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WATCH: The best queer film and TV trailers that dropped in October 2022

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Image Credit: ‘Young Royals,’ Netflix

We’ve made a habit of ending every month with a rundown of our favorite queer movie and TV trailers to hit the internet over the past few weeks. So, yes, it’s purely a coincidence that the October roundup falls on Halloween. But we can assure you this list is all treats, no tricks!

Throughout October, we saw new previews for all sorts of exciting, up-and-coming, gay entertainment—everything from sexy film festival favorites to true-crime documentaries to the highly anticipated returns of two of our favorite (very different) television series: The White Lotus and Young Royals.

To help you keep up with it all, we’ve assembled this handy guide recapping the best and gayest trailers that hit the internet throughout October. Check them all out below and mark your calendars accordingly!

The White Lotus: Sicily

Jennifer Coolidge’s affection-seeking Tanya McQuoid is the only return guest checking in for the second season of HBO’s The White Lotus, which also features Aubrey Plaza, Michael Imperioli, Tom Hollander, and Theo James—whose “well-endowed” character isn’t afraid to get naked. Fresh off of his Emmys sweep, queer creator Mike White moves the action to a Sicilian resort, and says the scenic destination will be the backdrop to a cutting and hilarious social satire about sexual politics. The White Lotus was one of our favorite shows of 2021, so, at this point, we’d follow White and Coolidge anywhere they want to take us.

Premiered October 30 on HBO, with new episodes airing every Sunday and streaming simultaneously on HBO Max.

Related: Theo James reveals his “well-endowed” ‘White Lotus’ character will be very naked in new season

Mama’s Boy

Oscar-winning screenwriter Dustin Lance Black takes a candid look back at his childhood in the moving doc Mama’s Boy. Raised Mormon, Black used to believe his attraction to men meant he was going to hell. But when we finally came out to his mother Roseanne—who overcame polio as a child—the pair had an eye-opening discussion that would change their relationship forever, and inspire his career as both a storyteller and an activist. Laurent Bouzereau (Natalie Wood: What Remains Behind) direct, featuring interviews from Black’s husband Tom Daley, and many of their loved ones.

Premiered October 18 on HBO, now streaming on HBO Max.

Related: DLB & Tom Daley, making the world safe for gay dads everywhere by staring down the trolls

Shall I Compare You To A Summer’s Day?

Filmmaker Mohammad Shawky Hassan’s queer contemporary musical sounds like a truly one-of-a-kind cinematic experience. Inspired by his diaries, Hassan spins sexy stories of love and longing into gorgeous folk tales, threading them all together with the sounds of Egyptian pop music. This imaginative approach to autofiction lures its audience in with gorgeous colors, handsome actors, and imaginative editing. And though it’s been banned in Hassan’s home country of Egypt for portraying homosexual relationships, we’re thrilled to have an opportunity to stream it stateside.

Now streaming exclusively on Dekkoo.

Related: This movie about homosexuality in the Middle East is sparking major outcry in Egypt

The Young RoyalsSeason 2

The first season of Netflix’s steamy Scandinavian teen drama left us hanging with its star-crossed lovers—prince Wilhelm (Edvin Ryding) and his classmate Simon (Omar Rudberg)—pushing each other away. Now, after 15 months of waiting, season two picks up right where we left off, with students returning to the halls of the prestigious Hillerska Boarding School. Can Simon trust Wilhelm ever again? How will August (Malte Gårdinger) deal with the fallout of blowing up their relationship? And who’s this handsome new guy (Tommy Wattring)? He looks like he’ll be a problem for “Wilmon”’ shippers!

Premieres November 1 on Netflix.

Related: ‘Young Royals’ stars are headed back to boarding school for a steamy second season

God Forbid: The Sex Scandal That Brought Down A Dynasty

We’re sure you’ve heard the one about the young pool boy who was (allegedly) involved in a seven-year illicit affair with anti-LGBTQ activist Jerry Falwell, Jr. and his wife Becki, right? Well, the fallen Falwells have shared their side of the story, but now it’s the pool boy’s turn. Giancarlo Granda is in the hot seat for this shocking doc from the filmmaker behind Cocaine Cowboys. It’s the movie the Falwells don’t want you to see, exposing how this romantic entanglement had an outsized effect on both the Evangelical church and the 2020 election.

Premieres November 1 on Hulu.

Related: Hello, pool boys! Our dream cast for the new Jerry Falwell Jr. sex scandal series

All The Beauty And The Bloodshed

This stunning documentary explores the life of LGBTQ photographer and activist Nan Goldin, honing in on her bold fight to bring down the pharmaceutical company that effectively started the opioid crisis. From award-winning director Lauren Poitras, All The Beauty And The Bloodshed wowed audiences at the Venice International Film Festival, where it took home the top prize, and is already being hailed as a frontrunner for the Best Documentary Feature Oscar. In other words, everyone’s going to be talking about this one—don’t miss it.

Opens in NYC and LA on November 23, then expands to more theaters on December 2.

Related: 10 LGBTQ docs with high Rotten Tomatoes scores streaming now

Golden Delicious

In this Canadian charmer, senior Jake (Cardi Wong) feels like he’s drowning in expectations—his dad wants him to join the basketball team, his girlfriend wants to have sex for the first time, and he just wants to figure out where he’s headed in life. Things get even more complicated when he meets his confidently gay new neighbor, Aleks (Chris Carson), a star athlete who just might convince Jake to try out for the basketball team after all. From director Jason Karman, Golden Delicious uses Jake’s burgeoning queer romance as a springboard to explore potent themes like family, legacy, and authenticity.

Now playing the film festival circuit, Golden Delicious next heads to the Vancouver Asian Film Fest on November 6. Further release details are yet to be announced.

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horse play

Provocative Argentinian filmmaker Marco Berger continues to poke and prod at the limits of queer desire with horse play. The film invites viewers along on a holiday retreat with a group of “straight” men, who have no problem getting naked around one another, taunting and teasing in a constant game of homosocial one-upmanship. Sexy, sure, but wildly problematic, the charged playfulness between friends is infused with homophobia, and the darkly comic film plays like aa ticking time bomb of toxic masculinity, asking the viewer to consider: Is this the kind of masculinity we want to lust after ?

Now playing the film festival circuit, horse play next heads to the Melbourne Queer Film Fest on November 13. Further release details are yet to be announced.

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