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) Lightyear is out today in theaters. The origin story of Buzz Lightyear from Toy Story, the film follows the marooned space ranger (Chris Evans) as he and his robotic cat Sox (Peter Sohn) attempt to return home. However, instead they must confront a massive army of merciless robots captained by Zurg to defend their fuel source. Uzo Aduba plays Buzz’s best friend and lesbian character Alisha Hawthorne. Watch the trailer for Lightyear below, and buy tickets here.
2) Romcom My Fake Boyfriend is out on Amazon Prime Video today. Andrew’s (out actor Keiynan Lonsdale) nosey friends (Dylan Sprouse and Sarah Hyland) help him stay away from his toxic ex-boyfriend by creating fake social media boyfriend “Cristiano.” However, once Cristiano goes viral across the globe, Andrew meets charismatic restaurant owner Rafi, and must simultaneously end the online facade, elude his envious ex, and successfully win Rafi’s heart. Watch the trailer for My Fake Boyfriend below an stream the film on Amazon today!
3) The teaser trailer for romantic drama My Policeman features Harry Styles as a closeted gay policeman. Adapted from Bethan Roberts’ 2012 novel, the film follows Tom Burgess (Styles) as he simultaneously dates school teacher Marrion (out actor Emma Corrin) and secretly romances museum curator Patrick Hazelwood (out actor David Dawson), as it’s illegal to be gay in 1957 Brighton. The film jumps between Burgess’s complex love triangle in the ‘50s and Patrick’s reintroduction into Tom and Marion’s tumultuous lives in the ‘90s after he suffers a stroke.
4) Out actor Nico Santos has been cast in upcoming Marvel blockbuster Guardians of the Galaxy 3. Santos’s role and the film’s plot are under wraps, but the previous films centered around alien-human hybrid Peter Quill (Chris Pratt), also known as Star-Lord, as he and his band of intergalactic outlaws rush to rescue the universe from a multitude of menaces.
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5) Award-winning LGBTQ coming-of-age flick Sweetheart has been acquired by Film Movement. Nell Barlow stars as young woman AJ who reluctantly joins her family and boyfriend for a week along the Dorset coast. However, AJ’s life transforms once she catches sight of resident lifeguard Isla (Ella-Rae Smith).
— Screen International (@Screendaily) June 13, 2022
6) Focus Features is set to release Spoiler Alert: The Hero Dies December 2, 2022 at limited theaters in New York, Los Angeles, and San Francisco, then release it more widely later that month. Based on Michael Ausiello’s best-selling memoir, the film will span the eleven months between Ausiello’s photographer partner Kit Cowan’s terminal cancer diagnosis and Kit’s passing. This tragic, funny, and heartwarming story highlights Michael and Kit’s 14-year relationship from the beginning and how Kit’s illness only intensified their love for each other.
Focus Features has set a limited theatrical release for ‘Spoiler Alert: The Hero Dies’ in New York, Los Angeles and San Francisco on December 2, 2022 https://t.co/gocsOY1FsR
— Deadline Hollywood (@DEADLINE) June 15, 2022
7) Oscilloscope will theatrically release the renowned documentary Anonymous Club in Los Angeles and New York City Jule 15. The film follows singler/songwriter Courtney Barnett over a three-year period as she embarks on a world tour for her album Tell Me How You Really Feel and features narration from her audio diary, authentic insight into her creative process, and the darker sides of her rise to fame. Watch the trailer below:
8) First-look images are out for season five of The Handmaid’s Tale. In this season, June (Elizabeth Moss) must reckon with the repercussions of killing Commander Waterford and simultaneously grapples with her intentions and self, while she, her husband Luke (O-T Fagbenle), and her queer best friend Moira (out actress Samira Wiley) battle Gilead from afar and strive to rescue June’s daughter Hannah. Meanwhile, recently widowed Commander’s Wife Serena (Yvonne Strahovski) capitalizes on Gilead’s increasing influence in Canada to raise her own profile, while Commander Lawrence (Bradley Whitford) and Aunt Lydia (Ann Dowd) collaborate to overtake and reform Gilead.
‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ Season 5 Hulu release date, cast, trailer, plot https://t.co/f6md8D1gtU
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9) The official trailer for Hulu’s second season of Only Murders in the Building is out now. After Arconia Board President Bunny Folger’s (Jayne Houdyshell) astonishing murder, Charles (Steve Martin), Oliver (Martin Short) & Mabel (Selena Gomez) rush to find out who killed her. Unfortunately, the trio is now publicly implicated in Bunny’s death, their neighbors think they murdered Bunny, and they must contend with a competing podcast. Out actress Cara Delevingne plays Alice, a chic art gallery owner and Mabel’s love interest. Additionally, out actor Neil Patrick Harris has been cast in Doctor Who as, according to showrunner Russell T. Davies, “the greatest enemy the Doctor has ever faced.”
10) HBO Max has renewed the Emmy award-winning and GLAAD Media Award-nominated comedy series Hacks for a third season. Hacks follows the Vegas comedy legend Deborah Vance (Jean Smart) and her new young writer, Ava Daniels (out bi actress Hannah Einbinder). The show also stars out talent Carl Clemons-Hopkins, Meg Stalter, Poppy Liu and Mark Idelicato.
11) The music video for Rina Sawayama’s new single “This Hell ” is out now (watch it below!), the music video for Todrick Hall’s single “Sorry Barbie” is out now (watch it here!) and MIKA’s new single “Yo Yo” is out now (watch the music video here!) Additionally, Hercules and Love Affair’s album In Amber is out today (stream it here) and queer artist Tanzer’s art installation Disco Instamatic featuring her new single “Deep Fried Disco” is out now (watch the music video
12) Season two of Call Me Mother has been announced by rising podcast studio Novel and host Shon Faye. The podcast chronicles the lives, opinions, and wisdom of trailblazing LGBTQ elders, and the second season will emphasize conversations with LGBTQ youth as well. The first episode will drop June 24, 2022. Listen to the trailer here.