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14 amazing, funny and inspiring LGBT+ inclusive shows on Peacock you really need to stream

Jonny Yates August 19, 2021
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Peacock is home to plenty of LGBT+ content to stream.

Peacock is home to plenty of LGBT+ content to stream.

From musicals to comedy and drama to reality television, Peacock is home to amazing LGBT-inclusive content.

Representation in TV and film is really important to LGBT+ people when deciding to tune in or switch off.

So if you’re wondering what’s available on streaming service Peacock then there’s some brilliant content to get you started.

This includes new hits like Girls5eva which chronicles the reunion of a one-hit wonder 90s girl band, We Are Lady Parts following an all-female Muslim punk band and teen murder-mystery One of Us Is Lying.

Below we’ve rounded up some of the best LGBT+ focused and queer friendly content to stream on Peacock that may not be on your radar.

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We Are Lady Parts

This series follows an all-female Muslim punk band based in the UK that is told through the eyes of Amina Hussain, a geeky microbiology PhD student who becomes the group’s unlikely lead guitarist. The other members include queer drummer Ayesha, frontwoman Saira, bassist Bisma and the band’s manager Momtaz. It sees Amina get caught up between two different worlds – that of her strait-laced university friends and the anarchic and punk world of Lady Parts – all while trying to find love, in a story about identity, social media, romance and friendship. Since its release in the UK and US it’s received hugely positive reviews and fans can also stream the original music from the show.

To stream the first season go to Peacock.

Girls 5eva

A series about a one-hit-wonder girl group from the 90’s who reunite for one more shot? Starring Sara Bareilles, Tony Award-winner Renée Elise, SNL regular Paula Pell and Busy Phillips? Oh and it’s produced by Tina Fey and has original songs perfomed by the all-star cast? They’re literally giving the gays everything they want with Girls5eva. The eight-part series follows the girl group who are sampled by a young rapper and have the chance to make their pop dreams come true – all while balancing spouses, kids, jobs, debts and more. The series also guest stars Bowen Yang, Vanessa Williams and Tina Fey, plus it’s been renewed for a second season already.

Viewers can stream the first season on Peacock.

Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist

This all-singing, all-dancing comedy series follows Zoey Clarke, a software developer who discovers she has the ability to hear the innermost thoughts of people as songs. This means fans are treated to musical number from characters played by Skylar Astin from Pitch Perfect, Lauren Graham from Gilmore Girls and gender nonconforming star Alex Newell, who plays Zoey’s neighbour and delivers some iconic numbers. This includes “Lean on Me”, “This Little Light of Mine” and “The Trouble with Love Is”. The series is packed full of heart, fun, love triangles and more. There’s two seasons available to stream with rumours of an upcoming two-hour holiday movie.

To stream the series head to Peacock.

Queer as Folk

Queer as Folk
Jesse James Keitel will star in the Queer as Folk reboot. (Getty/Rodin Eckenroth)

This series isn’t quite ready to stream yet as it’s still in production, but Peacock’s reboot of Russell T Davies’ groundbreaking series Queer as Folk is coming soon. The American spin-off – which follows the previous US remake from 2000 – will explore the lives of a modern-day, diverse group of friends in New Orleans, Louisiana. The premise will focus on their lives being transformed in the wake of a still-unknown tragedy. It’s also been confirmed that non-binary actor Jesse James Keitel will star as a series regular, playing a trans, somewhat reformed party girl who is struggling to grow up. The release date is yet to be announced but watch this space and it’ll be another one to add to your watchlist.

Joe Exotic

Kate McKinnon is reportedly signed on to play Carol Baskin in the Tiger King adaptaiton
Kate McKinnon is reportedly signed on to play Carol Baskin in the Tiger King adaptation

Another show that is coming soon exclusively to the streaming service is Joe Exotic, a miniseries that will tell the story of the now-infamous exotic animal breeder who was at the centre of Netflix documentary, Tiger King. The documentary had audiences hooked across the globe after it dropped on the streaming service during lockdown in 2020 and now it’s time for the dramatised version. The cast will include SNL’s Kate McKinnon as Carole Baskin and gay actor John Cameron Mitchell as the Tiger King himself. Currently things are being kept under wraps but it was confirmed that filming for the series began in July 2021.

One of Us Is Lying

Set to drop on Peacock before the end of the year is the television adaption of One of Us Is Lying. The series is based on the best-selling YA novel by Karen M McManus, which is set in a high school that is rocked by the mysterious death of a student during detention – and the rest become suspects. There are five central characters the brain, the criminal, the princess, the jock and Simon who runs an online gossip group – so think a murderous The Breakfast Club meets Gossip Girl. In the book one of the main characters is queer and it’s likely that this storyline will also feature in the upcoming series.

Viewers can stream One of Us Is Lying on Peacock very soon.

Saved by the Bell

The reimagined Saved by the Bell from Peacock follows a new group of Bayside High students from both overprivileged and working class families, with the latter having been transferred to the school as part of a plan by California Governor Zack Morris (remember him?). It mixes the classic hijinks of the original series alongside some much needed-representation, including trans actor Josie Totah who plays the queen bee of Bayside High. It also features original cast members Elizabeth Berkley Lauren and Mario Lopez in main roles while Mark-Paul Gosselaar, Tiffani Thiessen, Lark Voorhies and Ed Alonzo make guest appearances. So nostalgia mixed with queer representation, what more do you need?

The first season is available to stream on Peacock.

Vanderpump Dogs

Lisa Vanderpump is a gay icon thanks to her time on The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, but after leaving a couple of seasons ago (let’s not talk about it) there’s still ways for fans to get their fix of the queen. Her latest series Vanderpump Dogs premiered on Peacock a few months ago and follows the stories behind the sweetest and most outrageous dog adoptions at the renowned pet adoption shop in West Hollywood owned by LVP. So you can expect more glamour and more ridiculousness in this reality series starring Vanderpump and her favourite thing in the world – dogs.

To stream the series head to Peacock.

The Real Housewives of the North Pole

The Real Housewives of the North Pole.
The Real Housewives of the North Pole. (Andrew Toth/Getty Images for Kendra Scott & Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic)

Speaking of The Real Housewives, a festive-themed film is coming to the streaming platform in time for Christmas and it’s entitled The Real Housewives of the North Pole. It will star Beverly Hills housewife Kyle Richards and Besty Brandt in the two lead roles Rish and Diana, who are the “Christmas Queens” of North Pole, Vermont. In what could be lifted from an episode of the actual Real Housewives, the two have a nasty spat and ignite a town-wide feud just days before Christmas. Their argument catches the eye of a national magazine writer, who hopes to nab her first big story with an expose titled ‘Real Housewives of the North Pole’. A release date it yet to be announced by Peacock but it will likely arrive later this year.

Rutherford Falls

This original sitcom from Peacock stars Ed Helms, Dustin Milligan and newcomer and writer Jana Schmieding which focuses on the local politics of a small New York town that borders a Native American reservation. Two friends, Nathan and Reagan have their relationship tested when the mayor decides to move a statue of Nathan’s ancestor because drivers keep crashing into it, so he begins a quest to keep the statue in its place causing Reagan to juggle loyalty to her friend and to her people, the Minishonka Nation. It also stars non-binary actor Jesse Leigh who plays an assistant named Bobbie, delivering iconic eye makeup and quick quips.

The first season is available to stream on Peacock.

Superstore

Superstore follows a group of employees working at Cloud 9, a fictional big-box store in St. Louis, Missouri and features a hugely diverse cast that is fronted by Ugly Betty star America Ferrera. But it’s perhaps the supporting character’s and their storylines that really make the show special. One of the standout characters is Mateo Liwanag, a gay Filipino undocumented worker played by Nico Santos, who navigates his citizenship and relationship status throughout the show’s run. It recently finished up its sixth and final season, which incorporated the pandemic and it might be the only show that can get away with doing so.

To stream all six seasons head to Peacock.

Miley Cyrus Presents Stand By You

This live concert special from Miley Cyrus celebrates Pride and its exclusive to Peacock. Entitled Stand by You the star-studded event features country artists Brothers Osborne, Orville Peck, Mickey Guyton, Little Big Town and Maren Morris as well as drag queens include Kylie Sonique Love. The special includes performances of Cher’s “Believe”, ABBA’s “Dancing Queen” and her own hits like “Party in the USA” as well as plenty of costume changes.

The special is now available to stream on Peacock.

Big Freedia: Queen of Bounce

Trailblazing artist Big Freedia is front and centre of this reality series which documents her journey towards superstardom in mainstream media. The New Orleans-based rapper and bounce music star showcases her life both on and off the stage across six seasons in Queen of Bounce which sees the joy and humour of the artist as well as her personal struggles. She’s also never afraid to twerk her way to self-confidence and she is encouraging her fans to do the same.

The series is now available to stream on Peacock.

The Lost Symbol

Based on Dan Brown’s international bestselling thriller The Lost Symbol, the series follows the early adventures of young Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon, who must solve a series of deadly puzzles to save his kidnapped mentor and thwart a chilling global conspiracy. The first series is set to air on 16 September and it will star Ashley Zukerman in the lead role alongside Eddie Izzard who will star in the main cast throughout the series.

The series will be available to stream through Peacock.

 

Related topics: Joe Exotic, miley cyrus, Peacock, queer as folk, Real Housewives, Tiger King

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