By Katy Ray
Now more than ever, the world needs media that affirms and positively reflects the diversity that makes America beautiful. LGBTQuties deserve access to media that embodies their multi-layered identities and abandons the old gay narratives we’ve come to expect from mainstream media services.
We’ve searched high and low, and we’ve found it: REVRY, the world’s first LGBTQ streaming service, offers the best queerated entertainment the internet has to offer. Launched in March 2016, REVRY represents all the colors of the rainbow: gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, gender-fluid, queer, questioning, and allied. In addition, REVRY’s content provides access to stories often overlooked and underrepresented in the traditional media. From movies to tv shows to music videos and podcasts, REVRY focuses on the celebration, innovation, and queeration of LGBTQ entertainment. Call it the gay Netflix if you like.
We know that Valentine’s Day is coming up. What’s more romantic than REVRY and chill? Grab the candles, grab the wine, and get ready to stream a romantic good time.
Behold, our top five must watch films for couples, streaming right now on REVRY!
1. Stud Life – A provocative, edgy, colorful and sexy British film that takes on gender, sexuality and urban street life as it also portrays a wonderful tale of love and friendship. The film unfolds a terrifically entertaining look at the lives and loves of black butch lesbian JJ (charismatic British star T’nia Miller) and her white gay best friend Seb (Kyle Treslove). Wedding photographers by day, the dynamic duo navigate London queer street life all the while looking for love. But when JJ falls for femme diva Elle (the beautiful Robyn Kerr), JJ and Seb’s friendship is tested for the first time as JJ has to choose between spending more time with her hot new lover and being loyal to her best friend.
2. Mosquita Y Mari – In a fast-paced immigrant community where dreams are often lost to economic survival, two young Chicanas contemplate life when they stir unexpected desires in each other. Mosquita y Mari is a coming of age story that focuses on a tender friendship. These ladies live in Los Angeles and have only known loyalty to one thing: family. Growing up in immigrant households, both girls are expected to prioritize the well-being of their families. Mounting pressures at home collide with their new-found connection, forcing them to choose between their obligations to others and staying true to themselves.
3. Strange Frame – a brilliantly animated movie directed by GB Hajim, co-written by Hajim and out lesbian African American musician Shelley Doty, also co-starring a terrific array of voice talents including Tim Curry, Cree Summer, Juliet Landau, Ron Glass, Alan Tudyk, Michael Dorn, Claudia Christian and George Takei.”Strange Frame” is a gorgeous sci-fi story centered around the theme of the transformative power of love and music. Release in 2012 as the world’s first animated lesbian-themed sci-fi film, the movie was created using a uniquely distinctive cutout animation style that give it a one-of-kind look and feel.
4. Free Fall – The star of Sense8, Max Riemelt and the amazing Hanno Koffler (Summer Storm, Coming In) co-star as gay lovers in this wildly popular drama. It’s been called the German Brokeback Mountain for its portrayal of forbidden love between two police cadets as previously heterosexual Marc (Hanno Koffler) and fellow male cop Kay (Max Riemelt) embark on an unexpected life-changing affair. With a promising law enforcement career and a child on the way, Marc’s life is all going according to plan until he meets the free spirited Kay. They start jogging together, bringing a breath of fresh air into Marc’s life — and, for the first time, he develops feelings for a man. Torn between the life he knows so well and the exhilaration of this new adventure, his life rapidly spins out of control. In this state of free fall, it seems Marc cannot make anyone happy anymore. Least of all himself.
5. Four – On a hot 4th of July night, sparks fly between four people as they test the limits and possibilities of their own freedom. In a nameless, suburban American town, the smell of barbecue fills the air as the Fourth of July moves from a hot summer day into the smoldering explorations of night. With raw intimacy and emotion, these four characters explore the limits and possibilities of human connection. And for just this night, the small world that they live in will become even smaller — though the freedom they experience has never been so dangerous, fleeting and honest.
Best of all, the membership is just $4.99 a month, so this is a Valentine’s Day date that won’t break the bank! If you’re still not sure, take advantage of their 30 day free trial offer.