What to Watch in Between Seasons of ‘RuPaul’s Drag Race’
With a few months left until season 12 of RuPaul’s Drag Race and Pride month behind us, you might be wondering what show to watch. Don’t worry — we’ve been there. And thankfully, there are plenty of LGBTQ-centered television shows worth the binge. From HBO’s new series Euphoria to the latest season of Netflix’s Queer Eye, here are some of our favorite shows to watch in-between seasons of RuPaul’s Drag Race.
This show is a little dark but raw, honest, and captivating. Starring Zendaya as the narrator, Rue, this show looks into the life of teenagers living in the suburbs. From drug addictions to mental illnesses to abusive relationships, Euphoria portrays the high school years in a way that’s never been done before. Also in the cast is Hunter Schafer, a transgender model, actress, and LGBTQ activist.
For more of Rue and Jules’ story, HBO renewed the show for a second season. New episodes of Euphoria premiere on HBO Sunday nights.
With the largest cast of transgender actors in television history, Pose is set during the 1980s, most prominently during the HIV/AIDs crisis. It follows one character, in particular, Blanca, who starts a home for those who were kicked out of their own homes for being in the LGBTQ community. The show also explores the underground “ball” culture in the 1980s and includes actors like Evan Peters and breakout star Mj Rodriguez.
“Pose has elevated our culture and the TV landscape like few shows before it, and we are honored to partner with co-creators Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk and Steven Canals on a third season,” FX Networks chairman John Landgraf said in a statement.
Netflix’s ‘Queer Eye’
It’s almost too happy. This Netflix original is a spin-off of the series Queer Eye for the Straight Guy, starring RuPaul’s Drag Race’s own Carson Kressley. Now, the series stars five new queer characters who “make better” heroes across the country. You’ll laugh, you’ll laugh, you’ll fall in love with their mascot — a bulldog named Bruley. Plus, it’s available on Netflix, so binge-watching an entire season in one night is totally an option.
The fourth season of this reality show premiered on July 19, 2019, and includes its fair amount of emotional moments. A favorite episode among fans is when Jonathan Van Ness returns to his high school to give a former teacher a makeover.
ABC’s ‘Modern Family’
As one of the most awarded shows on this list, ABC premiered Modern Family in 2009. The cast includes a gay couple, a transgender child, and a message of love and acceptance through it all. It’s also super funny, and with Sofia Vergara, Sarah Hyland, and Ed O’Neill you can’t go wrong. This show premieres its last season in fall 2019, so now’s your chance to catch up with the Dunphy’s.