5 New Gay Movies on Netflix

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November is here, which means it’s not only the first full month of fall, but the official start of “snuggle up and watch a movie” season. The past few weeks has seen a nice variety of flicks to hit Netflix — ones that run the LGBT spectrum. You’ve got Cloudburst, which stars the great Olympia Dukakis as a lesbian who escapes from a nursing home with her partner and sets out on a trip to Canada. The magical Laurence Anyways follows a gay couple struggling to make it work after one of them comes out as transgender. And Out in the Dark is an intense, sexy Israeli film about two men caught on opposite sides of the Middle East conflict.

Below you’ll find a list of all eight to hit my radar, with trailers and links to their Netflix page. There are two instant-streamers available, A Perfect Ending and Scatter My Ashes at Bergdorf’s. I’ve marked those with an asterisk.

CLOUDBURST: “Stella (Olympia Dukakis) and Dot (Brenda Fricker), a lesbian couple, escape from their nursing home and head to Canada to get married. Along the way, they pick up a young male hitchhiker, a troubled soul who has much to learn about courage from the two ladies.” (2011, U.S., 93 min.)


LAURENCE ANYWAYS: “Thirtysomething high school teacher Laurence seems to have the perfect life, but when he confesses to his fiancée that he wants to live as a woman, he must overcome both her resistance and that of his bewildered family and dubious co-workers.” (2012, Canada/France, 168 min.)

OUT IN THE DARK: “Sparks fly when Roy, an Israeli lawyer, and Nimr, a Palestinian graduate student, meet at a bar in Tel Aviv. But their budding relationship is threatened when Nimr’s student visa is revoked and he faces deportation.” (2012, Israel, 96 min.)

A PERFECT ENDING*: “After confessing an unusual secret, repressed wife Rebecca Westbridge is prompted by her friends to explore her sexuality with a high-priced call girl. Apprehensive but intrigued by the prospect, Rebecca embarks on an erotic tryst.”(2012, U.S. 110 min.)

SCATTER MY ASHES AT BERGDORF’S*: “This documentary peels back the curtain at Bergdorf Goodman, the iconic New York store that’s been launching design careers for more than a century. Key creative personnel and fans such as Joan Rivers and Candice Bergen discuss Bergdorf’s appeal.” (2013, U.S. 93 min.)

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  • Michael

    Neither The Falls nor Unhung Hero are on Netflix. Where is the fact checker for these articles? The author published a bogus article.

    • G Philly

      They’re available Nov. 26 — clearly marked in the right up.

  • Xyane Alexander

    I could not find undressing Israel either?

  • xtopher foster

    I wonder if you could help me I’ve been waiting for the new movies that you listed for Netflix streaming and DVDs for the last month and for whatever reason these movies only be on DVD so if its possible to separate the two because its really annoying when you’re looking forward to the movies and you only have Android and you cannot access Netflix full menu kinda sucks

  • Just Jack

    Sorry, but joining in on the fustration, these films are only available on DVD, quite different from online streaming. Really need to indicate that the reviewer is referencing DVD only.

    • G Philly

      In the intro I mention that an asterisk indicates if a movie is available on streaming, that includes A Perfect Ending and Scatter My Ashes at Bergdorf’s. I’ll follow the others to see if they wind up on the streaming menu.