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    The Best LGBTQ Watches On Peacock Right Now

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    1. Pariah (2011)

    A girl sitting on a bus with her reflection in the window next to her
    Focus Features

    Even now, queer films are still a rarity, and ones that focus on an experience that isn't white or gender-conforming are even more so, which is why Pariah is such a marvel. Director Dee Rees's debut film is a semi-autobiographical story of a young Black girl in Brooklyn figuring out her identity, as both a lesbian and a masculine-of-center person, and navigating her family's reactions to her sexuality and gender presentation. It's honest and unsparing, but never grim, and a truly revelatory presentation of a kind of story I hope we get to see more of in the future.

    2. Brokeback Mountain (2005)

    Two men on the verge of a kiss
    Focus Features

    Is this movie heartbreaking? Yes. Is it also absolutely worth watching? Yes. I feel like by now, you either know and love Brokeback Mountain or you've avoided it because you know it will make you sob. To the first group I say: It's probably time for a rewatch. To the second: You gotta watch this movie! Yes, it will make you sob, but it is absolutely worth it. The thing about this movie is that it's tender, in all the senses of that word. It's gentle, emotionally vulnerable, and a little like pressing on a bruise, all at once. All of the performances are fantastic, but Heath Ledger conveys so much emotion in a character that rarely speaks. It continues to be a travesty that Brokeback Mountain didn't win Best Picture, but you can make up for that by watching it immediately.

    3. Almost Adults (2016)

    Two women snuggling
    Unsolicited Pictures

    If you, like me, were a bb lesbian in the early 2010s, you probably watched the gay vampire web series Carmilla and were very deeply into the modern queer take on the classic novel. Almost Adults reunites the lead actresses from the series, but otherwise takes a pretty different tone, trading out the leather pants and fantasy nonsense (a term I use lovingly) for a modern young adult comedy about figuring out your life in your early twenties. It's cute, funny, pretty darn relatable, and also centers around a straight-gay best friend pair with absolutely no romantic angst toward each other, which is still something of a rarity.

    4. High Art (1999)

    A woman lighting a cigarette
    October Films

    If you like your lesbian movies with a little more drama and a lot more Ally Sheedy, High Art will definitely be up your alley. It has a little bit of everything: sex, drama, intrigue, photography, heroin addiction, Patricia Clarkson. It follows in the long gay cinema tradition of being kind of a bummer, but sometimes you just need to have your sad gay feelings and fantasize about a relationship with a hot older photographer (that hopefully ends a little bit better than this one).

    5. Brooklyn Nine-Nine (2013–present)

    Two women kissing
    NBC

    Brooklyn Nine-Nine has been queer from episode one — the precinct's Captain Holt (Andre Braugher) is gay, and the show has never shied away from depicting his struggles in a field that is overwhelmingly white and straight. But starting in Season 5, Detective Rosa Diaz comes out as bisexual, and her journey is given all the weight, attention, and cute girlfriend played by Cameron Esposito that it deserves. Rosa is played by Stephanie Beatriz, also a bi icon, which adds a lot to the real-life representation of the role. At its heart, Brooklyn Nine-Nine is a show about a weird found family, and that's something I think a lot of queers can relate to.

    6. Spartacus (1960)

    Two men in a Roman-style bathtub
    Universal International

    Okay, so this one is maybe a stretch, since there's no definite queer content in Spartacus. But the cut on Peacock is the restored edition that brings back an extra scene between Laurence Olivier and Tony Curtis where seduction is heavily implied, and for a movie made in 1960, I think that counts. Plus, it's just a beautiful movie, one where everyone is always a little sweaty, and shirtlessness happens pretty darn frequently. All that muscular glistening on its own is enough to earn Spartacus a place in the queer movie pantheon.

    Didn't find what you were looking for? Don't worry! We'll continue to add to this list as more queer entries are added to the Peacock library.

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