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.) Get in loser, the official trailer for Mean Girls has arrived! This musical comedy brings a fresh twist to a modern classic, featuring gay actor Jaquel Spivey as Damian, and bisexual actresses and singers Reneé Rapp and Auli’i Cravalho as Regina George and Janis, respectively. Check out the trailer below and don’t miss Mean Girls in theaters January 12, 2024!
2.) The Marvels hits theaters today. In the Captain Marvel sequel, Captain Marvel has reclaimed her identity from the tyrannical Kree and taken revenge on the Supreme Intelligence. But unintended consequences see Carol shouldering the burden of a destabilized universe. Watch the final trailer below, which confirms the return of beloved queer character Valkyrie, played by out actress Tessa Thompson!
3.) This weekend, MSNBC Films presents Serving in Secret: Love, Country, and Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell, the latest installment of The Turning Point documentary series. The film traces the U.S. military’s long history of discrimination against the LGBTQ community and one couple’s personal journey for acceptance. Watch Serving in Secret Sunday at 10pm ET on MSNBC or streaming on Peacock and check out the official trailer below. For more information, find details about Wednesday’s VIP screening, hosted by GLAAD, The Advocate and MSNBC Films with TIME Studios!
4.) Queer comedian, writer, producer, and actress Ayo Edebiri is set to star in the upcoming A24 horror pic Opus. Though specifics are under wraps, the film is said to center on an iconic pop star’s return following his decades-long disappearance. Opus will also feature gay Emmy winner Murray Bartlett; stay tuned for character details! In other film news, out Emmy-winning actress Holland Taylor will star in Motherland, an indie drama from MPI Original Films. The pic follows Cora (Miriam Silverman), who forms a protective bond with her estranged daughter Zinnia (Emily Arancio) in an alternate reality where parents are forbidden from knowing or raising their children.
Ayo Edebiri & John Malkovich To Topline A24 Horror ‘Opus’; Murray Bartlett, Amber Midthunder & Others Also Aboard, With Juliette Lewis In Talks (click photo below for story) https://t.co/Te608WevAv
— Deadline Hollywood (@DEADLINE) November 8, 2023
5.) Queer and nonbinary Golden Globe winner Emma Corrin is starring in the forthcoming film Peaches. Set in contemporary Hong Kong, the film follows two spoiled best friends who scam sugar daddies for a living. In additional film news, Dalton’s Dream, a queer coming-of-age story about Jamaican singer Dalton Harris, has been selected at DOC NYC festival and is having its North American premiere tonight at 6:30pm EST at Village East by Angelika. Made over five years, the film tells the story of Dalton’s life growing up in Jamaica and then being catapulted into the public eye after winning the X-Factor UK competition. Buy your tickets now and stick around for a Q&A with the creators after the screening!
6.) Freeform has released a first-look at the midseason premiere of Good Trouble, returning January 2! The GLAAD Media Award-nominated drama series picks up as the Coterie crew continue to lean on each other and navigate the next stage of adulthood. The ensemble features queer characters Alice (bisexual actress Sherry Cola), Malika (bisexual actress Zuri Adele), Gael (Tommy Martinez), Angelica (bisexual actress Yasmine Aker), and more. Also in January, Freeform debuts Chrissy & Dave Dine Out, an unscripted series where Chrissy Teigen and David Chang take viewers on a tour of the Los Angeles restaurant scene alongside gay actor, comedian, and producer Joel Kim Booster. Watch the Good Trouble teaser below!
7.) In honor of Native American History Month, Two-Spirit electronic rock artist Marx Cassity released the album 2Sacred, which tackles themes of climate change, discrimination against LGBTQ and Native youth, the power of community and suicide awareness. The video for lead single “How Long,” filmed on the Osage Nation Reservation, portrays the journey of a Two-Spirit youth struggling with their identity and eventually embracing it with the help of community– check it out below. Additionally, queer electro pop rising star girli has debuted her heartaching anthem “Nothing Hurts Like A Girl,” alongside a musical video!
8.) Bisexual Grammy-nominated artist Chika has shared the music video for her new single “Truth or Dare,” featured on her acclaimed debut SAMSON: The Album. Watch the “Truth or Dare” video below! Out singer-songwriter Jamie Hannah has also released a new single entitled “Dragonfly;” check out the music video and listen to his extraordinary vocal range spanning four octives! In more music news, out winner of RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars season two, Alaska, has debuted her 2016 Poundcake album on vinyl for the very first time. The album features RuPaul’s Drag Race contestants Adore Delano, Gia Gunn, and Miss Fortune; purchase your copy today while supplies last!
9.) Queer dream folk meets indie rock artist Ali Coyle has unveiled the music video to new single “Dreamkiller.” The “Dreamkiller” video shares a narrative journey of realization, empowerment, and friendship, presented with a dark and comedic undertone. Finally, pansexual boundary-breaking rap visionary Baby Tate shares the official music video for single “Grip,” off her newly released EP, Baby Tate Presents — Sexploration: The Musical. In January, Tate is taking the Broadway-inspired experience across the US; watch the music video below and buy your Sexploitation tour tickets today!
10.) Queer interdisciplinary Cree artist Kent Monkman has released the first volume of The Memoir of Miss Chief Eagle Testickle: A True and Exact Accounting of the History of Turtle Island. Written from the perspective of his Two-Spirit alter-ego, who reverses the colonial gaze to challenge received notions of history and Indigenous peoples, Volume One examines the tragedies of the nineteenth century through present day including the legacy of colonial violence in the children’s work camps, the Sixties Scoop, and the urban disconnection of contemporary life. Buy your very own copy today!
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11.) Halloween might have passed, but spooky never goes out of season. Doomsday Paradise is a new gender-inclusive dating sim that features a cast of silly, stylish, and sometimes supernatural romance options. It contains over 100 endings and 400 unique scenarios, allowing for endless replayability to explore all the romance options and various complications that an impending apocalypse might bring. Find your forever partner, become a notorious heartbreaker, or focus on saving the world. No playthrough is ever the same in Doomsday Paradise, available to purchase now on Steam.
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