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) New Yorkers who haven’t seen Madeleine Olnek’s feature debut, Codependent Lesbian Space Alien Seeks Same, have another chance, starting tonight. The film that was recently nominated by the Gotham Awards as a “Best Film Not Playing at a Theater Near You” will have a weeklong engagement at the reRun Gastropub Theater in Brooklyn. Even better, tickets are free to anyone who shows up at least thirty minutes early and spends $7 on food and drink. Watch the trailer below and head here for screening times and more details.
2) Also for those in New York City this week, you can catch a screening of Rain in Summer as part of the 8th NYC Downtown Short Film Festival - Audience Choice Screenings Competition. The short is about a New Yorker named Cass who is having difficulties moving on from her past relationship to Greg. One evening, Cass’ best friend invites her to a lesbian party where Cass meets the charismatic Amanda. Ultimately Amanda convinces Cass to confront Greg which leads to something nobody expected. The screening will take place on Thursday, January 12, at 8 p.m. at the Duo Theatre (62 East 4th Street, New York, NY 10003). Watch the video below and head here to find out more.
3) Waving his left hand in the air and showing off his wedding ring, out designer Isaac Mizrahi announced his marriage to longtime boyfriend Arnold Germer on The Wendy Williams Show. Mizrahi and Germer were married on November 30 at City Hall in New York City. While the couple had a small private ceremony, they plan on spending their one-year anniversary with a much bigger celebration surrounded by family and friends.
4) Gareth Thomas moved in to the British Big Brother House last night. The out rugby player has signed up for the UK version of Celebrity Big Brother and will be joining eleven other contestants, including actor Michael Madsen and The Only Way is Essex’s Kirk Norcross.
5) Filmmaker Dan Alencastre is back with a follow-up to his documentary En El Fuego (In the Fire). Five years ago he went to his native city of Lima, Peru, and documented the lives of trans women and LGBT advocates as they voiced their need for legal protections. He took his new project El Fuego Dentro (The Fire Inside) to Kickstarter to continue to tell the stories of these individuals and their personal growth as the movement for equality becomes stronger in the country. Watch the video below and head to the project’s Kickstarter page to find out more.