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) Sundance favorite film Ma Belle, My Beauty opens in limited release this weekend. From out filmmaker Marion hill, the film follows a married couple Bertie and Fred, who reunite in France with Lane, a woman from their past who used to be in a polyamorous relationship with both of them. Click here for tickets and watch the trailer below!
2) The final trailer has been released for Marvel’s Eternals. The film follows a group of Eternals, aliens who have lived on earth for thousands of years to protect them from the Deviants. It also features Brian Tyree Henry as Phastos, one of the Eternals who is gay. Watch the trailer below and catch the film on November 5.
3) In casting news, out actor Aubrey Plaza will play the leading role in upcoming film Emily The Criminal as well as producing. The film follows the Plaza as the titular Emily who gets involved in a credit card scam to get out of debt, and falls into the LA criminal world. Out actor Luke MacFarlane has been cast in Bros as the co-lead opposite Billy Eichner. The film follows the two men as they attempt a monogamous relationship, despite both of their commitment issues. Out actors Jesse Tyler Ferguson and Jane Lynch have been cast in Ivy & Bean, a series of Netflix film adaptations of the popular book series of the same name. The films follow the misadventures of two very different best friend.
— Aubrey Plaza (@evilhag) August 18, 2021
4) A trailer has been released for the fourth and final season of Netflix’s Dear White People, from out creator Justin Simien. The season follows the characters in their senior year as they attempt to put on a Black 90s musical, but are protested. It will be released on the streamer on September 22. In more Netflix news, Never Have I Ever, the young adult comedy from Mindy Kaling, has been renewed for a third season. The show features lesbian character Fabiola among the ensemble; the first two seasons are currently streaming on Netflix.
5) The first trailer has come out of HBO docuseries Nuclear Family. The series follows the filmmaker Ry Russo-Young’s family, a lesbian couple who found themselves being sued by one of the sperm donors of their children, Ry and Cade. The series premieres on September 26; watch the trailer below.
6) Out producer Ryan Murphy has two more scripted anthology projects in the works at FX. American Sports Story will follow a prominent sports event through todays world, the first series covering Aaron Hernandez. American Love Story will follow love stories that had massive followings, with the first season following John F Kennedy Jr. and Carolyn Bessette.
7) A date has been set for the second season of Starz’ Hightown, which stars out actress Monica Raymund as a lesbian detective Jackie, who is investigating drug-related crimes in Provincetown. The show will return on October 17. Jesse James Keitel, an actor who is trans, has been cast in the upcoming Queer as Folk reboot from Peacock. They will play “a trans, semi-reformed party girl who is struggling to grow up.”
— Hightown (@HightownSTARZ) August 19, 2021
8) Out singer Orla Gartland released her newest album Woman on the Internet today. Listen to the album here! Out singer Melissa Etheridge released new single “As Cool As You Try” on Thursday, along with a music video. It’s the third single off her album One Way Out, which will be released on September 17. Preorder the album here; and watch the video below!