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Looking for some fun lesbian tv? Check out these 10 shows on Netflix

Robyn Exton

Feb 25, 2023

Looking for some fun lesbian tv? Check out these 10 shows on Netflix
  • Representation matters in the LGBTQ+ community. So I’m always excited to see queer folks in movies and shows. And while there have been a few shows in the past with lesbian characters — or the token gay sidekick — we need more!

    Fortunately, streaming services like Netflix are finally figuring out that there is a huge audience of queer people who want to see their lives represented.

    If you’re looking for some of the best lesbian shows on tv, Netflix has you covered! Here’s a list of ten of the best tv shows with lesbian couples you can stream on Netflix today.

    Feel Good (2020–2021)

    Source: Variety

    Follow Mae, a rising talent in the stand-up comedy circuit and her budding romance with George, a woman who has so far identified as straight. This sweet story touches on toxic family relationships, drug addiction, and attachment issues. Starring Mae Martin, this is a nearly autobiographical story of digging through emotional baggage and finding love.

    Check out the Feel Good Trailer.

    Trinkets (2019–2020)

    Source: Variety

    Based on screenwriter Kirsten “Kiwi” Smith’s YA novel, Trinkets centers around the unlikely friendship of three high school girls who meet at a Shoplifters Anonymous meeting. While keeping their friendship a secret at school, Elodie (Brianna Hildebrand), Moe (Kiana Madeira), and Tabitha (Quintessa Swindell) develop a deep bond and help each other to navigate life’s challenges.

    One of the joys of this show is getting to tag along on Elodie’s journey as an introverted lesbian looking for love, with her two straight friends cheering her on.

    Check out the Trinkets trailer.

    The Haunting of Bly Manor (2020)

    Source: LezWatch.TV

    This nine episode miniseries takes you to 1980’s England where you meet American nanny Dani Clayton (Victoria Pedretti) who has been hired to care for the orphaned Flora and Miles after the tragic death of their au pair.

    This is a ghost story and a queer love story all in one. As you discover the dark secrets of Bly Manor, you’re also treated to a wlw romance between the bisexual Dani and Jamie, the groundskeeper for Bly Manor.

    You can watch the trailer for The Haunting of Bly Manor here.

    Black Mirror (2011–2019)

    Source: LezWatch.TV

    If you’re a fan of The Twilight Zone, then Black Mirror is for you. Each episode in this emmy-winning series is a stand-alone drama with a unique cast of characters. Black Mirror is set in a near-future dystopia and uses technology to explore social issues. Looking for the lesbians? Check out Season 3, Episode 4 “San Junipero.” 

    This highly acclaimed instalment is ranked among the top of all the Black Mirror episodes. It’s a lesbian fan favorite that received critical acclaim with numerous nominations and awards including two Primetime Emmys + two BAFTA Television Craft Awards.

    Check out the creepy Black Mirror trailer.

    Gypsy (2017)

    Source: LezWatch.TV

    Gypsy has star power with Academy Award-nominee Naomi Watts starring in this psychological thriller. Jean is a therapist in New York living what appears to be an average hetero life with her husband and child in their home in Connecticut. 

    But Jean is more than what she seems. In her secret life as Diane, she uses the personal information shared by her therapy clients to get involved with the people in their lives. And you guessed it — she gets involved in a lesbian romance

    You can watch the trailer for Gypsy here.

    Sense 8 (2015–2018)

    Source: The Atlantic

    If you’re looking for a mind-bending science fiction drama, Sense8 might be just the thing. With 2 seasons + a movie wrap-up, Sense8 follows eight strangers from all over the world who inexplicably become emotionally and mentally linked becoming “sensates”.

    Must-watch lesbian representation comes in the form of a relationship between Amanita — one of the sensates — and her supportive, super cool (but traumatized) girlfriend Nomi. This show is worth the watch just to see the fiercely loyal romantic relationship between transgender Nomi and biracial Amanita.

    Queer sci-fi? Count me in!

    Featuring an action-adventure team like Nomi Marks and Amanita Caplan, a pair of sapphic revolutionaries who bring a dorky San Fran-dyke glow to the concept of “ride or die.” The duo’s plotline alone makes a compelling reason to give Sense8 a close read. Nomi is a traumatized white transgender woman who walks the walk on radical justice work; in her youth, she used her family’s privilege to prevent “Bug” from going to jail for hacking the Pentagon, and as we learn in season two, one of her “hacktivist” projects was producing fake I.D.s for trans people in need. Amanita, for her part, is a fearless queer biracial black cis woman (from an adorable polyamorous family) with a fierce love of Nancy Drew novels, costuming, and Nomi — the kind of love that will thoroughly fuck anyone up who gets in its way, whether that someone is a TERF spouting transmisogyny at Pride or a predatory doctor who needs his waiting room burned down.

    Watch the Sense8 trailer here.

    Easy (2016–2019)

    Source: LezWatch.TV

    While not an exclusively queer show, Easy is an anthology that explores romance and modern culture. Most of the couples are hetero. But a fun lesbian storyline between Jo and Chase makes this worth the watch. Some lesbian romances are worth going vegan for…  

    And yes, there is a couple looking for their unicorn. Spoiler alert: they didn’t find their unicorn on the HER App.😉

    Want to watch the trailer for Easy? Click here.

    Sex Education (2019–)

    Source: Cosmopolitan

    The stunningly hot Gillian Anderson plays a sex therapist. Need we say more?

    Having a sex therapist for a mom, Otis Milburn has managed to become an accidental expert on the subject. He joins forces with Maeve, the wicked smart bad girl, to start up a secret sex therapy clinic to help high school students with their sexual problems.

    Sadly, Gillian Anderson’s character is straight. But you can look to Lily and Ola for a charming lesbian romance that develops in the midst of teen awkwardness and uncertainty. You’ll definitely be rooting for these two!

    Here’s the Sex Education Trailer.

    Atypical (2017–2021)

    Source: LezWatch.TV

    Sam is a teenager on the autism spectrum who is looking for love. But before he’s ready to date, he needs to become more independent. And his journey towards independence sets his whole family on the road to self-growth.

    This series explores the theme of what it means to be “normal” when none of us really are.

    Looking for the lesbians? Keep a close eye on Sam’s sister Casey. After she gets recruited onto the track team, she develops an intense friendship with Izzie (the track team captain). Spoiler alert: they don’t stay just friends.

    Casey is unapologetically authentic. Throughout the run of the show, this mixed-race character also comes out as non-binary and reveals that she struggles with a mental illness called dermatophagia.

    You can find the trailer for Atypical here.

    Wynonna Earp (2016–2021)

    Source: Den of Geek

    Wyatt Earp’s great granddaughter has picked up his famous gun Peacemaker, and his legacy. Wynonna is a demon-battling badass. Originally produced for the SyFy network, this series features 49 episodes where Wynonna Earp slays demons and other supernatural beings in her job with the US Marshall’s special unit known as the Monster Squad.

    While you have to wait until season two for the lesbian plotline, it’s worth the wait. And the queer romance extends all the way through to the end of the series.

    You can find the trailer for Wynonna Earp here.

    We hope you enjoy these lesbian tv shows on Netflix. Do you have a favorite we didn’t include? Let us know. Tag us on Instagram @hersocialapp. And if you’re ready for lesbian movie night, check out our favorite lesbian movies.

    Robyn Exton

    Robyn is the CEO & Founder of HER. Find her on Twitter.

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