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Sad ‘Young Royals’ is over? Here are four more queer stories set at boarding schools to stream this weekend

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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!This week, Netflix bid a fond farewell to its popular queer romance series Young Royals, as fans wiped away tears to say their goodbyes to Prince Wilhelm (Edvin Ryding) and his paramour Simon (Omar Rudberg) after three seasons of ups, downs, and young love.But that also meant it was time to say goodbye to Hillerska, the prestigious boarding school where Wilhelm and Simon met.

And that had us thinking: Boarding schools really have been the backdrop for all sorts of queer stories, the perfect settings for coming-of-age tales, new romances, and self-discoveries,Subscribe to our newsletter for your front-row seat to all things entertainment with a sprinkle of everything else queer.In honor of Young Royals finale this week, check out these other films and television series set at boarding schools—each with notable LGBTQ+ characters—that are well worth a watch!This 2024 comedy-drama follows five inner city Black kids from London who head to a prestigious boarding school.

Myles Kamwendo plays Omar, an out and proud gay kid who is cut from a different cloth than everyone, including his four other classmates who go to the boarding school with him—Omar loves anime and art.

Boarders has been compared to Sex Education for its mix of progressive comedy and drama, but takes place in a distinctly British school, as opposed to Sex Education’s more Americanized academy. Now streaming on Tubi.Based on the novel by John Green, this limited series takes place at the Culver Creek Academy in Georgia.

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