In honor of Tagg Magazine’s eighth anniversary, we’ve collected eight of our favorite queer pieces of media that we’ve written about over the years. Happy watching and listening!
While The L Word can never really be topped, its reboot, The L Word: Generation Q, made some great strides this year with more diversity and a cast of characters that will leave you wanting more. If you haven’t watched the new show yet, you can check out our episode-by-episode recaps.
Lez Hang Out has been one of my favorite discoveries during quarantine, and it’s not just because I was featured on a recent episode discussing how Taylor Swift’s folklore is gay. This highly entertaining podcast goes over essential lesbian media from Carol to Buffy the Vampire Slayer and includes episodes on movies and TV shows that clearly should have been gay. Bend It Like Beckham and Cadet Kelly, anyone?
We can’t say it enough but Pose is one of our favorite shows out there. Now streaming on Netflix, this drama explores ball culture in the 1980s and ’90s, and features a stellar cast of transgender individuals including Indya Moore, Angelica Ross, Dominique Jackson, MJ Rodriguez, Angelica Ross, and Hailie Sahar. But be sure to bring your tissues!
Homoground is another amazing podcast, especially if you’re finding yourself missing the live music scene during quarantine. This podcast features queer and allied musicians and bands across the world. You’ll discover the latest and greatest musicians without leaving the comfort of your home.
Orange Is the New Black is another one of our favorite queer television shows. With a cast including Taylor Schilling, Ruby Rose, Alysia Reiner, Natasha Lyonne, Lea DeLaria, Uzo Aduba, Samira Wiley, and Laverne Cox, this prison-based series has unforgettable characters and intense storylines that are sure to entertain you.
Alice Wu is a true national treasure. Her newest film, The Half Of It, now streaming on Netflix, follows straight-A student Ellie Chu, who agrees to write love letters for a high school jock to the girl she also loves. And if you haven’t seen Wu’s first film, Saving Face, which is about two Asian American women falling in love, it’s now available on Amazon Prime.
Launched in 2011, Between Women is one of the first web series to showcase the lives of LGBTQ women of color as they navigate life through a maze of friendships, transitions, love, motherhood, and betrayal. Over four seasons, this show tackled topics from domestic violence and depression to adoption and even death. The first three seasons are available to watch on YouTube.
In the last few years, we’ve published interviews with queer artists in our Musiq Scene column. The Musiq Scene spans genres and features musicians from Be Steadwell and Kita P to TinVulva and Julie Outrage. You can check out all of the profiles.
What are some of your favorite LGBTQ entertainment from the last eight years?