Hulu has long been the home for great television, and as we expand our offerings, certain categories and genres start to take center stage. Fresh off the heels of the GLAAD Media Awards, honoring outstanding media representations of the LGBT community and issues that affect their lives, Hulu is proud to launch a new Gay and Lesbian genre category.
Hulu already offers some of the finest films in the genre, including Paris is Burning and Frida. These titles were critically acclaimed inside and outside the LGBT community, and both were recognized by GLAAD as award worthy (1992 and 2003 respectively). Hulu is also currently home to Noah’s Arc: Jumping the Broom, The Times of Harvey Milk and Queer as Folk. With nearly 100 titles in the new LGBT genre category, the selection on Hulu and Hulu Plus is more robust than ever, featuring content from Wolfe, Here!, TLA and Logo.
Along with the new category heading on the genre page, Hulu offers easy access to its enhanced LGBT content library, including beloved TV shows and movies viewers are passionate about, such as Were The World Mine (winner of 10 audience awards and 11 jury awards), A Marine Story (Outfest’s Audience and Grand Jury winner), Judas Kiss (make sure to watch the end credits), critically acclaimed Latter Days, evergreen title Adam & Steve and the fantastic comedy-parody Another Gay Movie.
It would be remiss not to have strong genre defining titles like the controversial 2010 film Children of God or Plan B, known as a beautiful film that is honest, touching and profound. Besides the films, we’re adding some episodic programming as well. The winner of 4 Indie Soap Awards Anyone But Me, a real life look at what it means to be a gay teen. Behind the Bar, Food Fetish, For and Against and She’s Living for This had their start on the Here! Network and are now new additions to Hulu.
There’s also a lot to look forward to. In May, Boy, from Auraeus Solito will be added to the service. It’s a coming of age love story between a poet and a dancer which Gay.com calls “Unapologetically romantic.” Gay Sex in the ’70s, the documentary that marks “The end of an era. The beginning of a movement,” will also be added to the service. Director Joseph Lovett brings us the story of Gay New York between 1969 and 1981, crafting a story that captures the essence of New York using archival and black and white footage. Honored that GLAAD has taken the opportunity to lend its support of the new genre addition, Hulu looks forward to expanding its premium LGBT library.