7 of the best gay shows to watch while high
Gay stoners, rejoice. We live in two simultaneous golden ages – one is television and the other is grass. But with the rise of quality gay television and even higher quality cannabis, it’s hard to know where to start. As an avid gay stoner, I’ve watched and smoked – and vaped and ate and sublingually absorbed – enough to only lead you to the best.
Take a rest and indulge this couple with the must-see gay shows and cannabis products that go with them.
Focusing on the New York 1980s ballroom scene, Pose is equal parts historical homage, trans celebration, and ’80s outfit porn. Transmodel Angel, played by Indya Moore, is so hot my retina burns at the end of each episode. Blanca, played by Mj Rodriguez, is the matriarch of the House of Evangelista and the mother we all want. And Billy Porter plays Pray Tell, the patriarch of the ball scene who has more than enough talent to carry the whole show.
It’s total joy to see, a tear film and cheesy enough at times to feel like an after-school special, but we love it nonetheless.
Product pairing: Kiva’s Tropical Punch Camino rubbers, because these Pride special editions are wonderful on the nose.
RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 9
This show is a no-brainer to list for too many reasons. Instead of cataloging them all, I’d like to narrow my scope and highlight Season 9. Pound for pound, this season has the most iconic moments of any other – Valentina’s dramatic mask moment is one of them. Season 9 has the easy-going atmosphere of earlier seasons and the high production value of later seasons, which makes it the perfect start to the season if you are not already caught up in RPDR. It’s also the best time of year to watch them again, if you’ve already seen them all.
Product pairing: Indica babies from Pure Beauty because they are excellent.
The L-word: Generation Q
The original L-word is perfect to look at in high, but Gen Q is top entertainment for gay stoners because it’s both sexy and so stupid. The AV Club explains why much more clearly than I ever could, but let’s just say there are weird, unconvincing relationships, cozy breakfast meetings during the week, and a debate about whether it’s a Merkin with extremely lush armpit hair.
It’s so bad that it’s good and perfect for those nights when all you want to do is take off your pants, curl up on the couch with a bowl of pasta, and turn your brain off.
Product pairing: A Strawberry Shortcake Jeeter Joint because you want to get high on it.
The golden girls
There are no main LGBTQ characters on this show about senior friendship, but it’s a gay staple thanks to Blanche’s legendary Ho status and Dorothy’s devastating reading. The Miami ranch style they call home will keep you decor inspo for days – especially Blanche’s frond-tastic pink and green bedroom. There are roughly 1,000 episodes too, so if you’re stuck on the couch, this is just the ticket.
Product pairings: OG Kush Flower, because it’s timeless, plus some Papa & Barkley’s Releaf Balm when your high pochondria sets in and you suddenly feel pain in your knees too.
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It took me a while to get on the Schitt’s Creek train, but after misjudging the dose of a tincture one night, this proved to be the perfect remedy to balance me out.
Every character on this show deserves a spot in the Gay Hall of Fame, but Dan Levy’s character, David Rose, is one of the most adorable gay icons to grace our screens. Check out Alexis’ hit single, “A Little Bit Alexis,” stick with David’s masterclass on snark, and watch a dozen times each season to see Moira Rose’s ravaged outfits.
Product pairings: Heavy Hitters ‘Ultra Potent Strawberry Gummies because I imagine they are inspiring one of Alexis’ wild anecdotes. You should also grab a bottle of Rebel Coast Weed Wine just for the fruit wine episode.
Pretty much every show on HGTV is gay-friendly, but Bargain Block features the cutest, most precious couple to grace the network since Chip and Jojo from Fixer Upper. Power couple Keith Bynum and Evan Thomas buy rundown Detroit homes, remodel them while they live to save money, and sell them at an affordable price when they’re finished. It’s pretty amazing what you can do with such limited time and money. For example, their 1970s-inspired, desert-inspired modern home is the dream of millennial homeowners.
Between the geometric accent walls, budget-friendly hacks, and couple goals, Bargain Block is guaranteed to be your new favorite gay improvement show.
Product pairing: Cann’s Grapefruit Rosemary Social Tonic because there is a surprising dose of nervousness to make up for the sweetness.
Much like The Golden Girls, this sitcom isn’t explicitly gay, but it’s a gay staple nonetheless. Fran Drescher plays Fran Fine, the fashion-conscious nanny from Flushing who ends up on the doorstep of rich British guy Maxwell Sheffield and his three overcaffeinated children. She’s not really a nanny, but a recently fired and fired bridal assistant with lots of crazy anecdotes, so of course there are hilarious slip-ups. Unlike most ’90s sitcoms, every minute is packed with jokes that go straight over your head when you’re stoned enough, which makes all 146 episodes perfect to watch again. You will be rewarded even if you just watch this show to understand why so many RPDR queens are doing Fran Fine for Snatch Game.
Product pairing: Forbidden Fruit blooms because the berry notes of this strain are as tangible as the sexual tension between Fran and Mr. Sheffield.
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