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) The official trailer has been released for Hulu upcoming documentary Changing the Game. The film follows teen transgender athletes – Sarah, a skier in New Hampshire, Mack, a wrester from Texas, and Andraya and Terry, runners in Connecticut – as they navigate their unique struggles and passions. The film, produced by GLAAD’s own Alex Schmider, will be released on Hulu June 1. Watch the trailer below.
2) A trailer has been released for The Nowhere Inn, an upcoming film from out singer St. Vincent and out filmmaker and musician Carrie Brownstein. The film stars St. Vincent as herself, having Brownstein make a documentary about her music and her off-stage self, just Annie, but things go sideways as her two identities class in a surreal way. The film will open on September 17; watch the trailer below.
3) The film Everybody’s Talking About Jamie will be released on Amazon Prime this fall instead of a theatrical run. The film, based on the musical of the same name follows teenager Jamie who dreams of a life on stage, and finds this through the art of drag. It will be released on Amazon on September 17. In more film news, Out filmmaker Angela Robinson has signed on to direct a remake of The Hunger for Warner Bros. with Greg Berlanti as one of the producers. The original 1983 film followed a vampire who seduced men and women alike for her immortality. Out director Kyle Patrick Alvarez has been tapped to direct upcoming Disney+ science fiction film Crater, following a boy growing up on a Lunar colony who goes to explore a mysterious crater with his friends.
4) HBO has announced that their new documentary Legends of the Underground will be released on June 29. The film follows the fight against discrimination in Nigeria, showing individuals who fight for the freedom of their gender identity and sexual orientation against the state through youth-led underground movements. Another documentary announced is Vice’s Vice Versa: The Neglected Pandemic, 40 Years of HIV & AIDS. The doc, narrated by Jonathan Van Ness, and featuring Americans living with HIV, including actor Javier Muñoz, will premiere on Vice on June 2.
Coming June 2ndhttps://t.co/aPuLVCrCw7
— Javier Muñoz (@JMunozActor) May 17, 2021
5) A trailer has been released for season four of Netflix’s Élite. The new season sees a new family on the scene stirring things up, including siblings Mencía, who will serve as a love interest for bi character Rebeka, and Patrick, who sets his sights on couple Ander and Omar. Season four of Élite will be released on June 18. In more TV news, out actor Sara Ramírez has been cast in the new Sex in the City series at HBO Max. Ramírez, who is queer and non-binary themselves will play queer and non-binary character Che Diaz, a stand-up comedian who hosts a radio show that often features Carrie Bradshaw.
6) The trailer has been released for season two of Hulu’s Love, Victor. The season picks up where season one left off, with Victor coming out to his parents and returning to Creekwood high as an out gay student, while navigating his new relationship with Benji. All episodes will be released of season two on June 11 on Hulu; watch the trailer below. In more news, ABC has renewed several of their LGBTQ-inclusive series including A Million Little Things, The Conners, Home Economics, Grey’s Anatomy, Station 19, and more. See the full list here.
7) Disney’s The Owl House has been renewed for a third season before its second season premiere on June 12. The show made headlines last year for a romance between protagonist Luz and her classmate Amity, making it the first Disney Channel show with a bisexual lead. The second and third season will continue their story, as well as include out voice guest stars Harvey Guillén and Nik Dodani. In more Disney Channel news, the upcoming Zombies 3 has added to the cast. Non-binary actor Terry Hu has joined the cast as A-Spen, a non-binary alien who is a newcomer in Seabrook.
— Dana Terrace (@DanaTerrace) May 17, 2021
8) The trailer has been released for season two of Netflix’s Feel Good. The show stars out comedian Mae Martin as comedian and addict Mae, who continues their complicated relationship with George that began in season one. Feel Good will be released on Netflix on June 4; watch the trailer below. Out singer Adam Lambert has been added to the judge’s panel of new reality competition series Clash of the Cover Bands. The E! show, hosted by Stephen “tWitch” Boss, will have cover bands go head to head to see who can deliver the best performance.
9) Comedian Michelle Buteau has a new series on discovery+, Weekend Getaway, where she takes a celebrity pal on a fun adventure. The show includes an episode with out comedian Tig Notaro on the coast of Mississippi. The show will premiere on June 10; watch the trailer here. Drag queen and musician Trixie Mattel will also be getting her own series on discovery+, a hotel renovation series called Trixie Motel.
BREAKING: Palm Springs is getting a facelift in my new @discovery+ renovation series, Trixie Motel. Coming next year, the show will follow me and my famous friends as we create the glossiest Drag motel of your wildest fever-dreams! #TrixieMotel pic.twitter.com/mIADHoRofs
— Trixie Mattel™ (@trixiemattel) May 20, 2021
10) Out singer Lil Nas X released a new single and video “Sun Goes Down” today. Listen to the song here and watch the video below. Red Hot + Free is an upcoming HIV/AIDS benefit album that will features tracks from many out LGBTQ artists including Billy Porter, San Sparro, The Aces, Tituss Burgess, Bright Light Bright Light, and more. It harkens back to a previous benefit album from the 90s, and will be released on July 2.
11) Out singer Lucy Daucus has released a new song and video “VBS,” off of her upcoming album Home Video. Pre-order the album here and watch the video below! Queer singer St. Lenox released a new song and video “The Great Blue Heron (Song of Solomon)” off of his upcoming album Ten Songs of Worship and Praise for out Tumultuous Times. Pre-order the album here and watch the video here.