Here’s everything queer coming to streaming platforms in November

From a gay detective series and Jojo Siwa to the return of “Tiger King”

Temperatures are swiftly dropping and the holidays are quickly approaching. ‘Tis the season to snuggle up on the couch with a cup of hot chocolate and watch some movies. Here’s a list of queer AF movies, TV shows, festivals and more that are streaming online throughout the month of November. From JoJo Siwa’s new dance competition show to an interactive VR performance to a gay hallucinogenic horror flick, this list has it all. So as the winter kicks in, kick back, get cozy and enjoy this diverse list of LGBTQ2S+ content coming to your screens this month.

The Long Call

On now on Britbox in the U.S. and Canada

Pearl Mackie and Ben Aldridge star in “The Long Call.”

Credit: Courtesy of ITV

Been waiting for a gay detective series? Queer actor Ben Aldridge (Fleabag) plays Matthew Venn, a gay detective who returns to his conservative hometown in Devon to investigate a dead body that washed up on shore. Alongside him is DS Jen Rafferty, played by another queer actor, Pearl Mackie (Dr. Who). We missed this one last month but you can still view it on Britbox (via Amazon Prime). 

North by Current

Broadcast on PBS on Nov. 1 at 10 p.m. EDT and streaming on in the U.S. and Canada

A man lies on his stomach with his shirt pulled up; he's getting a tattoo.
Filmmaker Angelo Madsen Minax.

Credit: Courtesy of POV/PBS

PBS’s POV documentary series presents the broadcast premiere of the autobiographical film North by Current by filmmaker Angelo Madsen Minax. The film delves into the filmmaker’s life as a trans man, including his childhood, his parents’ childhoods in Michigan and Minax’s struggle with his parents’ religiosity. Minax reflects upon his “cruel” behaviour in his younger  days, the distance that has grown between him and his family and the relationship between mother and child as he navigates the loss of his young niece .

Siwas Dance Pop Revolution (Season 1) 

Nov. 4 on Peacock in the U.S.


JoJo Siwa’s new dance competition show, The Siwas Dance Pop Revolution, is premiering on Peacock in the U.S. on Nov. 4. The dance star is teaming up with her mom Jessalynn Siwa to “create and launch a new dance group sensation.” Her mom picked the talent and JoJo will act “as the choreographer and mentor” for Team Siwa throughout the series. 

The Browns (Season 2)

Nov. 5 on OutTV in Canada and Amazon Prime in the U.S.

Two queens in bad drag have tea.
Tammie Brown and Kelly Mantle.

Credit: Courtesy of OutTV

Drag superstars Tammie Brown and Kelly Mantle are back for the second season of The Browns, premiering on OutTV and Amazon Prime on Nov. 5. The show, which began as two-minute comedy sketches on Instagram, is now airing full episodes every Friday. It’s the story of Tammie (Brown), a semi-retired singer and homemaker, and Sheila (Mantle), her drunk best friend.

That Cold Dead Look In Your Eyes

Nov. 9 On Demand 

The American/French horror film That Cold Dead Look In Your Eyes (Tes Yeux Mourants), directed by Onur Tukel, will be available to watch On Demand starting Nov. 9. The film follows Leonard (Franck Raharinosy) on the week of his 40th birthday. When he starts having strange hallucinations, Leonard attempts to figure out they’re from stress or an after-effect of new technology installed all over the city. And he has to figure it out soon, or he’ll be trapped in the nightmare forever.

Gentefied (Season 2)

Nov 10 on Netflix

Two women of colour sit close to each other on a bench, looking adoringly at each other.
Karrie Martin and Julissa Calderon join the cast of ”Gentefied.”

Credit: Kevin Estrada/Netflix

The Mexican-American dramedy series Gentefied is back. The show follows three cousins who unite to keep their grandfather’s popular taco shop open amid the gentrification of their L.A. neighbourhood. The second season explores a relationship between two queer characters, Yessika Flores (Julissa Calderón) and Ana Morales (Karrie Martin).

7 Prisoners

Nov. 11 on Netflix in the U.S. and Canada

The horror film 7 Prisoners by gay writer and director Alexandre Moratto comes to Netflix on Nov. 11. The drama follows Mateus (Christian Malheiros), who takes a job in a junkyard in São Paulo to earn money for his rural family. However, when he arrives, Mateus and his fellow workers are enslaved, forced to work off an incurred debt and punished for any transgressions. 

Mayor Pete

Nov 12 on Amazon Prime

Pete Buttigieg takes a selfie with supporters while on the campaign trail.
Pete Buttigieg on the campaign trail.

Credit: Courtesy of Amazon Studios

The 2021 U.S. documentary Mayor Pete, directed by Jesse Moss, will be available to watch on Amazon Prime starting Nov. 12. The documentary is centred on Pete Buttigieg’s campaign to be the first openly gay U.S. president.

The Transcontinental Comedy Show 

November 13 online and in person

The Canadian Black-owned online comedy site The Unknown Comedy Club is presenting The Transcontinental Comedy Show on Nov. 13. The virtual comedy show features a lineup of trans comedians from across North America. Hosted by Cindy Rivers from Calgary, the show features Alice Rose from Toronto, Violet Gray from Baltimore, Katie Zane from Chicago and Alo Azimov, Sloan and Ash Davis from Montreal. Tune in to celebrate these trans North American voices and hear their hilarious stories. 

Tiger King 2

Premieres Nov. 17 on Netflix in the U.S. and Canada

Credit: Courtesy of Netflix

The popular saga of Tiger King continues with Joe Exotic behind bars and Carole Baskin closing in on ownership of his disreputable zoo in Tiger King 2, premiering on Netflix on Nov. 17. With new details emerging about the motivations, backstories and secrets of America’s most notorious big cat owners, old enemies and frenemies—including Jeff Lowe, Tim Stark, Allen Glover and James Garretson—are back for another season of murder, mayhem and madness. 

Blown Away: Christmas

Nov. 19 on Netflix

Queer Eye’s Bobby Berk is hosting Netflix’s glassblowing competition show’s Christmas edition, Blown Away: Christmas, premiering on Nov. 19. The show has a group of five returning glassblowers competing in a series of Christmas-themed challenges to win a $10,000 cash prize, plus an additional $10,000 to be donated to their charity of choice.

Go Fish

Nov. 24 on the Criterion Channel in the U.S. and Canada

How very lesbian. The 1994 classic Go Fish, directed by Rose Troche, comes to the Criterion Channel on Nov. 24. The romance film, set in Chicago, follows a young lesbian Max (Guinevere Turner) who leaves for college and falls for a slightly older woman, Ely (V.S. Brodie)—despite already being in a long-distance relationship. 

Stephen Lewis: The Man Who Couldn’t See 

Nov. 26 on CBC Gem in Canada

The 2006 short documentary Stephen Lewis: The Man Who Couldn’t See will be available to watch on CBC Gem starting Nov. 26. The hour-long documentary focuses on Stephen Lewis’, a UN Special Envoy for HIV/AIDS in Africa. Lewis spent five and a half years travelling through Africa and beyond, giving speeches and meeting with presidents, UN officials and anyone who would listen to his pleas for Africa. 

One In A Thousand

DVD & VOD Nov. 30

Two young girls sit side by side, backs against a wall.
Ana Carolina García and Sofia Cabrera in “One in a Thousand.”

Credit: Courtesy of Varsovia Films

The Spanish-language film One In A Thousand (Las mil y una) from 2020, directed by Clarisa Navas, will be available to watch on DVD and On Demand starting Nov. 30. The film is set in a tough barrio in the Corrientes province of northeastern Argentina. Young basketball-loving teen Iris (Sofia Cabrera) meets the older Renata (Ana Carolina García) and is immediately attracted to her—but Iris has to overcome her fears and insecurities in order to experience first love. Iris, Renata and their small group of friends represent queer resistance in a hostile environment where gossip can turn into a hateful weapon.

Sarah Taher

Sarah Taher is a Toronto-based multimedia journalist. She is an associate producer at CBC News: The National. Her freelance work can be seen in Xtra and The Pigeon, where she typically covers LGBTQ2S+ arts and culture, intersectional identities, and religion. Sarah has a BA in Journalism from Humber College. You can follow her on Twitter @sarahftaher

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