An actor moonlighting at a struggling drag club finds himself in a position with more than just his marriage or career at stake.
Made in South Africa
The L Word: Generation Q S3
Jennifer Beals reprises her role as Bette Porter more than a decade later for this series sequel.
The Fallout (2022)
Follow the emotionally moving and gripping drama about a teenager trying to cope with complex trauma in the aftermath of a school shooting, now on Showmax.
Coming soon: Showmax releases trailer for new doccie Sex and Pleasure
What do South Africans get up to behind closed doors (and, well, everywhere else too)? The adults-only documentary series Sex and Pleasure, hosted by writer Kim Windvogel and journalist Romantha Botha, explores this hot topic.
The Sex Lives of College Girls S2
This fun series follows four freshmen roommates trying to balance their newfound independence with the challenges of college life.
Gentleman Jack S1-2
Yorkshire, England, 1832. Anne Lister defies the expectations of her sex in this award-winning British drama miniseries.
Call Me By Your Name (2017)
Writing, acting, cinematography, location, music all join to create a gorgeous, moving story of first love.
It’s all in a gay’s work for this fabulous trio as they bring their message of upliftment and positivity to small towns across the USA.
Pride Month: Top shows and movies with LGBTQIA+ characters on Showmax
Showmax brings you some of the best local and international shows and movies featuring LGBTQIA+ characters this Pride Month (and every month).
Euphoria is a vibe! Here are 4 reasons why should be watching
We’re totally feeling Euphoria and here are all the reasons why you should get on it ASAP!
This adults-only series about teenage life is the HBO series everyone is talking about. Season 2 comes to Showmax in weekly express episodes.
Drawing on unfiltered access to some of New York’s most famed drag artists, Wig follows legendary drag queen Lady Bunny as she aims to resurrect Wigstock for a new generation.
No Hiding Here (2021)
A closeted celebrity and a beloved small town drama teacher are forced into hiding together when a school event is marred by scandal. Can the unlikely duo face the truth about themselves or will circumstances tear them apart?
Set in Apartheid South Africa, this powerful film follows a young man who has been recruited to the army during the war on the Angolan border. But he is hiding a potentially dangerous secret.
This documentary shines light on the lives of LGBTQI+ people in South Africa from all walks of life, and on queer identity.
Local movies to binge on Showmax
Experience brilliant proudly South African stories when you watch these local movies on Showmax.
Stream these LGBTQI+ gems
Show some pride and celebrate love in all its forms with these movies and series with positive LGBTQ+ themes.
Ever wondered what it would be like to be in a throuple? In this British series, a couple open their relationship to include their lodger.
7 shows for teens and young adults
Ahead of Youth Day in South Africa, we take a look at series that aren’t afraid to represent the full experience of setting out to find your place in the world.
“Good Kenyan girls become good Kenyan wives,” but Kena and Ziki long for something more. When love blossoms between them, the two girls are forced to choose between happiness and safety.
After qualifying to compete in the Olympic trials for swimming, intersex teen Penny is forced to undergo gender treatment in this heartfelt local drama.
J.T LeRoy (2019)
In this incredible true story, Kristen Stewart plays a young woman who for six years pretended to be the celebrated author JT LeRoy – a made-up male persona created by her manipulative sister-in-law.
Comedian Schalk Bezuidenhout gets serious as an Apartheid-era troepie who’s a fish out of water in the army.
Three reasons to add Euphoria to your watchlist
It’s undeniably a difficult watch, but Euphoria is rewarding too, giving a deep insight into the lives of teens blighted by addiction and social pressures.