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) A trailer and poster have been released for And Then We Danced, a queer romance set in the world of Georgian ballet dancing. The film screened in Georgia, but was received with anti-LGBTQ protests, then became Sweden’s entry into the Oscar race. In addition to screening at this year’s Sundance Film Festival, And Then We Danced will open in U.S. theaters on February 7.
2) It has been reported that a film adaptation of Tony Award-winning musical Fun Home, based on out lesbian Alison Bechdel’s graphic memoir, is in the works. Jake Gyllenhaal will reportedly be producing and starring in the film, which will be directed by Sam Gold, who also directed the musical. Fun Home follows artist Bechdel through the journey of her queer identity and revaltions about her family.
3) The trailer was released on Thursday for the sixth season of Netflix’s Grace and Frankie. In addition to showing the titular leads, the trailer also delves into the relationship between Sol and Robert, and the heath of Sol. The sixth season will be released on January 15 on Netflix; watch the trailer below.
4) The lineup for the 2020 Coachella Music and Arts Festival has been announced, and out bisexual singer Frank Ocean is among the headliners. Other LGBTQ performers include Kim Petras, BROCKHAMPTON, MIKA, Orville Peck, and Pabllo Vittar.The festival will be held April 10-19 in Palm Desert.
5) Out writer, actor and producer Lena Waithe will be honored at the Palm Springs Film Festival with the Creative Impact in Producing Award for her work on films such as Queen and Slim and TV series including Twenties and Boomerang. The Pam Springs Film Festival started on January 2 and will be showing films through January 13.
6) Web series The Fae is currently funding to finish filming the first two episodes. The series follows Mark, a young gay man who discovers queer faeries and the fact that he might be one of them and possesses magical abilities. Click here to help fund the project and learn more.