Every week, The GLAAD Wrap brings you LGBTQ-related entertainment news highlights, fresh stuff to watch out for, and fun diversions to help you kick off the weekend.
1.) Samuel Goldwyn has acquired U.S. distribution rights to the female-powered film Tell It Like A Woman, featuring out actress and model Cara Delevingne amongst the star-studded cast. The anthology film is composed of seven intertwining segments directed by women from different parts of the world, including Elbows Deep, starring Delevingne. Tell It Like A Woman is set to hit theaters this coming winter.
Samuel Goldwyn Acquires ‘Tell It Like A Woman’ Whose All-Star Cast & Director Lineup Includes Taraji P. Henson, Jennifer Hudson, Cara Delevingne, Eva Longoria & Jacqueline Fernandez; Diane Warren & Sofia Carson Team For Original Song https://t.co/sGLv5Ov3kk
— Deadline Hollywood (@DEADLINE) July 7, 2022
2.) The official trailer has been released for the upcoming thriller Emily The Criminal, starring out actress and producer Aubrey Plaza. The film follows Emily (Plaza), a “dummy shopper” who buys goods with stolen credit cards supplied by her charismatic middleman and mentor Youcef. Desperate for cash and seduced by the thrill, Emily and Youcef hatch a plan to bring their business to the next level in Los Angeles. Emily The Criminal premieres in theaters August 12; watch the trailer below!
3.) Wolfe Releasing has slated out Tony Award-winning playwright and drag legend Charles Busch’s comedy The Sixth Reel, featuring out actress and comedian Margaret Cho, for theatrical release this fall. A down-on-his-luck movie collector (Busch) discovers a lost film and becomes engrossed in an outrageous adventure to deliver it to the right hands before it is gone forever– check out the trailer below! In other Busch news, the film Die, Mommie, Die! has been set for a 2023 streaming debut. The film follows ex-singing sensation Angela (Busch), who poisons her husband Sol (Phillip Baker Hall) in an attempt to escape her marriage and be with a man named Tony. Everything begins to fall apart when Angela suspects that her daughter Edith (Natasha Lyonne) and gay son Lance (Stark Sands) are also sleeping with Tony, while they have their own suspicions about their mother’s involvement in their fathers death.
4.) Out bisexual actress Alia Shawkat and queer artist Saul Williams have been added to the cast of Zoë Kravitz’s directorial debut Pussy Island. The genre thriller follows the young and clever Frida (Naomi Ackie), who has her heart set on philanthropist and tech mogul Slater King (Channing Tatum). Once Frida has infiltrated Slater’s inner circle, she discovers that there may be more to his lavish island than meets the eye.
Christian Slater, Alia Shawkat, Geena Davis, Haley Joel Osment & Kyle MacLachlan Among Final Additions To Zoë Kravitz’s Directorial Debut ‘Pussy Island’ For MGM https://t.co/uWtZXJ6XHj
— Deadline Hollywood (@DEADLINE) July 6, 2022
5.) Amazon Prime has released an official trailer for the upcoming time-travel adventure series Paper Girls, based on the comic of the same name by Brian K. Vaughan and Cliff Chiang. The show begins on Halloween day in 1988, where four young friends accidentally stumble into an intergalactic battle and find themselves transported to the year 2019. As the teens come face-to-face with their adult selves, each girl discovers their own identities while working together to find a way back to the past and saving the world of the future. Paper Girls premieres July 29; check out the trailer below!
6.) The trailer for the dark coming-of-age drama Pretty Little Liars: Original Sin has been released, featuring transgender Millwood High student Ash played by out actor Jordan Gonzalez, and a “Spectrum Club” poster in honor of the school’s Coming Out Day. The series follows a new generation of Little Liars who must repent for the secret sins committed by their parents— and themselves— as they are tormented by an unknown Assailant. Watch the first three episodes on HBO Max July 28 and check out the trailer below!
7.) Out comedian, actor, and filmmaker Jerrod Carmicheal has announced a new stand-up special for HBO as part of a two-year deal with the network. Watch his most recent special Rothaniel on HBO Max today!
EXCLUSIVE: On the heels of his headline-making HBO special ‘Rothaniel,’ Jerrod Carmichael has signed a two-year overall deal with the premium network. It includes Carmichael headlining a new stand-up comedy special https://t.co/KuJEkgNtFj
— Deadline Hollywood (@DEADLINE) July 7, 2022
8.) Freeform has announced casting updates for the upcoming fifth season of Grown-ish, including the addition of out actor and model Tara Raani as Zaara, a queer first-generation Muslim-American student. Zaara is a type-A overachieving sophomore who exudes swagger and is open about her sexuality; tune in to the new season July 20 on Freeform or the next day on Hulu!
9.) Out Canada’s Drag Race star Rita Baga has been set as a judge and main host of RuPaul’s Drag Race Belgique. Baga joins out Drag Race alums Brooke Lynn Hytes, Nicky Doll, and Jiggly Caliente as permanent fixtures on spin-off panels across the globe.
10.) Out singer-songwriter and producer Brandi Carlile has released a new single “You And Me On The Rock”; stream the song here and watch the official video here. Additionally, out singer-songwriter LonelyTwin has released her self-produced debut album This End Had No Beginning; listen here. Out singer-songwriter Christine and the Queens has also announced a new album, titled Redcar les adorables étoiles, set for release on September 23; pre-order and pre-save the album here. In more music news, out rapper Kidd Kenn has teamed up with Baby Tate on the single “Want Not Need”; stream it here and watch the music video below!