Harlan Coben is a prolific American writer of mystery novels and thrillers. The plots of his novels often involve the resurfacing of unresolved or misinterpreted events in the past, murders, or fatal accidents and have multiple twists. This lists consists of series that were either created by Coben or based on his book.
From cult classic “Queer as Folk,” through the iconic, female-fronted “The L Word,” to “Orange Is the New Black” and its stellar and incredibly diverse cast, these are some of the shows that dared to challenge heteronormativity in the mainstream media and paved the way to the LGBTQ+ representation that is thankfully becoming the norm today. With their original portrayal of characters all along the LGBTQ+ spectrum, these shows helped so many people finally feel seen.
In a time where there are more LGBTQ+ characters on television than ever before, it’s not enough just to have an LGBTQ+ character present — there needs to be nuance and depth to their story, and the slate of characters should reflect the full diversity of this colorful community. This list comprises some of the shows that in the past decade have risen as champions of LGBTQ+ narratives.
Whether shining a light on the AIDS crisis, the depiction of transgender people, or the black queer experience, these documentary films and docuseries help viewers connect to the LGBTQ+ community through education and present queer history and current struggles.
all of the pixar movies
All of the "Disney Classics" listed (this list slightly differs to the US version which has 54 and includes Dinosaur and Winnie The Pooh whereas the UK version includes The Wild and consists of 53 not 54)
The Cold Justice Franchise from executive producer Dick Wolf is about real life crime series. It follows veteran prosecutor Kelly Siegler, who gets help from seasoned detectives as they dig into small town murder cases that have lingered for years without answers or justice for the victims (Cold Justice), it follows prosecutors Casey Garrett and Alicia O'Neill as they are traveling to small towns around the country to help local law enforcement close sexual assault cases that have sat dormant for years (Cold Justice: Sex Crimes), it delves into the psychological showdown that transpires inside actual police interrogation rooms between investigators and suspects and dissects what it takes to yield a confession (Criminal Confessions) and it gives an exclusive look into the dark world of contract killings, showcasing some of the most fascinating murder for hire cases ever caught on tape (Murder for Hire).
This Pride month, be sure to check out some of these movies featuring LGBTQ+ characters.
Three gorgeous detectives solving crimes
The good legal drama from South Korea .
A martial-arts film series based on wuxia novels by Wang Dulu and features the famed legendary sword of Li Mu Bai, the Green Destiny.
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