Queer AND: Movies and TV Shows That Explore Intersectionality and LGBTQ+ Identities

LGBTQ+ people aren't a monolith! Beyond the identities of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer, members of these communities come from many different backgrounds and cultures. The movies and TV shows on this list elevate and celebrate the stories of LGBTQ+ people who are also people of color, people with disabilities, people who are immigrants or refugees, and people of different socioeconomic statuses. Relatable coming-of-age stories, heartfelt romantic dramas, earnest documentaries, and more: There's something here for everyone. And don't miss our other recommendations for stories of LGBTQ+ youth in books and movies and TV shows, as well as movies and TV shows that explore queer history.

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Love, Victor

age 12+

Earnest LGBTQ film spin-off series is endearing and lovely.

Network: Hulu (2020)
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The Half of It

age 13+

Touching, smart teen story deals with sexuality; drinking.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2020)
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Monsoon

age 13+

Emigrant drama has some strong language, sexual references.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2020)
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My Name Is Pauli Murray

age 13+

Informative docu on little-known activist promotes courage.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2021)
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To Be Takei

age 13+

In upbeat docu, equality for all is the final frontier.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2014)
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Flee

age 14+

Animated refugee docu shows compassion and hope; language.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2022)
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Rafiki

age 14+

Queer coming-of-age Kenyan drama; some violence, language.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2019)
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TV

Somebody Somewhere

age 14+

Language, alcohol in lovely series about quirky friendships.

Network: HBO Max (2022)
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Betty

age 15+

Language, drugs in fresh, feminist skateboard series.

Network: HBO (2020)
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Everything Everywhere All at Once

age 15+

Weird, wonderful genre-busting adventure has some violence.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2022)
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Funny Boy

age 15+

Queer coming-of-age story has violence and racism.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2020)
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Port Authority

age 15+

Mature romantic drama promotes courage; has sex, swearing.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2021)
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Saturday Church

age 15+

Heartfelt coming-out musical has mature content.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2018)
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Twenties

age 15+

Smart, edgy series about friendship explores race and sex.

Network: BET (2020)
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Bessie

age 16+

Gritty biopic has sex, violence, drinking, great music.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2015)
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Brother to Brother

age 16+

Bold, positive LGBTQ+ drama has sex, homophobia, language.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2004)
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Grand Army

age 16+

Excellent, intense teen series has drugs, violence, sex.

Network: Netflix (2020)
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Feel Good

age 16+

Funny, edgy, heartfelt romcom addresses addiction, love.

Network: Netflix (2020)
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Fire Island

age 16+

Graphic language, sex, drugs in enjoyable romcom.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2022)
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Lingua Franca

age 16+

Drama about undocumented woman has language, nudity.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2019)
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