February is officially underway. For many, Valentine’s Day is the only thing on the brain for the next few days. But if you’re single, all it means is that it’s another month to be your fabulous, independent self.
Take yourself out to dinner without worrying about making small talk. Buy yourself something nice because you don’t have to waste your money on edible arrangements or annoyingly cute stuffed animals. Use all the blankets without playing a game of midnight tug-of-war.
Or just chill out with a good streaming queer title since you don’t have to debate with anyone about what to binge this week. From TV and movie classics to new indies and documentaries, these titles are perfect for an independent viewer like yourself.
This visually striking documentary focuses on the colorful ballroom culture that’s been a queer staple in New York for decades. Following a group of local LGBTQ youth of color as they gather on the Christopher Street Pier, it offers a rare glimpse at the scene as it has evolved since the days of Paris is Burning. Kiki is now available to stream on Hulu.
The L Word
For six glorious seasons, this Showtime series followed a group of queer West Hollywood women as they navigated life. Talking, laughing, loving, breathing, fighting, fucking, crying, drinking, riding, winning, losing, cheating, kissing, thinking, dreaming, this is the way that they live and love. The L Word is now available to stream on Hulu.
To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything! Julie Newmar
The drag classic is back for all to enjoy. Patrick Swayze, Wesley Snipes, and John Leguizamo channel their inner fish for a road trip movie about three New York queens who hit the road for a national drag competition in LA. When they have car troubles in the middle of rural America, they find themselves forming an unexpected bond with the residents of a small town. To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything! Julie Newmar is now available to stream on Netflix.
This Swedish film about adolescence and identity has a unique Shakespearean fairytale-like quality. When three girls plant an unusual flower, they discover that its nectar allows them to experience life as boys. As they grow addicted to its side effects, their friendship and their own self-awareness are put to the test. Girls Lost is now available to stream on Netflix.
This documentary shines a light on queer identities in Israel. Khader, Fadi, and Naim are three gay men in Tel Aviv. As they explore their national, sexual, and cultural identities while striving for acceptance, the friends form Qambuta, a non-violent group to represent gender equality. Oriented is now available to stream on Netflix.