Being surrounded by all of this familial love can have even the most confident queer feeling a little lonely for romantic love. The days are getting shorter, and with darkness coming so early, it really makes me want to curl up and spend more time at home with a good movie. It reinforces the idea that even in fantasy, queer love is a beautiful thing worth celebrating, in all of its forms. And the best part? All of these picks listed below are available on Netflix or Amazon. Just be sure to drink it during the beginning of the movie, so that you have something to collect your tears in later.
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Nothing beats settling into your coziest loungewear, ordering that burrito you've been craving, and sinking into your couch, ready to have your heart broken in half and then put together again by a romantic movie. There's something about a good or bad romance film that makes for ideal viewing pleasure. It's a heartening world where "fake relationships" turn into a real relationships and meet-cutes are around every corner. And, you know, super-famous movie stars can fall in love with average fans in the span of 30 days. Who wouldn't want that reality?
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