • The Handmaid’s Tale *Season 5 Premiere* (September 14): Elisabeth Moss’ June deals with the aftermath of the events of the last few seasons in the final installment of this eerily prescient drama series.
  • With love, Simon2018 (September 15): We’re sure you’ve heard of this one. But before brothers hits theaters, it’s a great time to revisit the studio’s first major gay teen romance movie.
  • Abbott Elementary *Season 2 Premiere* (September 22): The hit sitcom of the year is back, featuring the loveliest cast on television.

What else is new in the world of queer streaming for September 2022?

the good fightsixth season on Paramount+ (September 8)

Oh, Christine Baranski, you have given us so much. Since she stole scenes on CBS The good wifeher sassy attorney Diane Lockhart has been spearheading this tart, topical spin-off legal drama with aplomb, but her story comes to an end in the good fightThe apocalyptic sixth and final season. As always, she’s surrounded by a cast of aces, including Sarah Steele, Charmaine Bingwa, John Slattery, Andre Braugher and Broadway legend Audra McDonald, plus some exciting guest roles from Alan Cumming and Carrie Preston.

Hocus Pocus 2 on Disney Plus (September 30)

For so many homosexuals, Hocus Pocus it is spooky season. Yes, this millennial favorite cast a spell on us way back in 1993, with his trio of riveting performances and his dizzying mix of the magical and the macabre. Perhaps that’s why fans have been clamoring for a sequel for what seems like ages. Well now they’re getting their wish as Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker and Kathy Najimy return to play the Sanderson Sisters, they return to haunt us and delight us in their magical ways. And this time, they’re bringing drag queens!

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