September 16, 2020
FSOG has handpicked some of the most addictive LGBT+ shows that you can’t get enough of!
Queer As Folk (2000 – 2005) (Seasons 1-5)
Queer as Folk is an American-Canadian drama television series that ran from December 3, 2000 to August 7, 2005. The series follows the lives of five gay men living in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Although, it’s a show about gay men, not gay women, but there’s a lesbian couple, Mel and Lindsay, in the forefront of the action.
The acclaimed series was launched by trans sibling directors Lana and Lilly Wachowski – focusing on eight pansexual individuals around the globe with an apparent psychic connection. The show features openly trans actress Jamie Clayton – making it notable as the first mainstream show to have an openly trans writers penning a trans role for an openly trans actress.
The story is about a group of people around the world are suddenly linked mentally, and have to find a way to survive being hunted by those who see them as a threat to the world’s order.
Touching, moving and heartbreaking, Transparent continues to make waves with its refreshingly queer approach to storytelling.
The storyline revolves around Mort, played by Jeffrey Tambor, who has a secret that he really wants to tell his three adult children, who are so self-absorbed they don’t see that something has changed for divorced, girlfriendless dad. Even when he invites them to dinner en masse to share his news, somehow, the conversation becomes about them. The secret unfolds, though, when he comes home and sees his married daughter getting intimate with her ex. Now, he knows her secret; she learns his; and the dysfunctional family finds one secret after another being exposed.
Orange Is The New Black
If you’ve been living beneath a rock since early 2013, we’ve got great news for you: there’s this new show called Orange is The New Black with like a billion queer characters in it, rampant misandry, a nearly all-female cast, and racial diversity for days. We’ve got queers playing queers (Samira Wiley, Lea DeLaria, Ruby Rose), a not-so-hidden agenda to expose the draconian absurdity of the prison-industrial complex, and situations that’ll make you laugh, sob, and fall in love. With a television show.
Please Like Me
Please Like Me is an Australian television comedy drama series created by and starring Josh Thomas. This is definitely a hidden gem which is unafraid to inject humour around big topics like mental health, and achieves the rare distinction of having gay characters and mentally ill characters who feel like normal everyday people.