Pride month might have come to a close, but if you think that’s the last of the queer movies and TV you’ll see this year, think again. If anything, the month of July is even more jam-packed with both brand-new and returning TV shows, as well as must-watch film debuts, that are going to keep things very hot on the big and small screens all summer long.
Here are the queer and queer-inclusive television and movies you don’t want to miss in July.
All film and series descriptions are courtesy of their respective studios and networks.
‘Stranger Things’ (Season 4 Vol. 2) — July 1
“Season 4 of Netflix’s hit series comes to a conclusion with two super-sized episodes.”
Stranger Things Season 4 Vol. 2 premieres July 1 on Netflix.
‘The Challenge: USA’ — July 6
“The all-star group of players who will take on the new challenge includes Survivor winners Tyson Apostol, Ben Driebergen, and Sarah Lacina, Big Brother winner Xavier Prather, The Amazing Race winner James Wallington, and Love Island winner Justine Ndiba. Players have proven they can ‘outwit, outlast and outplay’ their competition and ‘expect the unexpected,’ but now, for the first time in The Challenge history, they will compete in the most grueling mental and physical competitions they have ever faced.”
The Challenge: USA premieres July 6 on CBS.
‘Maggie’ — July 6
“A young woman tries to cope with life while coming to terms with her abilities as a psychic. She can see everyone's futures, but her present is a mess.”
Maggie premieres July 6 on Hulu.
‘Women Who Rock’ — July 10
“This EPIX original docuseries, from John Varvatos and Derik Murray's Network Entertainment, pays homage to female pioneers in music who have stormed the stage, wielded their instruments, amplified their voices, and sung the soundtrack of our lives. In their own words, generations of iconic female artists discuss truth, defiance, artistic expression, hard-won success, and most importantly, the insights and tales behind their timeless music.
The docuseries features original interviews with Nancy Wilson, Shania Twain, Chaka Khan, Pat Benatar, Mavis Staples, Sheryl Crow, Sheila E., Macy Gray, Rickie Lee Jones, Norah Jones, Aimee Mann, Tori Amos, Kate Pierson, Tina Weymouth, St. Vincent, Jody Watley, and Nona Hendryx.”
Women Who Rock premieres July 10 on EPIX.
‘Conjuring Kesha’ — July 8
“Conjuring Keshafollows singer songwriter and global pop superstar Kesha, as she delves deep into the unknown, along with some of her famous friends and experts in the supernatural, to search for all things unexplainable.”
Conjuring Kesha premieres July 8 on Paramount+.
‘How to Build a Sex Room’ — July 8
“Couples looking for more spice in the bedroom hire luxury interior designer Melanie Rose to create stylish spaces where they can carry out any fantasy they wish.”
How to Build a Sex Room premieres July 8 on Netflix.
‘Moon, 66 Questions’
“When a grave illness strikes down her father Paris, Artemis decides to return home to Greece after being away for a few years. Without expecting it, father and daughter embark on a journey into knowledge and revelation, which heralds a new beginning for their relationship.”
Moon, 66 Questions premieres in theaters and digital on July 8.
‘Thor: Love & Thunder’
“Thor embarks on a journey unlike anything he's ever faced — a quest for inner peace. However, his retirement gets interrupted by Gorr the God Butcher, a galactic killer who seeks the extinction of the gods. To combat the threat, Thor enlists the help of King Valkyrie, Korg and ex-girlfriend Jane Foster, who — to his surprise — inexplicably wields his magical hammer. Together, they set out on a harrowing cosmic adventure to uncover the mystery of the God Butcher's vengeance.”
Thor: Love & Thunder premieres in theaters on July 8.
‘Who Do You Think You Are?’ (Season 11) — July 8
“Celebrities trace their family trees with the help of historians and experts.” This season features Billy Porter and Zachary Quinto tracing their family roots.
Who Do You Think You Are? returns to Peacock on July 8.
‘Below Deck: Mediterranean’ (Season 7) — July 11
“Captain Sandy brings 163-foot motor yacht ‘Home’ to the pristine waters of Malta, one of the smallest and most historic archipelagos in the world. Different from previous charter seasons, Sandy is working with a complex hybrid vessel making it more unpredictable to navigate. To ensure smooth sailing this year, Sandy brings on a trio of new department heads, but when surprising friction in the galley intensifies between the Chief Stew and Chef, who came onto the boat as colleagues and friends, tension permeates through the entire boat.”
Below Deck: Mediterranean returns July 11 on Bravo.
‘Tuca & Bertie’ (Season 3) — July 11
“The animated series is a comedy about bird besties who live in the same apartment building: Tuca, a cocky, care-free toucan, Bertie, an anxious, daydreaming song thrush, and Bertie’s boyfriend, Speckle, a jovial, optimistic robin.”
Tuca & Bertie return to HBO Max on July 11
‘What We Do In The Shadows’ — July 12
“In the shocking season three finale, Nandor, Guillermo and Nadja left Staten Island to go their separate ways while Laszlo stayed home to care for the creature that clawed its way out of the chest cavity of the deceased Colin Robinson — aka Baby Colin. This season, the vampires return to Staten Island to find their mansion on the verge of total structural collapse - and with no money to repair it. While Nandor's eternal search for love finally yields results, Nadja finally realizes her dream of opening the hottest vampire nightclub in the Tri-State Area. Laszlo struggles with the question of nature versus nurture as he tries raising Baby Colin to be anything other than an energy vampire. And even Guillermo finds himself on a powerful emotional track that touches on his love for his family, and for others.”
What We Do In The Shadows returns to FX on July 12.
‘Solar Opposites’ (Season 3) — July 13
“Solar Opposites centers around a team of four aliens who are evenly split on whether Earth is awful or awesome. Korvo (Justin Roiland) and Yumyulack (Sean Giambrone) only see the pollution, crass consumerism, and human frailty while Terry (Thomas Middleditch) and Jesse (Mary Mack) love TV, junk food, and fun stuff. In season three, this alien team strives to be less of a team and more of a family team.”
Solar Opposites returns to Hulu on July 13.
‘American Horror Stories’ (Installment 2) — July 21
American Horror Stories is a spin-off of Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk’s award-winning hit anthology series American Horror Story. American Horror Stories is a weekly anthology series that will feature a different horror story each episode.
American Horror Stories returns on July 21 on Hulu.
Anything’s Possible - July 22
“Anything’s Possible is a delightfully modern Gen Z coming-of-age story that follows Kelsa, a confident high school girl who is trans, as she navigates through senior year. When her classmate Khal gets a crush on her, he musters up the courage to ask her out, despite the drama he knows it could cause. What transpires is a romance that showcases the joy, tenderness, and pain of young love.”
Anything’s Possible premieres July 22 on Prime Video.
‘High School Musical: The Musical: The Series’ (Season 3) — July 27
“Season three of High School Musical: The Musical: The Series is set at Camp Shallow Lake, a sleepaway camp in California, as the Wildcats and their fellow campers are primed for an unforgettable summer ripe with romance, curfew-less nights and a taste of the great outdoors. With a high-stakes production of Frozen on the horizon and a drama-filled ‘docu-series’ of the production in the works, the Wildcats will attempt to show who is ‘best in snow’ without leaving anyone out in the cold.”
High School Musical: The Musical: The Series returns for season 3 on Disney+ July 27.
‘Harley Quinn’ — July 28
“The mayhem and madness continue in season three of this biting and uproarious adult animated comedy series. Wrapping up their ‘Eat. Bang! Kill. Tour,’ Harley Quinn (Kaley Cuoco) and Poison Ivy (Lake Bell) return to Gotham as the new power couple of DC villainy. Along with their ragtag crew — King Shark (Ron Funches), Clayface (Alan Tudyk), Frank the Plant (JB Smoove) — ‘Harlivy’ strives to become the best version of themselves while also working towards Ivy's long desired plan of transforming Gotham into an Eden paradise.”
Harley Quinn returns to HBO Max on July 28.
‘Pretty Little Liars: Original Sin’ — July 28
“Twenty years ago, a series of tragic events almost ripped the blue-collar town of Millwood apart. Now, in present day, a disparate group of teen girls — a brand-new set of Little Liars — find themselves tormented by an unknown Assailant and made to pay for the secret sin committed by their parents two decades ago...as well as their own. In the dark, coming-of-age, horror-tinged drama Pretty Little Liars: Original Sin, we find ourselves miles away from Rosewood, but within the existing Pretty Little Liars universe — in a brand-new town, with a new generation of Little Liars.”
Pretty Little Liars: Original Sin premieres July 28 on HBO Max.
‘Paper Girls’ — July 29
“In the early morning hours after Halloween 1988, four paper girls — Erin, Mac, Tiffany, and KJ — are out on their delivery route when they become caught in the crossfire between warring time-travelers, changing the course of their lives forever. Transported into the future, these girls must figure out a way to get back home to the past, a journey that will bring them face-to-face with the grown-up versions of themselves. While reconciling that their futures are far different than their 12-year-old selves imagined, they are being hunted by a militant faction of time-travelers known as the Old Watch, who have outlawed time travel so that they can stay in power. In order to survive, the girls will need to overcome their differences and learn to trust each other, and themselves.”
Paper Girls premieres July 29 on Prime Video.
‘Uncoupled’ — July 29
“Michael, who thought his life was perfect until his husband blindsided him by walking out after 17 years. Michael has to confront two nightmares — losing his soulmate and suddenly finding himself a single gay man in his mid-40s.”