Every week, The GLAAD Wrap brings you LGBT-related entertainment news highlights, fresh stuff to watch out for, and fun diversions to help you kick off the weekend.
1) Kill Your Darlings is the true story of how the celebrated friendship between Allen Ginsberg (Daniel Radcliffe), Jack Kerouac (Jack Huston) and William Burroughs (Ben Foster) started with a murder. Set in 1944 at Columbia University, the film examines the beginnings of the three men that came to define the Beat generation, including the openly gay Ginsberg. The film was written by John Krokidas and Austin Bunn, directed by Krokidas and released by Sony Pictures Classics. Kill Your Darlings opened for limited release October 16. Check out the trailer below!
2) Bent-Con, the LGBT Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror Comics, Games, Movies, and Books convention, announced its guest lineup for 2013. Included at this year's convention will be Claudia Christian from Babylon 5, Tom Kenny of SpongeBob SquarePants fame, TV writer Jane Espenson, and others. Bent-Con runs November 8th-10th at the Burbank Marriott and Convention Center, in Burbank, California. More information can be found at www.bent-con.org.
3) MTV's new documentary Generation Cyro focuses on 17-year-old lesbian, Breeanna, as she searches for her sperm donor. Breeanna, daughter of two moms, locates her half siblings through the Donor Sibling Registry, and together, they search for their donor. In addition, the show will also focus on Breeanna's mothers and Breeanna's own love life. Generation Cyro is produced by Off the Fence, and the six-part series will debut Monday, November 25. Check out the trailer below!
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4) MTV renewed Teen Wolf for a fourth season, with the addition of a talk show, starting in the second half of the current season. The talk show, Wolf Watch, will be hosted by Jill Wagner, who plays Kate Argent on Teen Wolf. According to MTV, Teen Wolf is the network's highest rated show, and they hope to build on its popularity with the addition of the talk show, which will feature members of the Teen Wolf cast and other celebrities. Wolf Watch will debut after Teen Wolf starting Monday, January 6 at 10 p.m. ET/PT.
5) Inter-species lesbian couple, Madame Vastra (Neve McIntosh) and Jenny (Georgia Moffett) will be returning to Doctor Who! The lesbian couple was last seen on the series at the end of the seventh season finale, when Jenny died. Thanks to time travel and Madame Vastra; however, Jenny was resurrected, and they will be back again with their sidekick Strax. The new series of Doctor Who begins in 2014.
6) The La Femme Film Festival in Los Angeles features two films with LGBT themes in its lineup this year, including the feature Submerged, which follows student named Jordan as she takes advantage of new experiences as a university student and an athlete. In addition, Teri Polo from ABC Family's The Foster's, will receive the Innovative Image Award at the closing awards ceremony. The La Femme Film Festival runs October 17-20 at LA Live Regal Theaters in Los Angeles. For show times and more information, visit their website, http://www.lafemme.org.
7) The independent documentary project, Women and the Word, is raising funds through Kickstarter. Jade Foster dreamed of creating a safe space for LGBT women of color, and the result of Foster's vision was a five-woman group of poets and musicians visiting eight cities across the country. The film follows the women's tour around the country and important conversations they have along the way about gender identity, sexuality, family, and black female visibility. Check out the trailer below and visit Women and the Word's Kickstarter page to donate and support.