Each 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) Bridegroom, the documentary about a gay couple struck by tragedy and the discrimination that resulted from the lack of marriage protections for lesbian and gay couples, will make its world premiere at the 2013 Tribeca Film Festival on April 23 and the film's first trailer was just released. On the first anniversary of his partner Tom Bridegroom’s death, Shane Bitney Crone posted a YouTube video titled “It Could Happen to You” about their relationship and Tom’s death that has since received over 3 million views. Bridegroom, directed and produced by Linda Bloodworth-Thomason (Designing Women), blew through its funding goal to become one of the highest funded films in Kickstarter history. Watch the Bridegroom trailer below.
2) Ellen DeGeneres will return as the voice of blue tang fish Dory in Finding Dory, the sequel to Pixar's 2003 film Finding Nemo. The film, set to hit theaters on November 25, 2015, will pick up a year after the original and will follow Dory as she is "reunited with her loved ones, learning a few things about the meaning of family along the way." Finding Nemo won the Best Animated Feature Oscar and has gone on to become the fourth highest-grossing animated film worldwide. Watch Ellen's announcement below.
3) Next Tuesday (April 9) at 7:30pm, the GLAAD Media Award nominated film Codebreaker will be screening in San Francisco, Chicago, New York and Galesburg, IL. Executive Producer and creator Patrick Sammon will be attending the Chicago screening and taking part in a post screening Q&A. To find out where and purchase tickets, visit http://tickets.todpix.com/codebreaker/
4) The story of Archie's out student, Kevin Keller, introduced in 2010, is now expanding to a new format: a hardcover young adult novel. The new book, Kevin, is due out April 18 and will look at his middle-school years as a military kid, facing prom at his new school, a female friend who is interested in him, and a boy he is interested in who ignores Kevin. Paul Kupperberg, the author who wrote last year's Life with Archie #16 featuring Kevin's wedding, is the book's author.
5) Glee star and New York Times bestselling author Chris Colfer’s third book The Land of Stories: The Enchantress Returns will hit stores August 6, Entertainment Weekly reports. The novel follows last year's The Land of Stories: The Wishing Spell about the modern-day fairytale adventures of twin sister and brother, Alex and Connor Bailey, who fall into a storybook and come face-to-face with the characters they’ve read about. In this novel, the twins must return to the Land of Stories when their mother is kidnapped by the evil Enchantress who cursed Sleeping Beauty.
6) Eat with Me is a food dramedy that follows a middle-aged Asian American mother who has always hidden her feelings, until one day she leaves her husband and moves in with her out son Elliot as she tries to discover who she really is. The film is seeking funding help to cover the costs of filming and editing. Learn more at the Eat with Me Kickstarter page and watch the film's trailer below.