The GLAAD Wrap: A French Tomboy, LGBT India, and Skyrim is Released

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)  While J. Edgar (which opened Wednesday) is certainly the big LGBT-related film release of the week, if you’re in NY, there will be a smaller film worth checking out next Wednesday as well.  The French film Tomboy is the story of a child named Laure who takes the opportunity provided by moving to a new neighborhood over the summer to begin living as a boy named Mikael.  Watch the film’s trailer below.

 

2) Also of interest to NY, filmmaker Sonali Gulati will present her latest work, I Am, at the Long Island Gay & Lesbian Film Festival on Saturday, November 12 at 3 p.m.  Gulati’s film chronicles her return to Delhi after eleven years to “finally confront the loss of her mother who she never came out to.”  In conversations with other Indian parents of gay and lesbian children, she examines how identity relates to family in a country where “being gay was until recently a punishable offense.”

 

3) One of the most hotly anticipated video games of the year is finally being released today, and it’s a title that has LGBT gamers highly intrigued.  The epic fantasy game Skyrim allows players to wander a vast Nordic world doing just about anything they choose, be it taking part in the massive central storyline or buying a house and finding someone to marry.  According to one of the game’s reps, that person can also be someone of the same gender as your character, making it the latest in a line of high-profile games to include same-sex romantic options.

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GLAAD has released its second annual 'Studio Responsibility Index,' a report that maps the quantity, quality and diversity of images of LGBT people in films released by the seven largest motion picture studios during the 2013 calendar year.