Élite will end with season 8

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After eight seasons, Netflix’s hit Spanish teen drama Élite is coming to an end. Élite, which followed a select few working-class students entering the world of an elite high school in Spain and their relationships with each other and with wealthier students at their school, has been known for its depiction of queer teens, with fans quickly falling in love with Omar and Ander, two students who formed a relationship in the first three seasons.

While Ander has since left the show, Omar is making his return in the upcoming 7th season of the series and is still gay as ever. Élite has also featured several other queer characters and relationships throughout its five-year run.

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Wednesday creators say they’re open to making “Wenclair” happen

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The creators of Netflix’s Wednesday have opened up about a potential Wednesday and Enid romance in future seasons.

Back in November, the popular streamer finally released the highly anticipated fantasy teen drama based on the beloved Addams Family character.

The show, which is executive produced by Tim Burton, follows Wednesday (Jenna Ortega) as she enrols in the mysterious Nevermore Academy – which was once attended by her parents, Morticia (Catherine Zeta-Jones) and Gomez Adams (Luis Guzmán). As she tries to navigate her new surroundings, the emotionless 16-year-old soon finds herself with psychic abilities and at the centre of a local murder investigation. 

Since its debut, the show has earned critical acclaim from TV enthusiasts for its clever storylines and the Scream 5 actor’s fantastic performance as the intelligent and emotionless Wednesday. In addition to the aforementioned praises, LGBTQ+ viewers have also shipped Ortega’s character with her optimistic werewolf roommate Enid Sinclair (Emma Myers).

Over the last few weeks, fans have called on the show’s writers to make the pairing, aka “Wenclair,” canon in later seasons. In a recent interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Wednesday creators Al Gough and Miles Millar gave further insight into Wednesday and Enid’s beloved dynamic and the future of their relationship.

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Heartstopper season 2 is a wrap

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Charlie and Nick are back! Netflix announced that season 2 of its hit YA romance series Heartstopper has officially wrapped filming!

This upcoming season will see a lot of changes for Nick and Charlie, including several new cast members. Leila Khan has joined as Sahar Zahid, a Higgs school student, Jack Barton is on board as Nick’s older brother David, Bradley Riches is playing Truham student James McEwan, and Nima Taleghani is playing Truham teacher Mr. Farouk.

Additionally, set photos have revealed that Charlie and Nick will travel to Paris this season. In the photos, it seems the two are enjoying a romantic vacation on the continent together. The new season will also explore themes of mental health in the series.

Wednesday’s Jenna Ortega & Emma Myers address fan ship

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Wednesday stars Jenna Ortega and Emma Myers have opened up about fans shipping their characters together. On 23 November, TV enthusiasts worldwide were finally treated to the eight-episode Netflix supernatural comedy.

The show, which is executive produced by Tim Burton, follows the titular character (Ortega) as she enrols in the mysterious Nevermore Academy – which was once attended by her parents, Morticia (Catherine Zeta-Jones) and Gomez Adams (Luis Guzmán).  As she tries to navigate her new surroundings, the emotionless 16-year-old soon finds herself with psychic abilities and at the centre of a local murder investigation. 

Shortly after its release, the show debuted at number one on the streamer with 341.2 million hours viewed. The series has also been lauded by critics and fans for its creative storylines and the Scream 5 actor’s portrayal of Wednesday. 

In addition to the aforementioned praises, viewers have also shipped Ortega’s character with her optimistic werewolf roommate Enid Sinclair, which is played by Myers. The pairing is so popular that Wednesday enthusiasts on social media have dubbed their couple name “Wenclair.”

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The Bastard Son & The Devil Himself

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It’s almost scary how many great, queer streaming options there are this Halloween season. But, when we heard there was a new series that’s been described as “X-rated Harry Potter,” well, that shot straight to the top of our must-watch lists.

Netflix’s gory, gay new fantasy series is the perfect Halloween binge watch

That series is The Bastard Son & The Devil Himself, a supernatural horror-fantasy that just dropped on Netflix. It’s got witches and magic, murder and mayhem, and one sexy, queer love triangle at its core—what more could you want from your “Gay Christmas” weekend viewing?

Its story concerns itself with a British teen named Marcus (Titans‘ Jay Lycurgo), who just so happens to be the illegitimate child of the world’s most powerful (and, not coincidentally, most evil) witch. Out of fear that he’ll follow in his father’s footsteps, Marcus has been closely watched most of his life by a council of so-called “good witches.” But, as Marcus comes of age, he learns one of life’s most important lessons: That everything’s not so black-and-white.

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Young Royals x Heartstopper?

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Two of Netflix’s most popular gay shows might be coming together. Young Royals and Heartstopper are two Netflix series that premiered within the last two years and immediately had fans and critics praising their gay representation.

Both shows follow a young gay couple. Young Royals, created and written by Lisa Ambjörn, follows the fictional Prince Wilhelm of Sweden as he falls for his classmate Simon. Heartstopper, which is based on the webcomic of the same name, follows two British teen boys, Charlie (Joe Locke) and Nick (Kit Connor) who fall in love. Now, one show’s cast has revealed that they’d love to do a crossover with the other show.

Speaking with Gay Times, Omar Rudberg, who plays Simon in Young Royals, said that it would be “f*cking iconic” and “amazing” to do a crossover with Heartstopper and its two main characters.

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Why ‘Heartstopper’ is so important

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Audiences continue to swoon over Heartstopper, the new gay, teen series now streaming on Netflix. One key to the show’s success: the way it tugs–pardon the phrase–at the heartstrings of viewers, especially LGBTQ people who never could have come out as teenagers.

To review: based on Alice Oseman’s graphic novel, Heartstopper follows the story of Charlie (Joe Locke), one of the few openly queer students at his British grammar school. He has a secret boyfriend who refuses to acknowledge him in public, and who generally makes life miserable for him. That changes with the arrival of Nick (Kit Connor), a handsome new student and rugby player with whom Charlie develops an immediate attraction. Nick encourages Charlie to join the rugby team, and sparks begin to fly.

Heartstopper has earned wide praise for the tenderness with which it treats its subject matter. That extends to British TV personality Phillip Schofield, who fought back tears while interviewing the stars of the show.

Locke and Connor stopped by the British morning show This Morning to sit down with Schofield and his co-host Holly Willoughby on April 28. For Schofield, who publicly came out as gay at age 58 in 2020, seeing the acceptance with which friends and family greet Nick and Charlie proved more emotional than he expected.

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Queer teen romance Heartstopper gets trailer & release date

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After months of anticipation, Netflix has unveiled the first trailer and release date for Heartstopper. Based on the bestselling graphic novels from Alice Oseman, Heartstopper arrives on Netflix on April 22.

The queer teen drama follows the romance between Charlie Spring (Joe Locke), a “high-strung, openly gay overthinker,” and Nick (Kit Connor), “a cheerful, soft-hearted rugby player”. After meeting at secondary school, Charlie and Nick soon discover that their “unlikely friendship is blossoming into an unexpected romance.”

In an interview with GAY TIMES, Oseman said it was important for their readers to “learn about the issues and tensions that young LGBTQ+ people face. It’s through stories like this that straight and cis people can improve their empathy,” said the author.

“I’ve had so many people reach out to me saying, ‘It’s so nice to see someone like me in this comic just falling in love and having a cute little romance’, but also from people saying, ‘Nick’s journey has helped me come to terms with being bisexual’, and stuff like that. For me, that’s the most wonderful thing.”

Euros Lyn, known for his work on dramas such as Doctor Who, Sherlock, Black Mirror and Daredevil, said he “can’t imagine a more perfect pair than Kit and Joe to play Nick and Charlie, and bring their joyous love story to life on screen.”

‘Single All the Way’ is a necessary queer fantasy

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The excitement for Netflix’s first gay holiday-themed romantic comedy has focused largely on its radical joy. “Single All the Way” is, in crucial ways, a queer fantasy, one in which gay men feel empowered to explore and act on their desires. Their lives aren’t marked by homophobia or missed opportunity.

As the movie charts Peter’s (Michael Urie) romantic life, it bracingly portrays a tale of gay love that features not misery but rather things such as a charming dance sequence set to Britney Spears’ yuletide bop “My Only Wish (This Year).”

But other things jumped out at me on my second viewing. The story is blissfully hermetic, its characters sipping peppermint lattes in a winter wonderland devoid of anti-gay bigotry.

Yet there are occasional reminders of the social challenges — navigating the unease of the closet, wrestling with the isolation of small locales — that have long hovered over queer people. These different layers, together, make “Single All the Way” an emotionally rich film.

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