11 LGBTQ+ Movies Coming This Year That We're Excited About, And 6 You Can Watch Already

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Queer representation in film has a long way to go, but this year, Hollywood is making a dent with a ton of great films coming to theaters and streaming services near you!

Scenes from Fire Island, Thor: Love and Thunder, and My Fake Boyfriend

Get hype with me and mark your calendars, y'all.

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Looking for something to watch now? Don't worry, we got you.

Some of these titles are streamable right now!

1.Fire Island

Several characters wave Pride flags on a boat

A gaggle of New York City gays set off for their annual weeklong getaway in Fire Island to find love, friendship, and a lot of parties in this modern-day retelling of Pride and Prejudice starring real-life best friends Joel Kim Booster and SNL's Bowen Yang.

Starring: Joel Kim Booster, Bowen Yang, Conrad Ricamora, Margaret Cho, James Scully, Matt Rogers, Tomás Matos, Torian Miller

Coming out: June 3 on Hulu

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Watch the official trailer here:

2.Crush

Rowan Blanchard in "Crush"

Aspiring artist Paige joins her high school track team to get closer to her crush, Gabriela, but her feelings get complicated when she starts training with Gabriela's twin sister, AJ. Written by BuzzFeed's own Casey Rackham and Kirsten King!

Starring: Rowan Blanchard, Auli'i Cravalho, Isabella Ferreira, Tyler Alvarez, Teala Dunn, Michelle Buteau, Megan Mullally

Coming out: Available now on Hulu

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Watch the official trailer here:

3.Everything, Everywhere, All At Once

Michelle Yeoh and Stephanie Hsu in "Everything, Everywhere, All At Once"

This is my Multiverse of Madness. No, really.

This critically acclaimed masterpiece explores the trippiest and most hilarious depths of the multiverse and somehow manages to stay tenderly grounded in the fraught relationship between a Chinese American immigrant and her lesbian daughter.

Starring: Michelle Yeoh, Stephanie Hsu, Ke Huy Quan, Jamie Lee Curtis, Jenny Slate, Harry Shum Jr., James Hong

Coming out: Now playing in theaters

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Watch the official trailer here:

4.My Fake Boyfriend

Two men smile at each other in the back of a taxi

In an effort to stop Andrew from going back to his cheating ex, his best friend Jake creates a fake influencer boyfriend on social media. But when Andrew has a real shot at love, he realizes ending this fake relationship is going to be harder than he thought.

This adorable romp features actual queer actors (Keiynan Lonsdale and Samer Salem) as the romantic leads. Imagine that!

Starring: Keiynan Lonsdale, Dylan Sprouse, Sarah Hyland, Samer Salem

Coming out: June 10 on Sky Cinema (UK), June 15 on Prime Video (US)

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Watch the official trailer here:

5.Scream

Jasmin Savoy Brown in "Scream"

This year's fifth installment of the franchise features a new queer scream queen, Mindy, played by Yellowjackets' Jasmin Savoy Brown. Plus, the entire Scream series is canon queer cinema, and you can't change my mind.

Starring: Neve Campbell, Courtney Cox, David Arquette, Melissa Barrera, Mason Gooding, Jenna Ortega, Jack Quaid, Marley Shelton, Dylan Minnette, Jasmin Savoy Brown

Coming out: Available now on Paramount Plus

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Watch the official trailer here:

6.Thor: Love and Thunder

Tessa Thompson in "Thor"

OK, despite what the trailer might have hinted, I don't think we're going to see Chris on Chris action in the new Thor film (unless...?), but Tessa Thompson has hinted various times that Valkyrie's queerness may be explored more explicitly as she searches for a queen to rule New Asgard beside her.

Starring: Chris Hemsworth, Tessa Thompson, Natalie Portman, Christian Bale, Chris Pratt, Jamie Alexander, Karen Gillan

Coming out: In theaters on July 8

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Watch the official teaser trailer here:

7.Benedetta

A woman wearing a nun's habit asks "I'm his bride, am I not?"

In 17th century Italy, a young girl is taken in by a convent and becomes a phenomenon thanks to her powerful visions, which she uses to rise in the ranks of the convent and hide her lesbian affair with a fellow nun. This genre-defying Cannes favorite is such a wild ride — the homemade dildo carved from a Virgin Mary statuette is far from the most shocking thing you'll see on screen.

Starring: Virginie Efira, Charlotte Rampling, Lambert Wilson, Daphne Patakia, Olivier Rabourdin, Clotilde Courau

Coming out: Available now on Hulu

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Watch the official trailer here:

8.1UP

A group of people huddle up and look intense

Competitive gamers Vivian and Sloane are fed up with sexism from their college team captain and quit to enlist a ragtag group of girls to create a rival team in this ensemble comedy. When they find out only one team is eligible for esports scholarships, they enlist the help of their gaming professor, played by genderfluid and lesbian icon Ruby Rose, to defeat the boys at the national championship.

Starring: Ruby Rose, Paris Berelc, Taylor Zakhar Perez, Hari Nef, Nicholas Coombe, DJ Mausner, Maddison Baines, Lolita Milena, Stephen Joffe

Coming out: July 15 on Prime Video

There isn't a trailer for this one yet, but we will update you once there is!

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9.Downton Abbey: A New Era

Dominic West in "Downton Abbey: A New Era"

OK, I know what you're thinking. Downton Abbey!? But hear me out. Fan-favorite butler Thomas Barrow, whose queerness has been explored earlier in the series and in the first film, has a shot at a glamorous new romance in A New Era with movie star Guy Dexter. Could this snarky antihero finally find his happy ending?

Starring: Hugh Bonneville, Elizabeth McGovern, Maggie Smith, Michelle Dockery, Laura Carmichael, featuring Robert James-Collier as Barrow and Dominic West as Dexter.

Coming out: Now playing in theaters in the UK, and May 20 in the US

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Watch the official trailer here:

10.Dope Queens

Trace Lysette

In this indie romantic thriller, three close friends have a wild night out in the Tenderloin District in San Francisco, the world's first legally designated transgender district. This semi-autobiographical story features a legendary trans cast, including Trace Lysette, Alexandra Grey, and reigning Drag Race All-Star winner Kylie Sonique Love.

Starring: Alexandra Grey, Trace Lysette, Pierson Fodé, Kylie Sonique Love, Erik Braa, Krystal Thomas

Coming out: Summer 2022

There isn't a trailer for this one yet, but we will update you once there is!

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11.Bros

Billy Eichner and Luke Macfarlane in "Bros"

In the first gay romantic comedy from a major studio in history, two very busy gay men stumble their way into a cinematic love story. Fun fact: This is also the first major studio release to feature an entirely queer principal cast.

Starring: Billy Eichner, Luke Macfarlane, TS Madison, Miss Lawrence, Symone, Guillermo Diaz, Guy Branum

Coming out: Sept. 30 in theaters

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Watch the official trailer here:

12.My Policeman

A policeman walks behind a car

In this period drama set in 1950s Brighton, England, policeman Tom marries a schoolteacher while maintaining a secret relationship with Patrick, a museum curator. Based on the 2012 Bethan Roberts novel of the same name.

Starring: Harry Styles, Emma Corrin, David Dawson, Linus Roache, Gina McKee, Rupert Everett, Kadiff Kirwan

Coming out: Fall 2022 on Prime Video

There isn't a trailer for this one yet, but we will update you once there is!

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13.Whistler Camp

Theo Germaine

Blumhouse continues to spin real-world horror stories into thought-provoking social commentary with Whistler Camp, and this time, their crosshairs are aimed at conversion therapy. Three-time Oscar nominee John Logan directs, and early press promises the film is a "queer empowerment story."

Starring: Theo Germaine, Kevin Bacon, Carrie Preston, Anna Chlumsky

Coming out: Late 2022 on Peacock

There isn't a trailer for this one yet, but we will update you once there is!

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14.Am I OK?

Dakota Johnson

This Sundance darling, directed by wife and wife team Tig Notaro and Stephanie Allynne, follows Lucy, a 32-year-old Angeleno who realizes she's a lesbian, and her best friend Jane, who prepares to move abroad.

Starring: Dakota Johnson, Sonoya Mizuno, Jermaine Fowler, Kiersey Clemons, Molly Gordon, Sean Hayes

Coming out: TBA on HBO Max

There isn't a trailer for this one yet, but we will update you once there is!

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15.Framing Agnes

Angelica Ross in "Framing Agnes"

Director Chase Joynt expands her 2019 short of the same title in this documentary that explores the idea of the "trans icon." The film combines fiction and nonfiction as a group of trans actors explore the case of a trans woman who participated in a UCLA health study in the 1960s.

Starring: Angelica Ross, Zackary Drucker, Jen Richards, Max Wolf Valerio, Silas Howard

Coming out: TBA 2022

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Watch the official trailer here:

16.Hellraiser

Jamie Clayton

Clive Barker's 1987 Hellraiser is regarded as a queer horror classic thanks to its fluid depiction of sexuality and exploration of S&M, and this 2022 remake reportedly closely follows the original source material, Barker's 1986 novel The Hellbound Heart.

Plus, this cast is queer AF: Trans actress Jamie Clayton has been cast as the iconic Pinhead, and queer TV heartthrobs Brandon Flynn and Adam Faison have been cast in undisclosed roles.

Starring: Odessa A'zion, Jamie Clayton, Brandon Flynn, Goran Višnjić, Drew Starkey, Adam Faison, Aoife Hinds, Selina Lo

Coming out: TBA 2022 on Hulu

There isn't a trailer for this one yet, but we will update you once there is!

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17.And finally, Firebird

A man wearing a military uniform rides a train

Can't get enough gay period drama? Can't wait to watch Josh O'Connor and Paul Mescal fall in love during World War I in The History of Sound, which is in production now? Check out Firebird in the meantime.

In this Cold War–era romantic thriller, a soulful young soldier finds himself in a love triangle with a female comrade and a fighter pilot at the height of the Soviet Union.

Starring: Tom Prior, Oleg Zagorodnii, Diana Pozharskaya, Jake Henderson, Margus Prangel, Nicholas Woodeson, Ester Kuntu

Coming Out: Now playing in select theaters

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Watch the official trailer here: