The GLAAD Wrap: A Lady Gaga Movie, New Frank Ocean Music and ABC Sitcoms Move Nights
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) Lady Gaga announced on Twitter this week that fashion photographer Terry Richardson is creating a movie about Gaga’s life, the creation of her upcoming album ARTPOP and her relationship with her Little Monsters. Gaga previously collaborated with Richardson on her 2011 photo book Lady Gaga x Terry Richardson. The ARTPOP album does not yet have a release date, but is expected in early 2013 and Gaga has said the album will come as an interactive app filled with multimedia content for fans.
2) ABC has announced that LGBT-inclusive sitcoms Happy Endings and Don’t Trust the B---- in Apt. 23 will be moving to Sunday nights to replace the cancelled 666 Park Avenue beginning January 6. Happy Endings will air at 10:00pm with Don’t Trust the B following. The move means that both series will air twice a week for a few weeks, in the Sunday night spot as well as their regular Tuesday evening times.
3) Neil Patrick Harris’ CBS ensemble comedy How I Met Your Mother has been renewed for a ninth season. The series will soon see the return of Rachel Bilson as Cindy, the lesbian roommate of the woman Ted will eventually marry.
4) Out Grammy-nominated musician Frank Ocean this week released a song he wrote for Quentin Tarantino’s Django Unchained that was cut from the film at the last minute. Tarantino said of the decision to axe the song, “There just wasn’t a scene for it… I didn’t want to cheapen his effort.” The track, “Wiseman,” was posted by Ocean on Tumblr this week as an early Christmas gift for fans with the comment, “Django was ill without it.” Listen to "Wiseman" below.
5) The Posterchildren is a new young adult superhero novel series seeking funding help; while they have already passed the funding goal to print an initial run of the first book, the new stretch goals will fund the second novel plus additional content detailing the world and characters. The series follows Malek Underwood, a top-ranking student at Maillardet’s Academy for the Future of Humanity where he is training to control his power of reality manipulation and shape the future. His best friend is a lesbian with super speed named Zipporah Chance. Together the friends learn the real world is far more complex than grades and tests or even “good guys” and “bad guys.” Visit The Posterchildren’s indiegogo page for more information and watch the trailer detailing the series’ universe below.
This month the United States Supreme Court will issue decisions on two cases critical to marriage equality. GLAAD is working with media outlets and couples around the country to push for marriage. Follow GLAAD for up to date news about the Supreme Court's decision at www.glaad.org/marriage