26 LGBTQ+ TV Shows and Movies Coming In April 2023
Courtesy of Disney; Dark Star Pictures; Prime Video; Netflix
Spring is here, and that means things are starting to heat up, both outdoors and on screen. Need an excuse to stay home and get cozy in front of the TV? We got you. Need a reason to grab some friends and head to the theater? We got you there, too.
Here are the queer and queer-inclusive television and movies you don’t want to miss this April.
All film and series descriptions are courtesy of their respective studios and networks.
Walker: Independence - April 1
Set in the late 1800s, this origin story follows Abby Walker, an affluent Bostonian whose husband is murdered before her eyes while on their journey out West, as she crosses paths with Hoyt Rawlins, a lovable rogue in search of purpose. Their journey takes them to Independence, Texas, a small town with a big future.
El Houb is inspired by main actor Fahd Larhzaoui’s personal experiences with coming out to his family. El Houb (meaning ‘the love’) focuses on the silent culture the director has observed in Arabic families – not only about homosexuality but cultural taboos in general. With a powerful filmic language, the film tells about messages between the lines and things not said.
Where to watch: On VOD
Hunt Club — April 4
Cassandra (Mena Suvari) just lost her girlfriend and daughter and is desperate to find help. In walks Carter offering her the chance to win $100k if she participates in the hunt on his island. She soon finds other women who are there for the cash have been tied up, only to be released as the hunted. With the help of Tessa and Lexi, Cassandra turns the tables on the men showing that women can be better hunters.
Where to watch: On VOD
BEEF - April 6
BEEF follows the aftermath of a road rage incident between two strangers. Danny Cho (Steven Yeun), a failing contractor with a chip on his shoulder, goes head-to-head with Amy Lau (Ali Wong), a self-made entrepreneur with a picturesque life. The increasing stakes of their feud unravel their lives and relationships in this darkly comedic and deeply moving series.
The Doom Generation (directed by Gregg Araki)Courtesy of Sundance
Duval) and Amy Blue (Rose McGowan) pick up a dangerously handsome drifter named Xavier Red (Johnathon Schaech). Jordan doesn’t see a problem with offering Xavier a quick ride, but his acid-tongued girlfriend thinks he’s a creep. When Xavier inadvertently kills a convenience store clerk, they are forced to go on the run, traversing a bizarre and ultra-violent America. Somehow, every random thug, drive-thru operator, and neo-Nazi they encounter seem to recognize Amy as a past fling or alter ego, adding to the already explosive sexual tension brimming among the renegade trio.
A crew of young environmental activists execute a daring mission to sabotage an oil pipeline in this taut and timely thriller that is part high-stakes heist, part radical exploration of the climate crisis
Where to watch: Limited Theaters
Schmigadoon: Season Two - April 7
Having found true love in the town of Schmigadoon, season two of “Schmigadoon!” will find Josh (Keegan-Michael Key) and Melissa (Cecily Strong) in Schmicago, the reimagined world of ’60s and ’70s musicals. The second season of Apple’s broadly acclaimed comedy will include new original musical numbers from co-creator and executive producer Cinco Paul.
The fate of the Boiling Isles rests on the shoulders of a human, a cursed witch, and a little King.
Where to watch: The Disney Channel
Single Drunk Female: Season 2 - April 12
With a year and a half of sobriety under her belt, Samantha Fink finally feels like she has a life worth celebrating. However, Sam quickly learns that sometimes life has other plans for her. Sam must figure out how to effect change where she can, sit in her discomfort when she can’t, and maybe even enjoy the ride.
'Titans' Trailer Teases Final Showdowns, New Robin Suit For Tim DrakeTitans/HBO Max
Having saved Gotham, the Titans hit the road to head back to San Francisco. But after a stop in Metropolis, they find themselves in the crosshairs of a supernatural cult with powers unlike anything they’ve faced before.
#BringBackAlice” focuses on the story of the enigmatic disappearance of Alicja Stec, a popular influencer. After a year of intensive searching, the teenager is found, but she has absolutely no memory of anything – she tries with all her might to combine scraps of information, memories and disturbing flashbacks into one whole, although it is not an easy task. At the same time, her return is not a source of joy for many people – some students of her school think that Ala is pretending, and her friends are slowly turning away from her, hiding a secret. When it turns out that another girl, Wera, has also disappeared at the same time, her brother believes that the young influencer is the key to finding out the truth.
Where to watch: HBO Max
Hilma - April 14
Hilma brings to life the story of a woman who posthumously revolutionized the art world as one of the first abstract artists. In this immersive biopic starring Tora Hallström as the young Hilma, and Lena Olin as the mature Hilma, we follow the artist from her early life through her rising artistic career and spiritual awakening after the loss of her beloved younger sister Hermina. Hilma explores af Klint’s spiritualism, her unconventional love life, and the impetus behind her work — from the writings of Rudolph Steiner to the strong influence of the Theosophic Movement, and her belief in its mystical philosophy — in a portrait of a woman well ahead of her time.
Where to watch: Limited Theaters
The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel: Season 5 - April 14
In the fifth and final season, Midge finds herself closer than ever to the success she's dreamed of, only to discover that closer than ever is still so far away.
90 Day Fiance: LoveinParadise will follow three new and two returning couples with so much at stake, they risk more than just a broken heart by putting their relationships with family and friends on the line. This season includes not only brand new sultry locations but also two LGBTQ+ couples-- a first for the 90 Day franchise. Tensions rise and secrets unfold as these couples attempt to join their vastly different lifestyles together and they realize that their compatibility during a short-lived vacation romance may not be suitable for a lasting connection.
A modern take on David Cronenberg’s 1988 thriller starring Jeremy Irons, Dead Ringers will feature Rachel Weisz playing the double-lead roles of Elliot and Beverly Mantle, twins who share everything: Drugs, lovers, and an unapologetic desire to do whatever it takes—including pushing the boundaries on medical ethics—in an effort to challenge antiquated practices and bring women’s health care to the forefront.
Filmmakers Davina Pardo and Leah Wolchok trace Blume’s journey from fearful, imaginative child to storytelling pioneer who elevated the physical and emotional lives of kids and teens, to banned writer who continues to fight back against censorship today. Playful and poignant animations celebrate the magic and awkwardness of being young, while intimate conversations with acclaimed authors and artists reveal Blume’s profound impact on readers.
Little Richard: I Am Everything tells the story of the Black queer origins of rock n’ roll, exploding the whitewashed canon of American pop music to reveal the innovator – the originator – Richard Penniman. Through a wealth of archive and performance that brings us into Richard’s complicated inner world, the film unspools the icon’s life story with all its switchbacks and contradictions. In interviews with family, musicians, and cutting-edge Black and queer scholars, the film reveals how Richard created an art form for ultimate self-expression, yet what he gave to the world he was never able to give to himself. Throughout his life, Richard careened like a shiny cracked pinball between God, sex and rock n’ roll. The world tried to put him in a box, but Richard was an omni being who contained multitudes – he was unabashedly everything.
Where to watch: In Theaters
Welcome to Eden: Season 2 - April 21
In this new season, mystery and danger at the island keep growing and Eden Foundation welcomes new characters played by Carlos Torres and Nona Sobo, who join the series’ cast.
Somebody Somewhere returns for its second season, following Sam (Everett), a true Kansan on the surface, but, beneath it all, struggling to fit the hometown mold. This season reminds us that families are hard, even the fun ones. Sam and Joel (Jeff Hiller) have settled into a comfy routine. But nothing stays the same forever.
Matildas: The World at Our Feet is an inspirational and intimate behind-the-scenes story of the CommBank Matildas – Australia’s women’s national football team. Following the stories of players including global superstar Sam Kerr, Ellie Carpenter, Mary Fowler and more, the Matildas reveal the sacrifices they’ve made and struggles they’ve endured as they strive to become the best in the world’s most popular sport.
Couples Therapy, the TCA Award-winning documentary series following world-renowned psychologist and psychoanalyst Dr. Orna Guralnik as she guides couples through real-life therapy sessions, is returning to SHOWTIME for the second installment of season three, with nine new episodes featuring four new captivating couples.
Follows martial artist-in-training Ria Khan who believes she must save her older sister Lena from her impending marriage. After enlisting the help of her friends, Ria attempts to pull off the most ambitious of all wedding heists in the name of independence and sisterhood.