24 LGBTQ+ TV Shows and Movies Coming In May 2023

Queen Charlotte, Fear the Walking Dead, Drag Race All Stars, Monica
Queen Charlotte, Fear the Walking Dead, Drag Race All Stars, Monica

Queen Charlotte, Fear the Walking Dead, Drag Race All Stars, Monica
Queen Charlotte, Fear the Walking Dead, Drag Race All Stars, Monica

Netflix; AMC; Paramount+; IFC Films

I hope you’re ready to get your binge-watch on this month because this May is full — and we mean full — of must-see TV and movies.

Feel like hanging out at home with popcorn and friends (or a lover)? No worries, we’ve got you covered with new and returning series with the queer characters and storylines you’re craving. Or maybe you want to get out and enjoy a night at the movies, and good news, we’ve got you there too!

Here are the queer and queer-inclusive television and movies you don’t want to miss this May.

All film and series descriptions are courtesy of their respective studios and networks.

A Small Light - May 1


A Small Light | Official Trailer | National Geographic

Based on an inspiring true story, Miep Gies was young, carefree and opinionated — at a time when opinions got you killed ― when Otto Frank asked her to help hide his family from the Nazis during WWII. Told with a modern sensibility, A Small Light shakes the cobwebs off history and makes Miep’s story more relevant than ever, forcing audiences to ask themselves what they would have done in Miep’s shoes; and in modern times, asking if they would have the courage to stand up to hatred. Some stood by, Miep stood up.

Where to watch: Nat Geo

MTV Couples Retreat (Season 3) - May 2



Celebrity couples get on the right track through a series of adrenaline-fueled activities that push them to rediscover what brought them together. This season features its first queer couple: rapper and actor Bre-Z and celebrity makeup artist Chris Amore.

Where to watch: MTV

The Other Two (Season 3) - May 4


The Other Two Season 3 | Official Trailer | HBO Max

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2n86Kx2Sy4w comparing themselves for years to their much-younger pop star brother, ChaseDreams (Case Walker), who is now a full adult, and their talk-show host mother (Molly Shannon), who's now more powerful than she could have ever imagined, Brooke and Cary (Heléne Yorke and Drew Tarver) are finally standing on their own two feet -- fully "successful" in their own right! And yet, they somehow find themselves comparing themselves to new people once again???

Where to watch: HBO Max

Queen Charlotte - May 4

The romance that started it all. Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story, streaming May 4 only on Netflix. SUBSCRIBE: ...

Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story | Official Trailer | Netflix

Centered on Queen Charlotte's rise to prominence and power, this Bridgerton-verse prequel tells the story of how the young Queen's marriage to King George sparked both a great love story and a societal shift, creating the world of the Ton inherited by the characters in Bridgerton.

Where to watch: Netflix

The Great American Baking Show - May 5

The world's favorite baking show rises stateside. Join Paul Hollywood and Prue Leith with co-hosts Ellie Kemper and Zach Cherry ...

The Great American Baking Show | Official Trailer | The Roku Channel

Six celebrities, three holiday-themed challenges and Baking Show judges Paul Hollywood and Prue Leith in the iconic tent. Will these celebs do enough to impress…and avoid setting fire to the tent? Streaming on Roku.

Where to watch: Roku

The Real Housewives of Atlanta (Season 15) - May 7


Brace Yourself for The Real Housewives of Atlanta Season 15! | RHOA Sneak Peek | Bravo

The fabulous ladies of The Real Housewives of Atlanta, are trying their best to get to a healing space. However, with friendships on the brink, accusations causing a fuss, and divorce news that’s all too much, will these women be able to channel positive vibes?

Where to watch: Bravo

Summer House: Martha’s Vineyard - May 7


Your First Look at Summer House: Martha's Vineyard! | SHMV Sneak Peak | Bravo

Summer House: Martha’s Vineyard follows a group of 12 friends as they enjoy their island getaway. With beach parties, decadent dinners, and summer hookups, both fun and drama are in store for these young Black professionals and entrepreneurs.

Where to watch: Bravo

Hannah Gadsby: Something Special - May 9

Emmy and Peabody Award winning comedian Hannah Gadsby is back for their third Netflix comedy special, Something Special, ...

Hannah Gadsby: Something Special | Official Trailer | Netflix

Emmy and Peabody Award-winning comedian Hannah Gadsby is back for their third Netflix comedy special, Something Special, and it's a feel-good show. Seriously. In this smart and dare we say...feel-good set, the comedian talks about a wedding (theirs!), more than one traumatic encounter with a bunny, and much more.

Where to watch: Netflix

RuPaul’s Drag Race: All Stars (Season 8) - May 12

Go watch on Paramount Plus (https://www.paramountplus.com/shows/rupauls-drag-race-all-stars/) in the US and see here ...

RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars | Season 8 Official Trailer | Paramount+

On Rupaul’s Drag Race All Stars season eight, 12 fan-favorite queens are back to compete for a spot in the “Drag Race Hall of Fame” and a cash prize of $200,000. This season also introduces a second way to win in the first-ever Fame Games, where eliminated queens vie for a prize of $50,000.

Where to watch: Paramount+

Class of ’09 - May 10


Class of '09 Official Trailer | Brian Tyree Henry, Kate Mara | FX

FX’s Class of ’09 is a suspense thriller limited series that follows a class of FBI agents set in three distinct points in time who grapple with immense changes as the U.S. criminal justice system is altered by artificial intelligence. Spanning multiple decades and told across interweaving timelines, the series examines the nature of justice, humanity and the choices we make that ultimately define our lives and legacy.

The series stars Brian Tyree Henry as “Tayo,” one of the most unorthodox agents to ever join the bureau, and Kate Mara as “Poet,” one of the most successful undercover agents of all time.

Where to watch: FX on Hulu

The Great (Season 3) - May 12

What will Catherine and Peter risk to preserve the crown? The Emmy Award-winning series returns for Season 3 on May 12, ...

The Great Season 3 | Official Trailer | Hulu

Season 3 of The Great sees Catherine (Elle Fanning) and Peter (Nicholas Hoult) attempt to make their marriage work after some seemingly insurmountable problems. Peter witnessed his own attempted murder at Catherine's hands and she also imprisoned all of his friends. On top of this, Peter is at a loose end playing First Husband to Catherine's reign, so he busies himself with fathering, hunting and salty culinary ventures.

But they're not enough to keep him contented as visions of his late father (played by Jason Isaacs), get in his head about his failures as Peter the Great's son.

Catherine the Great starts making a name for herself beyond her borders and inspired by a visit from the US ambassador, sets up a conference where peasants, nobles and merchants can all give their input on developing a new Russia. She learns that even the best political leaders sometimes need to make compromises in order to progress.

Where to watch: Hulu

Monica - May 12

Opening in theaters May 12 Starring: Emily Browning, Patricia Clarkson, Trace Lysette, Adriana Barraza & Joshua Close Director: ...

Monica - Official Trailer | HD | IFC Films

Monica is an intimate portrait of a woman who returns home after a long absence to confront the wounds of her past. Reconnecting with her mother (Patricia Clarkson) and the rest of her family for the first time since leaving as a teenager, Monica (Trace Lysette) embarks on a path of healing and acceptance. The film delves into Monica’s internal world and state of mind, her pain and fears, her needs and desires, to explore the universal themes of abandonment and forgiveness.

Where to watch: In theaters

Queer Eye (Season 7) - May 12

The Fab Five are back and these saints are marching in... to New Orleans! Watch as they transform the lives of seven deserving ...

Queer Eye: Season 7 | Official Trailer | Netflix

From beignets to ben-yays! The Emmy Award-winning Queer Eye is back for a seventh season. Grab your beads and let the good times roll as The Fab Five bring some sparkle and sass to New Orleans and transform the lives of residents who are in need of a fresh start.

Where to watch: Netflix

The Starling Girl - May 12

Check out the Official Trailer for The Starling Girl starring Eliza Scanlen! ▻ Buy Tickets for The Starling Girl: ...

The Starling Girl Trailer #1 (2023)

The Starling Girl follows seventeen-year-old Jem Starling (Scanlen), who struggles to define her place within her fundamentalist Christian community in rural Kentucky. Even her greatest joy — the church dance group — is tempered by worry that her love of dance is actually sinful, and she’s caught between a burgeoning awareness of her own sexuality and an instinctive resistance to her mom’s urging that the time has come to begin courting. She finds respite from her confusion in the encouragement of her youth pastor Owen (Pullman), who is likewise drawn to the blossoming Jem’s attention.

Where to watch: In theaters

Fear the Walking Dead (Season 8) - May 14

Fear The Walking Dead debuts the final season trailer at WonderCon! To reignite everyone's belief in a better world, Morgan ...

Fear The Walking Dead Trailer | The Final Season

Morgan (Lennie James), Madison, and the others they brought to the island of PADRE, the mysterious organization teases throughout Season 7, live under their cynical rule. Our survivors are demoralized and dejected, and their dreams of building a better world lie in the hands of Mo, Morgan, and Grace’s (Karen David) daughter."

Where to watch: AMC

Anna Nicole Smith: You Don’t Know Me - May 16

From director Ursula Macfarlane (Untouchable) and producer Alexandra Lacey comes an unflinching and humanizing ...

Anna Nicole Smith: You Don’t Know Me | Official Trailer | Netflix

From director Ursula Macfarlane (Untouchable) and producer Alexandra Lacey comes an unflinching and humanizing examination of the life, death and secrets of Vickie Lynn Hogan - better known as model and actress Anna Nicole Smith. From her first appearance in Playboy in 1992, Anna Nicole’s dizzying ascent was the very essence of the American dream, brought to a tragic halt with her untimely passing in 2007. With access to never-before-seen footage, home movies, and interviews with key figures who have not spoken out until now, Anna Nicole Smith: You Don’t Know Me reveals new insights into the story of the quintessential blonde bombshell hardly anyone really knew.

Where to watch: Netflix

XO, Kitty - May 18

A new To All The Boys I've Loved Before story begins in the official trailer for XO, KITTY. Back for another adventure, this time her ...

XO, Kitty | Official Trailer | Netflix

Teen matchmaker Kitty Song Covey thinks she knows everything there is to know about love. But when she moves halfway across the world to reunite with her long-distance boyfriend, she'll soon realize that relationships are a lot more complicated when it’s your own heart on the line.

Where to watch: Netflix

Selling Sunset (Season 6) - May 19

The stakes and stilettos are as high as they've ever been at the brokerage, as longtime agents make big changes and two new ...

Selling Sunset: Season 6 | Date Announcement | Netflix

Luxe real estate. Major drama. The top real estate brokers at The Oppenheim Group are back! Selling Sunset, a Netflix reality series set in the world of LA’s high-end real estate, follows seven of the city's most successful female realtors who all work under the same roof at the #1 agency in the Hollywood Hills and the Sunset Strip. They work hard and play harder, as they compete with the cutthroat LA market and each other. These ladies will do what it takes to make it to the top of their game, all while trying to keep their personal lives intact. This season, new agents mean new drama. The realtors of The Oppenheim Group return with sleek penthouse listings, personality clashes, and pregnancies — and throw enough shade to cover every cabana in Los Angeles. Welcome to Selling Sunset.

Where to watch: Netflix

How I Met Your Father (Season 2) - May 23

Sophie and her close group of friends take on changes to their careers and love lives as they stumble into their 30's. Figuring out ...

How I Met Your Father | Season 2 Trailer | Disney+

The Ultimatum universe is expanding to showcase more stories of love, relationships, and the ups and the downs of commitment. In The Ultimatum: Queer Love, five new couples, made up of women and non-binary people, are at a crossroads in their relationship. One partner is ready for marriage, the other may have doubts. An ultimatum is issued. And in just over eight weeks, each couple will either get married, or get out, after they each choose new potential partners in a life-changing opportunity to get a glimpse of two different futures.

Where to watch: Netflix

Fubar - May 25

Heroes don't retire. They reload. Arnold Schwarzenegger is starring in his first series ever! When a father and daughter learn that ...

FUBAR | Official Trailer | Netflix

A CIA Operative on the verge of retirement discovers a family secret. Forced to go back into the field for one last job, the series tackles universal family dynamics set against a global backdrop of spies, action and humor.

Where to watch: Netflix

The Little Mermaid - May 26

Watch and you'll see, some day I'll be, part of your world! Watch the new trailer for #TheLittleMermaid and see the movie in ...

The Little Mermaid | Official Trailer

“The Little Mermaid” is the beloved story of Ariel, a beautiful and spirited young mermaid with a thirst for adventure. The youngest of King Triton’s daughters and the most defiant, Ariel longs to find out more about the world beyond the sea and, while visiting the surface, falls for the dashing Prince Eric. While mermaids are forbidden to interact with humans, Ariel must follow her heart. She makes a deal with the evil sea witch, Ursula, which gives her a chance to experience life on land but ultimately places her life – and her father’s crown – in jeopardy.

Where to watch: In Theaters

Drag Me To Dinner - May 31

Drag Me To Dinner is a riotous, format-busting, fourth-wall-breaking, unapologetic sendup of traditional reality competition shows!

Drag Me To Dinner | Official Trailer | Hulu

Drag Me To Dinner is a riotous, format-busting, fourth-wall-breaking, unapologetic sendup of traditional reality competition shows! In each episode, two teams of successful drag queens go head-to-head to throw the most fabulous, awe-inspiring, drag-tastical dinner parties of all time, and be crowned champion by our three judgers: the multi-talented Neil Patrick Harris, drag superstar Bianca Del Rio, and the funny and fabulous Haneefah Wood.

Hosted by the hardest-working middle-aged man in show business: dapper NYC legend Murray Hill, each episode has its own unique theme, as revealed by resident expert, life of the party, and show producer David Burtka. Teams will focus on multiple criteria: Food & Drink, Design & Decor, and Entertainment & Overall Vibe ­– let the comedic culinary costumed chaos commence!

At the end of each episode, one team will be proclaimed the winner and walk away with the grandest “prize” in the history of television: The Glorious Golden Grater – because one team may be GREAT … but the other is GRATER!