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. Out indie-pop musician Allison Weiss released her new single "The Fall" from her upcoming album Remember When that is set to be out July 22. The album is a follow up to last year's Say What You Mean, which led to the formation of the immensely devoted fan base anxiously awaiting her new work. Check out "The Fall" and find out when Allison will be touring near you at her website!
2. Indie singer-songwriter Jenny Lewis released the music video for the song "Just One of the Guys" off her upcoming album Voyager, which will hit stores on July 29. The video features actresses Kristen Stewart, Brie Larson and Anne Hathaway dressed in drag to challenge the cultural expectations placed on women to be "just one of the guys." Check out the video (directed by Lewis, herself) below!
3. Out comedian, actor and writer Billy Eichner has signed on to write his first book. The book will be a comedic take on Hollywood and pop culture and according to Eichner is for "anyone obsessed with show business, pop culture, social media and lots of other fun topics." It does not yet have a release date but will be published by Hatchett Book Group USA, a division of Grand Central Publishing.
4. Episode 4 of Til Lease Do Us Part, a lesbian web series comedy, was released this week. The series is part of The Gay Women Channel on YouTube, known for viral videos including "Gay Women Will Steal Your Boyfriends" and "First Gay Hug." Til Lease Do Us Part follows roommates Mikka and Shannon who attempt to navigate the dating world despite their own past romantic relationship. To watch episodes of the show, check out their YouTube channel!
5. Out writer Dustin Lance Black has been hired to adapt Paramount TV's Lindbergh, based on A. Scott Berg's Pulitzer Prize-winning biography. The series will tell the story of Lindbergh's flight achievements in 1927 as well as the kidnapping of his young child in 1932. It will be produced by Black, Leonardo DiCaprio, Jennifer Killoran and Kevin McCormick.
6. Directors Reina Gossett and Sasha Wortzel are working on a short film called Happy Birthday, Marsha! and they need your help with production costs! The film will tell the story of legendary best friends and self-proclaimed "street queens," Marsha "Pay it No Mind" Johnson and Sylvia Rivera, and the brave decisions that they made that helped spark the Stonewall riots in 1969. To find out more about the project and to show your support, check out their Kickstarter page and watch the video below!