Netflix’s 2018 Summer of Queer

Another summer, another round of Netflix releases that we’re probably going to sit and watch. That’s right, it’s time to look at Netflix’s 2018 summer releases. Here are some summer shows to help us out until network TV remembers not everyone likes baseball.

13 Reasons Why (May)

Technically this already came out in May, but the ongoing drama is … well. Ongoing. In season two, we pick up with the characters dealing with the aftermath of Hannah’s death. They’re trying to heal and recover, the school goes to trial, and someone is trying to keep the truth hidden. Instead of tapes, there are a series of “ominous polaroids” which uncover a rather horrifying secret.

Honestly this show is hard to watch, and a great many people feel it glorifies suicide. Netflix has been attentive to this criticism, and created 13reasonswhy.info to help people deal with bullying, assault, and abuse.

Sense8 (June 8)

Oh, I already miss this show. This show is actually why I got Netflix. The show was canceled after two seasons, but we get a wrap-up movie which pits our cluster against Whispers and forces them to question who and what they are as Senseates. It’s all down to survival, and protecting each other.

All I know is it looks like they’re going to save Wolfgang, and if Nomi and Amanita don’t get married, I will hurt someone.

Glow (June 29)

The Gorgeous Ladies of Wresting return for one more season of suplexes, body slams, and big hair. The 1980s period dramady (and yes, it pains me to say that) is all about a weekly lady wrestling show. And in season two, we’ll get Yoyo, “a Mexican-American dancer/stripper and out-and-proud lesbian” and rumor has it someone has a sexual awakening.

What a feeling!

Honorable Mentions

  • Luke Cage may feature everyone’s favorite messed up layer, Jeri Hogarth, who is vaguely attached to the show via Jessica Jones.
  • Degrassi Next Class has been working on Season 5, but apparently not filming. And no I don’t know what that means either.
  • First Ladies is a Netflix movie with Jennifer Aniston and Tig Notaro. Jennifer is the president. Tig is her wife. I know!
  • Dear White People came out at the beginning of the month (pre summer ‘season’) and had a coming out episode. So go watch that!

What are you looking forward to on Netflix?

About Mika Epstein

Mika has been deep in the fandom world since she could say 'Trekkie.' With over two decades experience in running fansites and organizing communities, she's taken on the challenge of delving into the recesses of television for queers long forgotten. Making this site with Tracy is nothing short of serendipity. Mika lives with her wife and their cats in Southern California. Of course she has a hybrid, but she'd rather ride her bicycle.
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