It might not be summertime quite yet, but May is bringing the heat when it comes to new queer movies and TV. So pop that popcorn, because it's about to get very gay on all your various screens.
‘The Staircase’ — May 5
Based on the true story and Peabody-winning documentary series by the same name, The Staircase focuses on the mysterious death of Kathleen Peterson (Toni Collette) -- perhaps at the hands of her husband Michael Peterson (Colin Firth). Unlike the true-crime doc, this scripted series is more of a character study of Michael, a successful writer with a queer secret. The Staircase premieres on HBO Max on May 5.
‘Star Trek: Strange New Worlds’ — May 5
The Star Trek franchise continues to bravely go exactly where we want it to with this new series: into queer inclusivity. This time around, Captian Christopher Pike (Anson Mount) and the crew of the USS Enterprise, including Spock (Ethan Peck), Number One (Rebecca Romijn), and various new crew members -- some of which are rumored to be queer -- head out into the galaxy to explore and discover new worlds. Star Trek: Strand New Worlds premieres on Paramount+ May 5.
‘Anaïs In Love’ — May 6
When Anais falls for her married lover's partner Emile, her already chaotic life becomes even more so. Intent on getting close to Emile no matter what, she insinuates herself into the woman's life in this delightfully messy French comedy. Available on digital release May 6.
‘Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness’ — May 6
The Marvel Cinematic Universe gets even gayer with the introduction of lesbian teen hero America Chavez who'll fight alongside Doctor Strange in the character's sequel film, Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness. The two will have to do battle against all manner of interdimensional beasties and baddies when the sorcerer's forbidden spell goes wrong and opens a portal to, well, all the dimensions. Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness arrives in theaters on May 6.
‘The Wilds: Season 2’ — May 6
Season two of this queer-inclusive survival series picks up after the shocking discovery of why the girls were really stranded on the island. The second season adds new survivors, including an all-boys island. The Wilds season 2 premiers on Prime Video May 6.
‘Hacks: Season 2’ — May 12
The Emmy Award-winning series is finally back! The second season sees Jean Smart's Deborah Vance hitting the road for some new material alongside her queer writing partner Ava (Hannah Einbinder). The trailer hints that this season is going to be even more wonderfully gay with Marcus (Carl Clemons-Hopkins) continuing to explore his queerness. Hacks season 2 premieres on HBO Max on May 12.
‘Bling Empire: Season 2’ — May 13
Netflix's glamorous, dramatic, and over-the-top reality series returns for a second season in May. Focusing on a group of uber-rich friends living in L.A., the drama this time around focuses on new complications in the friend group including a test of friendship between model Kevin and gay real estate heir Kane. Bling Empire season 2 premieres on Netflix on May 13.
‘Couples Therapy: Season 3’ — May 13
Dr. Orna Guralnik returns for the third season of the eye-opening, queer inclusive docu-series which follows various couples through the process of therapy. Some find healing, some find a way out, but it's always illuminating when real couples open up and are honest and raw about their lives and their love. Couples Therapy season 3 premieres on Showtime May 13.
'The Kids in the Hall’ — May 13
The beloved Canadian comedy troupe is back with its full original cast, including out comic Scott Thompson, for a brand new season. Look forward to meeting bizarre new characters along with many fan favorites being reprised. The Kids in the Hall premieres May 13 on Amazon Prime.
‘New Heights’ — May 13
In this queer Swiss drama, Michi Wyss has escaped the narrow-minded rural setting of his family farm and moved to the city where he can live his life as a successful out gay consultant. But a family death forces him to return home to save the family farm. New Heights premieres on Netflix May 13.
‘Senior Year’ — May 13
Rebel Wilson stars in this queer-inclusive comedy about a teenage cheerleader who, following a head injury, wakes up from a coma to learn that it's been 20 years. Determined to make up for the lost time, she re-enrolls in high school. Senior Year premieres on Netflix May 13.
‘Conversations with Friends’ — May 15
Friendships and relationships get complicated when ex-girlfriends turned best friends Bobbi's and Francis's lives become romantically entangled with another couple, Nick and Melissa. Conversations with Friends premieres on Hulu May 15.
‘Downton Abbey: A New Era’ — May 20
The Crawleys and their staff are back, this time to solve a mystery involving the dowager countess's newly inherited villa. Gay butler Thomas Barrow catches the eye of a handsome actor and might finally get the happily ever after we've all been rooting for. Downton Abbey: A New Era premiers in theaters on May 20.
‘The Kids in the Hall: Comedy Punks’ — May 20
The Kids in the Hall was hugely influential, thanks in part to the queer representation in the 1980s by out comic Scott Thompson. In The Kids in the Hall: Comedy Punks, a two-part documentary series, the origins of the troupe are explored through never-before-seen archival footage, while the film also traces their journey and influence over the next four decades. The Kids in the Hall: Comedy Punks premieres on Prime Video May 20.
‘RuPaul’s Drag Race: All Stars: Season 7’ — May 20
A long-rumored and speculated all-winners season of RuPaul's Drag Race: All Stars is finally arriving on our screens this month. For the first time ever, it'll be a cast of queens who each took the title on their respective season competing this time for the title of "Queen of All Queens" and $200,000. Prepare to be gooped and gagged when it premieres on Paramount+ May 20.
‘Stranger Things: Season 4’ — May 27
At long last, Netflix's mega-hit horror series Stranger Things returns for its fourth and penultimate season. Picking up six months after the Starcourt Mall battle, a new threat emerges from the upside-down. All the gang returns this season, including lesbian teen Robin (Maya Hawke). Stranger Things season 4 premieres on Netflix May 27.
‘Paris, 13th District’ — May 31
Life and love are complicated for Emilie, Camille, Nora, and Amber -- who are friends and sometimes lovers in this french comedy. Paris, 13th District premieres in theaters on May 31.