From Schitt’s Creek and RuPaul’s Drag Race to Sex Education and Itaewon Class – 6 LGBT shows to binge on while self-isolating
Here are our top six favourite LGBTQ+ shows to watch right now.
1. Schitt’s Creek
This hysterically funny Canadian sitcom won over audiences for its wit, brilliant writing, incredibly talented actors and unique plot line. Following a down-on-its-luck family as they go from extreme wealth to near poverty, the show would not be nearly as interesting without its co-creator, Daniel Levy, who plays David Rose. Levy is the son of co-creator and renowned Canadian actor Eugene Levy, who plays the father, Johnny. David is the first openly pansexual character played on television, but what makes Schitt’s Creek refreshing is how his choice in sexual partners is woven into the storyline without calling attention to the fact that his preference is not mainstream.
2. Sex Education
Finally, a show that highlights queer women of colour. Inspired by the short story Pour Vida by Richard Villegas Jnr, the Latinx story focuses on two Mexican-American sisters, Emma and Lyn, who move back to their Los Angeles home when their mother dies. Emma was kicked out by her mother for being gay, but the plot thickens when they uncover the reality of who their mother was (spoiler alert: umm, mum married a woman).
4. Itaewon Class
5. RuPaul’s Drag Race
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The pansexual relationship in Schitt’s Creek, the fierce competition of RuPaul’s Drag Race, the Latinx lesbian stories behind Vida, the transgender world in Itaewon Class, and the high school drama of Sex Education should keep you busy