For your Pride month viewing pleasures, I’ve rounded up all the best new gay movies on Netflix streaming. I see big gay movie marathons in your future, with the release of the entire “Eating Out” series and Orange is the New Black. There’s also Alain Guiraudie’s captivating French thriller Stranger By the Lake, which follows a dangerous tryst between two fellas on the shores of a popular cruising spot. And, while it’s not particularly gay, documentary Unhung Hero deals with a subject I think most gay dudes will find particularly interesting. Check out all 16 selections below.
Big Joy: This documentary spotlights James Broughton, the filmmaker and poet whose passion for life galvanized pre-Beat era San Francisco. Clips from Broughton’s films and conversations with friends and loved ones pay homage to the ultimate outsider.
Breaking the Girls: “College sophomores Sara and Alex, roommates who’ve become intimate, idly joke about killing each other’s enemies. But now someone’s been murdered. Was one of them taking things too far, or is someone else playing a deadly game with the lovers?”
Come Undone: “Brooding 18-year-old Mathieu meets Cédric, an attractive carefree boy his own age, and is swept away by the first stirrings of homosexual passion.”
Eating Out: “Caleb pretends he is gay to attract Gwen, who relates better to gay men than to straight ones. But the plan soon backfires in this comedy of errors.”
Eating Out 2: Sloppy Seconds: “After his boyfriend dumps him, college student Kyle turns his attention to a sexually ambivalent male model — who’s also caught the eye of Kyle’s ex.”
Eating Out 3: All You Can Eat: “In a bid to spark an Internet romance with the hunky Zack, nerdy Casey fudges his online profile by using a photo of his friend Tiffani’s hot — but straight — ex-boyfriend Ryan. Great idea … until Ryan appears in the flesh.”
Eating Out 4: Drama Camp: “Star-crossed lovers meet their destinies at Dick Dickey’s Drama Camp, starting with Zack and Benji. But Casey has a problem with them getting close and hatches a “natural” plan to keep his man, Zack.”
Eating Out 5: Open Weekend: “While vacationing in Palm Springs, Zack’s new boyfriend, Benji, wants to pursue an open relationship, much to Zack’s dismay. Complicating matters is the arrival of Zack’s ex, Casey, who provokes jealousy by pretending to have a new beau of his own.”
In the Name of: “Running toward God but away from his sexuality, Adam became a priest at age 21. Now the head of a rural parish, he’s still tormented by desire.”
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.”
Let My People Go: “A lover’s quarrel with his Nordic boyfriend sends French-Jewish postman Reuben back home to Paris to join his maddeningly zany family for Passover. After his unbearable relatives drive him out to a nightclub, a chance encounter leads to further woe.”
I Do: “When a gay English man learns his U.S. visa has expired, a sham marriage keeps him in the States, just in time for Mr. Right to enter the picture.”
Orange is the New Black: From the creator of “Weeds” comes a heartbreaking and hilarious original series set in a women’s prison. Piper Chapman’s wild past comes back to haunt her, resulting in her arrest and detention in a federal penitentiary. To pay her debt to society, Piper trades her comfortable New York life for an orange prison jumpsuit and finds unexpected conflict and camaraderie amidst an eccentric group of inmates.
Stranger By the Lake: “Franck notices Henri sitting alone on a beach and starts a conversation that continues for days — in between Franck’s trysts with a seductive killer.”
Unhung Hero: “Does size matter? It did to Patrick Moote’s girlfriend, whose very public rejection of his proposal led him to create this eye-opening documentary.”
Where I Am: “After surviving an attack in Ireland that left him brain damaged and unable to walk, writer Robert Drake returns to confront the painful memory.”