August may rarely find us cuddling on the couch with a remote and bowl of popcorn in hand, but it’s important to take stock of our LGBT-viewing options as we meander into this last month of summer.
Here’s a rundown of LGBT flicks that have hit Netflix instant streaming over the past month or so. This time around sees a pretty diverse selection of newbies—with a particular emphasis on lesbian flicks, including hilariously named sci-fi flick Codependent Lesbian Space Alien Seeks Same, and the poignant A Map for Talk. Drag queen flick lovers will be excited to see I Am Divine and Kinky Boots, and then there are gay-male love stories Free Fall and The Wish Makers of West Hollywood.
Check out the complete list below, with trailers and links to their streaming pages on Netflix. Happy gay movie-ing!
Codependent Lesbian Space Alien Seeks Same: “Bashful greeting card store employee Jane falls in love with Zoinx, who just happens to hail from outer space. Soon, their romance gets disrupted by two Men in Black who seek to uncover a wide-scale invasion of lesbian aliens.”
Elaine Stritch: Just Shoot Me: “Broadway legend Elaine Stritch looks back on her life and career in this portrait composed of candid reflections, archival footage and interviews.”
Free Fall: “A police officer’s life spirals out of control when he develops feelings for a fellow male cop and begins pulling away from his pregnant girlfriend.”
I Am Divine: “This captivating documentary explores the life and work of filmmaker John Waters’s muse: internationally celebrated drag superstar Divine.”
Kinky Boots: “The new owner of a shoe factory aims to wow the fashion world with help from a flashy cabaret dancer who helps him design a racy line of men’s boots.”
A Map for Talk: “Realizing that it’s time to tell her mother about her lesbian lover, a young woman arranges for the three of them to spend a day together on a boat. Realizing that it’s time to tell her mother about her lesbian lover, a young woman arranges for the three of them to spend a day together on a boat.”
The Wish Makers of West Hollywood: “Newly arrived in Los Angeles to pursue their ambitions, three gay friends wish for love and success in a city that’s notorious for crushing dreams.”
Woman’s Lake: “Rosa and her lover, Kirsten, welcome two female students to their idyllic lakeside retreat, where sexual sparks fly between all four women.”