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Everything LGBTQ+ on Hulu this September

When the seasons change from summer to fall, not only is there the promise of cute sweaters and pumpkin spice lattes, but also lots of new and returning programming on television.

Since Hulu streams current content for two of the biggest networks in the USA: ABC and FOX, in addition to creating their own programming, they are practically bursting at the seams with new content this Autumn.

We took the liberty of reviewing all the new, returning and original series and movies coming to Hulu  this September and created a list of all the specifically queer titles on Hulu this September for your reference and enjoyment.

Shows:

The Handmaid’s Tale – Season 5 (2022) September 15

The dystopian fantasy returns for its season 5 this month. The story will pick up from the shocking events of last season as June deals with the consequences of her murder of Fred Waterford.

Moira, June’s gay best friend will be fresh off her breakup with humanitarian worker Oona. Tensions steadily rose between the two last season as Moira pushed Oona to risk her humanitarian work by smuggling June back into Canada. Presumably, Moira will be back to work at the beginning of season 5 with their other queer friend Emily, trying to rehouse child refugees from Gilead that have no family in Canada.

The show takes an even more ominous tone this year in light of current events in the USA. Life imitating art; am I right?! Hopefully not!

A Certain Scientific Railgun Seasons 1 & 2 (2009)- September 1

In this animated series Mikoto Misaka’s electro-manipulation abilities – and delightfully destructive Railgun projectile move – make her a rock star in Academy City. The techno-metropolis is packed with supernaturally powered students known as espers, including Misaka’s flirty friend and roommate, Kuroko. She uses her teleportation skills as a member of the Judgment law enforcement team, fighting crime alongside her fellow agent Uiharu. Joined by their friend Saten, a spunky Level 0 esper, Misaka, Kuroko, and Uiharu have a blast taking on danger whenever and wherever it arises.

Kuroko Shirai, Mikoto’s roommatewas long thought to be a lesbian in this series but according to the light book released earlier this year she is, in fact, bisexual. Either way, its good representation!

Kocktails with Khloé (2016) – September 1

A pop culture themed talk show hosted by Khloé Kardashian which featured a number of queer guests including RuPaul, Ross Matthews, JoJo, Alex Mapa and Lance Bass.

Glam Masters Season 1 (2018) – September 1

“Glam Masters” puts beauty influencers through themed challenges to prove to the industry’s biggest names – including host Laverne Cox, gay make-up artist Mario Dedivanovic, Kandee Johnson, and Zanna Roberts Rassi – that they have the talent, charisma, and vision it takes to be the next big name in the beauty world.

Judges Panel from Glam Masters (Photo Credit: Laverne Cox)

Space Dandy Season 1 (2014) – September 1

The series animated series follows the misadventures of Dandy, an alien hunter who is “a dandy guy in space”, in search for undiscovered and rare aliens with his robot assistant QT and his feline-like friend named Meow. His rival is a character named Prince who is gay.

Steins; Gate Season 1 (2011) – September 1

This animated series is set in 2010 and follows Rintaro Okabe, who together with his friends, accidentally discovers a method of time travel through which they can send text messages to the past, thereby changing the present. One of the featured characters, Ruka Urushibara is transgender.

TRANsitioning Season 1 (2017) – September 1

Life coach and transman Tony Ferraiolo helps other people through their transitions. It is a docuseries that showcases the differing experiences amongst trans individuals nationwide and digs into the unique challenges each person faces as the embark on their transition journey, under the guidance of Tony. At times tough to watch due to the emotional nature of the subject, it ultimately strikes a hopeful tone for the subjects and viewers alike.

Tony Ferraiolo (Photo: Screen Shot from A Self-Made Man)

The Connors- Season 5 (2022) – September 22

The sitcom continues chronicling the ups and downs in the lives of all the Connors in this wildly successful spinoff from Roseanne. The show stars out acter Sara Gilbert as Darlene whose son Mark in the show is gay and gender nonconforming.

Bob’s Burgers Season 13 (2022) – September 26

The beloved animated sitcom centered around the Belchers returns for its 13th season. The show features several queer characters including Bob himself who is considered bisexual. Linda Belcher is also voiced by out gay actor John Roberts.

The Great North Season 3 (2022) – September 26

Beef Tobin is a single father living in the fictional town of Lone Moose, Alaska with his four children, Wolf, Ham, who is gay, Judy, and Moon. Beef’s life is centered on raising his children and keeping the family together. He is sometimes overbearing and smothering, but his deep love for his family is a central theme in each episode in the series.

Call Me Kat Season 3 (2022) – September 30

The show, staring Mayim Bialik as Kat, tells the story of a single middle-aged woman who quits her job as a professor and opens a café in Louisville. Leslie Jordan (of Will & Grace fame) plays Phil, a gay man and the head baker at the café. Out actor and gay heartthrob Cheyenne Jackson also stars as Max, a former love interest of Kat’s.

Movies:

A Good Old-Fashioned Orgy (2011) – September 1

With a title like that you’re bound to get some same sex loving and you do, mostly between the participating females in this sex comedy starring Jason Sudeikis.

Anaïs in Love (2021) – September 1

Anaïs in Love is a buoyant French comedy from filmmaker Charline Bourgeois-Tacquet. Boasting a playfully magnetic performance by star Anaïs Demoustier, the film follows a spirited young woman who falls in love with the novelist wife of the man with whom she’s having an affair.

Bad Girls (1994) – September 1

When saloon prostitute Cody Zamora rescues her friend Anita from an abusive customer by killing him, she is sentenced to hang. However, Anita and their two friends Eileen and Lilly rescue Cody and the four make a run for Texas, pursued by Graves and O’Brady, two Pinkerton detectives hired to track them. When Cody withdraws her savings from a Texas bank, the women believe they can now start a new life in Oregon. But Cody’s old partner Kid Jarrett takes Cody’s money when his gang robs the bank, and so the four so-called “Honky-Tonk Harlots” set out to recover the money, with the Pinkertons hot on their trail.

A story about four ‘cowgirls’ on the run in the 1990’s is the absolute height of queer coding. Starring Drew Barrymore, Madeline Stowe, Andie MacDowell and Mary Stuart Masterson, Bad Girls is revered by many a lesbian.

The Eyes of Tammy Faye (2021) – September 1

This film takes an intimate look at the rise, fall and redemption of Tammy Faye Baker who herself became somewhat of a gay icon when she invited AIDS patient and Christian pastor Steve Pieters onto her hugely successful televangelist tv show in 1985. It was an act of solidarity and support for the gay community when there was none and something the community never forgot. She continued to be vocal of her support of the queer community until her death in 2007.

The movie also delves into her husband, Jim Baker’s, sexual activity with other men. It features Jessica Chastain’s Oscar winning performance as Tammy Faye and impressive work from Andrew Garfield who played Jim Baker.

(Photo Credit: The Eyes of Tammy Faye)

I Do—Until I Don’t (2017) – September 1

After a bad breakup, documentary filmmaker Vivian arrives in Florida in search of couples who are about to split, with a theory that marriage should last for only seven years, with an option to renew. The film shows three different marriages: Alice and Noah, who are struggling to get pregnant, Cybil and Harvey, an older couple who have been married for years, and polyamorous hippies Fanny and Zander.

Philadelphia (1993) – September 1

Featuring Tom Hanks in his Oscar winning performance as Andy Becket, Philadelphia tells the story of gay man who asks lawyer Joe Miller (Denzel Washington) to help him sue his employers, who fired him after discovering he has AIDS. This landmark, provocative film was one of the first mainstream Hollywood films to address HIV, AIDS and homophobia and as such should be required viewing for all LGBTQ+ persons for its depiction of our shared history and struggle.

Tell It To the Bees (2018) – September 1

With her failing marriage and young son, Lydia starts to connect with the town’s new doctor Jean, who bonds with Lydia’s son Charlie after he takes an interest in her bee colonies. However, in 1950s rural Scotland, the women’s relationship raises questions after the mother and son start to live with her after they get evicted.

The film stars out bisexual and Academy Award winning actress Anna Paquin as Jean.

Love, Simon (2018) – September 15

Everyone deserves a great love story, but for 17-year-old Simon Spier, it’s a little more complicated. He hasn’t told his family or friends that he’s gay, and he doesn’t know the identity of the anonymous classmate that he’s fallen for online. Resolving both issues proves hilarious, terrifying and life changing. A modern classic.

Boom for Real: The Late Teenage Years of Jean-Michel Basquiat (2017) September 20

This documentary film directed by Sara Driver tells the story about Jean-Michel Basquiat and the New York City art scene in the late 1970s. Basquiat never officially came out but his sexual relationships with men has been reported numerous times. His involvement with the NY art scene also put him in the company of famous queer artists like Keith Herring and Andy Warhol.

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John A. Hernandez is a staff writer for Queer Forty with a focus on entertainment. He is also a writer for Vacationer Magazine and a contributor to Bear World Magazine and Gayming Magazine. He has a special love for all things horror and Halloween. He currently resides with his husband in New York City.

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