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10 LGBTQ+ Books Being Adapted To Screen Right Now

Updated: Dec 9, 2021

Are you the kind of person who likes to read the book before the film comes out? Us too! Here are 10 queer books and graphic novels currently being made into films and tv shows. Time to get reading!

Note: some release dates of these book adaptations may be pushed back due to the ongoing pandemic.

1. Heartstopper

The Graphic Novel: Heartstopper - Alice Oseman

The TV Show: Heartstopper

Based on the webcomic and graphic novel of the same name - Alice Oseman's Heartstopper has been eagerly awaited by fans of the YA romance series for several years now. The queer coming-of-age series follows two British teens, Charlie, a highly-strung, openly gay over-thinker, and Nick, a cheerful, soft-hearted rugby player, at an all-boys grammar school as their friendship quickly blossoms into something more.

The television rights for the series were optioned by See-Saw Films in July of 2019 and in 2021 Netflix ordered an eight-episode season with Oseman herself as writer. Production began three months later and wrapped in June of this year so we expect season one of Heartstopper to be released early 2022 (though no official release date has been announced).

Each episode is set to be 30 minutes long and we've no doubt that fans of the series will be eager for a second season.

Buy Heartstopper HERE

Starring: Kit Connor, Sebastian Croft, Fisayo Akinade Released Date: 2022 on Netflix

2. Conversations With Friends

The Book: Conversations With Friends - Sally Rooney

The TV Show: Conversations With Friends

Sally Rooney's 2017 debut novel Conversations with Friends follows two college students, Frances and ex-girlfriend-turned-best friend, Bobbi, as they navigate the messy and often unpredictable world of modern relationships... whilst becoming romantically involved with a married couple in their 30s.

This is Rooney's second book-turned-tv-show adaptation. After the success of Normal People, Hulu & BBC Three are collaborating with the creative team again to adapt Conversations with Friends into a 12-episode miniseries. With Lenny Abrahamson set to direct, we're sure this queer book adaptation is going to be a must-watch.

Buy Conversations With Friends HERE

Starring: Alison Oliver, Joe Alwyn, Jemima Kirke, Sasha Lane Released Date: 2022 on BBC Three/Hulu

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