It has only been a few years since the issue of alternate sexualities has managed to enter the mainstream consciousness. Man has always been a creature of habit, and whenever something goes out of the way, the natural reaction of human beings is to stigmatize it and keep it under the wraps. This tendency has hindered the possibilities of conversation on non-heteronormative sexualities for a long, long time. Only in recent years has there been an eagerness to talk about the LGBTQ community and make content centering around such characters.
Despite homosexual relationships having been decriminalized in many countries around the world, there is still a stigma associated with it. With more and more TV shows and films about homosexual relationships being made, the taboo surrounding it should cease to exist in the coming years. If you are interested in watching TV shows which deal with same-sex relationships, then you have come to the right place. Here’s the list of really good LGBT shows on Netflix that are available to stream right now:
15. London Spy (2015)
‘London Spy’ is a five-part miniseries produced by BBC Two and written and created by Tom Rob Smith. The series follows the story of a young gay couple, Danny and Alex. While Danny is a hedonistic, partying romantic, Alex is just the opposite. He is extremely intelligent but not as social as his partner. They live a perfectly happy life until one event completely destroys everything. Danny finds Alex’s dead body and we come to know that Alex was a secret agent for the MI6. Though far away from the world of espionage and intelligence services, Danny decides that he must find the perpetrators behind the murder of Alex and bring them to justice. The series has mostly received positive responses from critics, with many praising Ben Whishaw’s performance as Danny.
14. EastSiders (2012-)
The critically acclaimed ‘EastSiders’ premiered in 2012 and three seasons of the show have been released till date. Van Hansis and Kit Williamson portray the two leading characters of the show, Thom and Cal, who have been dating for four years when we meet them for the first time. One day, Cal finds out that Thom has been cheating on him. Cal decides to do the same and ends up cheating on Thom with Jeremy, the same guy Thom is having an affair with. This discovery naturally leads to serious problems in their relationship. Besides starring as a protagonist, Kit Williamson is also the creator, writer, and director of the series. ‘EastSiders’ is a completely independent production with all the episodes in the first season, barring the first two, and the entirety of the second season being produced by collecting funds using Kickstarter campaigning.