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) The GLAAD Media Award nominated film Reaching for the Moon is now available for digital purchase and will be released DVD next week. Starring Miranda Otto and Gloria Pires, the film is based on the true story of Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Elizabeth Bishop's complicated relationship with architect Lota de Macedo Soares. The film has received great reviews and numerous awards on the festival circuit, including the Outfest Audience Award for Best Feature, and was an official selection of the 2013 Tribeca Film Festival. Watch the trailer for Reaching for the Moon below!
2) The gay talent agent Lloyd will be reuniting with the cast of Entourage for the upcoming feature film. Directed by series creator Doug Ellin, the movie will include the gay character portrayed by Rex Lee, who's openly gay himself. Lee played Lloyd for over 70 episodes.
3) At the 30th Annual Music Celebration of Broadway, actor Neil Patrick Harris was honored for his contributions to Broadway. Harris attended the annual event with his husband David Burtka, which also featured LGBT advocate and actress Judith Light and Project Runway's Tim Gunn.
4) George Michael has released the video for his new single "Let Her Down Easy," which was written and originally performed by Terence Trent D’Arby. The video is directed by Vaughan Arnell, one of Britain’s foremost music video directors, whose credits include George’s iconic video for "Outside" in 1998, plus videos for Robbie Williams, The Spice Girls and One Direction amongst others. Produced by George Michael and the late, legendary Phil Ramone, "Let Her Down Easy" is taken from George’s forthcoming album Symphonica.
5) The nominees for the 2014 Juno Awards were released this week, and lesbian twin duo Tegan and Sara were honored with four nominations, including Group of the Year, Pop Album of the Year, and Single of the Year for their video 'Closer,' which you can watch below. The Juno Awards are Canada's equivalent of the Grammy's, so congratulations to Tegan and Sara!
6) Pop-Rock group Uh Huh Her released "Innocence," an early single from their upcoming album Future Souls, on iTunes and Amazon on Tuesday via Instagram. You can pre-order 'Future Souls' on iTunes, and be sure to check out the new single too!
7) Rob Kirby, a Minneapolis-based queer comic creator and editor of 'Three,' has released a new comic anthology of 33 artists called 'Qu33r.' In the introduction to 'Qu33r,' No Straight Lines editor Justin Hall writes, "This book is a massive, full-color collection produced by a queer comics publisher, and will be sold in bookstores, comic book stores, conventions and on the web. Comics have grown up quite a bit, and queer cartoonists are making confident, sophisticated works that are finding readers across the entire landscape of publishing." You can order 'Qu33r' on Northwest Press' website here.