Need a boost to get through Hump Day? “The Hot Sheet” is Queerty’s weeknight pop culture supplement, highlighting the entertainment stories everyone’s talking about, the ones you may have missed, and the notable LGBTQ+ film and television releases in the days ahead. Here’s everything you need to stay up to date:
What you should see
- Doom Patrol: Season 4, Part 2 – Stream Now (Max): Say goodbye to one of the most bizarre and charming superhero series ever, whose diverse, lovable cast also includes Matt Bomer.
- Deep down below – Available Now (VOD): Lukas Gage co-wrote and starred in this dark comedy alongside Zachary Quinto – about a wild night that begins with a happy ending.
- Eismayer – Available Now (VOD): Inspired by true events, this is the story of a hardened Austrian drill sergeant who falls in love with one of the new recruits at the boot camp he runs.
- The latent image – Available Now (VOD): A thriller writer’s work comes to life when a sexy – but potentially dangerous – stranger arrives at his remote cabin in the woods.
- The Matthew Shepard Story: An American Hate Crime – Now streaming (Fubo TV): Twenty-five years after the tragic death that shocked the nation, this documentary examines his complicated legacy.
- The Fall of the House of Usher – Oct. 12 (Netflix): From the creator of The Haunting of Hill House And Bly Manor What follows is another eerie story inspired by the work of Edgar Allan Poe.
- House of Villains – Oct. 12 (E!): The contestants from previous reality shows you love to hate come together to compete and throw each other off for a $200,000 prize.
- Dear David – Oct. 13 (cinemas): Based on queer illustrator Adam Ellis’ viral ghost story, this horror film follows a Buzzfeed writer who is haunted – online and offline – by the ghost of a creepy child.
- Anatomy of a fall – October 13th (selected cinemas): A hot pick for Oscar season, this French thriller follows a queer woman who must prove her innocence after the mysterious death of her husband.
Culture catching up
FRIENDS IN HIGH PLACES: In 1987, a stoner comedy was probably the last place you’d expect to see a queer punk rock anthem, but that’s exactly what we went for Cheech & Chong are in smoke. [Read all about it on LGBTQNation]
IN A FOAM: In the incredibly confident teaser for the seventh season of eliteIt suddenly dawns on special guest star Anitta that she’s probably going to be killed – that’s it elite, finally! Add in a quick shot of shirtless hottie André Lamoglia and…Netflix knows Exactly what it does. [Read all about it on Queerty]
DOOM GENERATION: Groundbreaking indie directors Gregg Araki and Richard Linklater sat down for an entertaining conversation about capturing the essence of Generation’s oeuvre. [Interview]
RED TICKLED: At Last week tonightJohn Oliver came to his defense Drag Race‘s fabulous Jaidynn Diore Fierce – and drag performers everywhere – after a politician from her home state of Tennessee tried to bash her for wearing an Elmo costume. The TikTok of Ms. Fierce cackling along to the clip is a delight.
@jaidynnfierce 🤓Reading is what??? FUNDAMENTAL! Honored to be featured on @Last Week Tonight. I’m crying reading this! Before you mention me you can at least research HOW to say my name 💅🏾 @gabriellehansontn #ElmoisQUEEN ♬ Original sound – Jaidynn Fierce
JUMP SCARE: The so-called “Spooky Season” is in full swing and with the release of a horror film Dear David Just around the corner, we explored the story’s eerie origins – and the hunky, queer creator behind it! [Read all about it on Queerty]
THE X FACTOR: With his third album Something to give to each otherout this Friday, Troye Sivan is everywhere– not that we’re complaining. In a new interview, the pop star opens up about how Lil Nas X inspired him to leave his inhibitions behind and embrace his sexuality. (Also, check out the teaser for his new video, starring hottie Ross Lynch, below!) [The Guardian]
Stand up: The Ali Forney Center has announced its annual SERVE party in NYC, a wild dancefest that raises funds for unhoused LGBTQ+ youth. Performers for the November 12 event include Kevin Aviance, Rosé and Tenderoni. If you’d like to join in or donate, it’s definitely not too late! [The Ali Forney Center]
GO AHEAD: Rustin– the biopic about the gay activist of the same name who helped organize the history-making March on Washington 60 years ago – is one of our most anticipated films of the fall. In honor of National Coming Out Day, Netflix released an early preview clip that’s equally inspiring And steamy while reminding us that Colman Domingo is one of the most talented actors working today.
SLAY!: Prime Video’s retro horror comedy Absolutely stunning is an absolute blast, and we have queer director Nahnatchka Khan to thank for it, who gleefully cuts through genre tropes while paying homage to the classics. [Read all about it on INTO]
Future dads: Coming soon to the BBC Lost boys and fairies, a series that follows a young gay couple (played by Sion Daniel Young and Fra Fee) on their journey to adoption and starting a family. No release date yet, but the network has your first photos! [BBC]
The last hump
Today, October 11, is National Coming Out Day, an annual celebration of the LGBTQ+ community that reminds us that everyone’s coming out journey is different. To prove that, Queerty has an exclusive preview clip of the wild gay comedy Deep down below– now available on digital platforms – features Lukas Gage’s masseuse Cameron sharing his rather unique coming out story with Zachary Quinto’s closeted, wealthy client Gary. It’s a vulnerable moment that brings this odd couple closer together, even if it’s immediately undermined by Cameron’s foul-mouthed, defiant message to his bigoted father. Sweet, dirty and blatantly queer – that’s pretty much it Deep down below in short!