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) New modern Western, Cowboys, will be released today on demand. The film follows Troy, a father who has separated from his wife, but when she refuses to let their trans son, Joe, live his authentic life, Troy and Joe venture out into the wilderness together, where they are pursued by a detective. Click here for where to watch the film, and watch the trailer below.
2) Bleecker Street’s The World to Come will be released in limited theaters today, before going on demand on March 2. The film follows Abigail, a farmer’s wife in the 19th century, who begins to form a deep bond with her new neighbor Tallie, that turns into a romance. Click here for more information about the movie and watch the trailer below.
3) Kino Lorber has secured the rights to documentary Wojnarowicz, which follows gay artist and activist David Wojnarowicz, and his creative work against the establishment and governments treatment of those living with HIV in the 1980s. The documentary will be released on March 19; watch the trailer below. In more film news, out actor Justice Smith has been cast in the upcoming Dungeons and Dragons film from Paramount, alongside Chris Pine and Michelle Rodriguez. The plot details are still unknown.
4) A trailer has been released for the final six episodes of GLAAD Media Award-nominated Wynonna Earp. Last week, it was announced that this season will unfortunately be its last, of a show that has included several queer characters in prominent roles during its run. Watch the trailer below and catch the final episodes starting March 5 on Syfy. In more TV news, out producer Lee Daniels is attached to executive produce the pilot The Spook Who Sat by the Door, based on the novel of the same name which follows the first African-American CIA agent.
5) A trailer has been released for new HBO Max series Generation, which follows a group of teenagers exploring their sexuality. The main ensemble includes several queer characters, and the cast is lead by out actor Justice Smith and includes trans actress Nava Mau. Watch the trailer below and catch the series on March 11. HBO Max has also renewed comedy Search Party for a fifth season, and out creator Charles Rodgers and Sarah-Violet Bliss have also signed a two-year deal with the streamer to create more original content for them. The cast also has been announced for a new untitled HBO Max comedy starring Jean Smart. The cast includes out talent Johnny Sibilly and Meg Stalter among others. See the full cast here.
6) Out actress Jasika Nicole has been cast on Peacock’s Punky Brewster as Lauren, a lawyer and the love interest for returning character Cherie from the original series. Check out Nicole’s interview with GLAAD’s Anthony Ramos below where she talks about her new role below. More details have been released about the iCarly revival coming to Paramount+, which will follow the characters of the original Nickelodeon show, while adding new ones. One of the new characters will be Carly’s new best friend is will be pansexual and trying to work in the fashion industry after her family lost all their money.
7) GLAAD Media Award-nominated singer and drag star Trixie Mattel released a cover of Violent Femmes’ “Blister in the Sun” last week, as well as an accompanying music video. Listen to the single here and watch the video below.
8) Out singer Rebecca Black has released a remix of her viral single of ten years ago “Friday.” The remix features queer music icon Big Freedia, as well as Dorian Electra and 3OH!3. Listen to the song here and watch the video below.
9) The winners of the 2021 Kidscreen Awards have been announced, with the prize of Best Live-Action Series going to Hulu’s First Day, which follows a trans girl in middle school. Other inclusive wins are Adventure Time: Distant Lands and short film Love is Love. See all the winners here.
10) The nominees for the 26th Annual Critic Choice Awards for film have been announced. Among the LGBTQ-inclusive nominees are Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom for best picture, as well as nominations for stars Chadwick Boseman and Viola Davis, and the cast in Best Acting Ensemble, as well as Best Adapted Screenplay. Inclusive films The Life Ahead and Two of Us received nominations in Best Foreign Language Film, as did The Forty-Year-Old Version and The Prom in Best Comedy. See the full list of nominees here.