Welcome to your weekend streaming recommendations, a.k.a. the Weekend Watch, a handy guide to the queerest film and TV content that’s just a click away!Is anyone else seeing double?
In honor of the highly anticipated new series Dead Ringers, starring Rachel Weisz and, well, Rachel Weisz, this weekend’s streaming selections are centered on—why not?—twins!
Isn’t there something inherently queer about an actor playing opposite themself, after all? Kick back after a long week, log onto your favorite streaming service, and read on for our recommendations. Premiering April 21, Amazon Prime Video’s limited series Dead Ringers hints at an intense intimacy between the pair of groundbreaking gynecologists at its center—both played by actor-producer Rachel Weisz.
As the trippy trailer above attests, at least one of these twins appears to be overtly queer. And their auto-eroticism is a tantalizing undertone carried over from the 1988 David Cronenberg classic on which this is based, a twin-on-twin sensuality that could definitely stand to be fleshed out more.Count on Oscar-winning extraordinaire Weisz, with her magnetic blend of delicacy and savagery, to handle any of the original story’s horrific twists and then some.