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 trailer for upcoming Hulu horror film Jagged Mind dropped this week! The film follows Billie, who is plagued by blackouts, as she discovers she’s caught in a series of time loops that may somehow be related to her new girlfriend Alex. Billie is played by out queer actress Maisie Richardson-Sellers, and Alex is played by queer actress Shannon Woodward. Don’t miss Jagged Mind when it drops on Hulu on June 15!
She’ll do anything to keep you.
— Hulu (@hulu) June 1, 2023
2.) Masc, a series of 19 films about “trans men, butch lesbians, and gender-nonconforming heroes” co-curated by GLAAD’s own Jenni Olson, is out on the Criterion Channel now! The series spotlights over four decades of cinema in search of complex depictions of masculine identity outside of cisgender men, including fiction and documentary pieces in its lineup. Check out all of the films that comprise Masc, out now!
3.) HBO’s comedy Somebody, Somewhere was renewed for a third season this week! In the sophomore season, Sam (Bridget Everett) continues to find solace in singing with her community of outsiders while settling into a comfortable routine with Joel (out actor and comedian Jeff Hiller). Trans drag king and comedian Murray Hill also reprises his role as Fred, a University soil scientist by day, and Master of Ceremonies in a flashy suit by night. We can’t wait to see what happens in season three!
— HBO (@HBO) June 1, 2023
4.) Showtime released a trailer for upcoming miniseries Fellow Travelers. Based on the novel by Thomas Mallon, the series follows the relationship of Hawk and Tim (portrayed by out actors Matt Bomer and Jonathan Bailey respectively), through three decades of American history. The ups and downs of their relationship go from McCarthyism to the Vietnam war to the AIDS crisis of the ’80s. The series will premiere on Paramount+ with Showtime this fall.
5.) Indie-pop band The Aces released their third album, titled I’ve Loved You For So Long, this week! The queer quartet from Utah reflects on their childhoods and Mormonism in this project, tapping into 80s and 90s sounds to round out the sounds of the album. Check it out now!
6.) There’s been a lot of queer music released in the last few weeks just in time for pride, so get excited! Last week, Big Freedia released their new single “Bigfoot,” and also announced their album Central City, out June 23. Donna Missal also released a single last week, titled “Move Me,” in anticipation of her album Revel, out June 16. Rayvon Owen also released a new single, titled “Work It,” last week.
7.) Palehound released the new single “My Evil” on Wednesday, alongside a lyric video that pays homage to The Sopranos. Out artist Jess Kallen released the single “Exotherm” this week, and Jules Paymer released the single “Mommy Issues,” which, according to the video, harmed no therapists in its making. Rio Romeo released their new single “Everyday is the Best Day of My Life” today, and Samuel Warburton released the single “Erwhon.” In addition, Raegan released the single “WALTZ” about coming out to her parents. Finally, history-making Juno and Polaris Prize-winning rapper Haviah Mighty has shared her new single “Huh!”
8.) The beloved coloring book-inspired game, Chicory: A Colorful Tale, has finally been ported to Xbox One and Xbox Series X/S. When the world suddenly loses its color, it’s up to you to bring it back with the help of your trusty Brush. Chicory is a charming game that expertly deals with depression, feelings of inadequacy, and recognizing one’s self-worth through a series of puzzles, compelling boss fights, and the support of friends that you make along the way. A plethora of queer characters also populate the world, from Pickle, a nonbinary fennec fox, to Beans and Pepper, a cat and skunk sapphic couple. Chicory emphasizes the strength in our differences and the importance of breaking toxic cycles – a message that is sure to resonate with all. Chicory: A Colorful Tale is available now on the Xbox Game Pass, PS4, PS5, Nintendo Switch, and Steam.