Are you ready to battle vampires, monsters, and demons?
BY ELLA GAUCI, IMAGE BY NETFLIX
If you’ve already found yourself binge-watching Amazon Prime’s sapphic series The Wheel Of Time, you’re probably hungry for some more glorious queer fantasy and sci-fi shows. Sometimes we all need to escape into a different world, and these sapphic shows are a perfect outlet for all your desires of lesbian nuns and vampires.
After the announcement last month that Warrior Nun is officially uncancelled (and will be reborn as a film trilogy), it’s about time to enter the world of demon-hunting nuns. Following the character of 19-year-old Ava who discovers she now has supernatural powers, the series follows Ava and the other nuns on a quest to fight evil. Oh, and there’s like a super sapphic love story. Watch the first two series on Netflix.
Astrid And Lilly Save The World
This quirky comedy follows two outcasts at Pine Academy who accidentally open a portal to a dimension full of monsters. The series follows the pair trying to save the world from imminent destruction with some pretty hilarious superpowers. Full of laughs and sapphic crushes, this is perfect if you’re looking to binge a new show.
The Owl House
If you’re into animation, Disney’s series The Owl House has to be on your watchlist. Following the story of Luz who accidentally stumbles upon a portal to a magical new world, The Owl House is a treat for LGBTQIA audiences. From bisexual representation to a queer-coded shape-shifting lizard, The Owl House is a treat for queer audiences.
What would you do if all of a sudden you could experience the lives of seven strangers telepathically? Sense8 follows the lives of eight individuals who can do just that. In typical sci-fi fashion, this new skill isn’t just for fun but instead warns them of the immense danger they are in. Nomi Marks, portrayed by Jamie Clayton, is a proud trans lesbian and marks just one of the fantastic LGBTQIA representations in the show.
This supernatural series follows the life of a bisexual succubus named Bo who has to learn how to control her superpowers to discover the truth about her origins. Lost Girls is seen as a forerunner for bisexual representation in the supernatural genre.
Set in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, the series follows six teenagers from different backgrounds who unite against a common enemy – their parents. With a central lesbian character – Karolina Dean – Runaways actually featured Marvel’s first sapphic snog.
Released last year, Willow is a high fantasy series that acts as a sequel to the 1988 film of the same name. Following a group of six unlikely heroes, Willow sees the group band together to defeat their inner demons and complete the quest at hand. While the show was axed after one season, it did serve up a lot of much-needed queer joy and provided multiple LGBTQIA storylines to get behind.
Motherland: Fort Salem
The supernatural sapphic fan favourite follows three witches who accept conscription into the U.S. Army. The series takes place in a world run by women where witches are accepted. However, when the world finds themselves up against a terrorist organization known as the Spree, the newly conscripted witches have to be ready to defeat the opposition.
It’s officially Twilight season, but if you’re in need of some sapphic vampires, check out First Kill. Following teens Juliette and Calliope, the show deals with the ultimate conundrum – how can you fall in love with someone if one of you is a vampire and the other is a vampire hunter? And you’re both ready to make your first kill?
Based on the DC Comics, Supergirl follows Kara Danvers – Superman’s biological cousin. Not only is the show immensely enjoyable, but it’s also a great place to find some lesbian representation in the character of Alex.
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