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) A new biopic about author Carson McCullers will include her close friendship with gay playwright Tennessee Williams. The writer of such classics as Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, A Streetcar Named Desire, and The Glass Menagerie, will be played by actor (and Tom Hardy look-a-like) Logan Marshall Green, who can next be seen in the highly-anticipated Prometheus. McCullers will be played by Jenna Malone in the film to be directed by Deborah Kampeier.
2) Pickups of new fall TV series have begun in advance of next week’s upfront presentation to advertisers in New York. Among them is The New Normal, a new multi-camera comedy from Glee and American Horror Story creator Ryan Murphy that follows a gay couple, played by Justin Bartha and Andrew Rannells, trying to start a family with a waitress who agrees to be their surrogate.
3) Entertainment Weekly has the first full-length video from the next season of The Glee Project. Among the very diverse competitors this season are Tyler, a trans man and Dani, a self-described “lesbian who looks like Justin Bieber.” Watch a preview of the video below and head to Entertainment Weekly’s website to see it in its entirety.
4) Fans of Adam Lambert are waiting with baited breath for the release of his sophomore album, Trespassing, on Tuesday. In the meantime Glamberts can get their fill of the pop idol by heading to Time’s website for an exclusive interview and check out below the video for his single ‘Better Than I Know Myself.’
5) Beth Ditto of the indie rock band Gossip has announced her engagement to her partner Kristen and their plan to wed in Hawaii in June 2013. The musician is busy promoting the band’s upcoming album, set to be released this month. Listen to ‘Move in the Right Direction’ from their fifth album below.
6) Filmmakers Arles Cheung and Robert Delaney are looking for help to finish their project Capital, a film that follows several characters involved in the disappearance of a documentary filmmaker, including a drifter, a bi-national photographer, and an American journalist. Capital has already completed production in Hong Kong, Macau, Shenzhen, and Bejing, but needs to shoot its second half in Toronto. Check out the film’s trailer below, and click here to find out more information.