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) Feminist punk rock icon Kathleen Hanna is the focus of the new IFC Films documentary The Punk Singer, which traces her life from its earliest days through her time with the bands Bikini Kill and Le Tigre. Though Hanna herself is straight, the importance of her music for queer women has been undeniable, as evidenced by onscreen testimonies from out rock stars like Joan Jett, Carrie Brownstein, and Hanna's former band mate J.D. Sampson. Check out the film's trailer below.
2) Canadian series, Lost Girl will soon be returning to SyFy for its fourth season. The show, featuring bisexual lead character Bo, "a supernatural being called a succubus who feeds on the energy of humans," returns Monday, January 13, 2014 at 8/7C.
3) Fox will be making a few scheduling changes for its comedy lineup at midseason. Veteran show Glee will be moving to Tuesdays at 8 p.m. starting February 25 when it returns from hiatus, while newer comedy Brooklyn Nine-Nine will move to 9:30 p.m. on Tuesdays, taking the place of The Mindy Project beginning February 4.
4) The latest issue of Marvel's Uncanny X-Men featured a very understated coming out by new mutant recruit Benjamin Deeds, who possesses the power to alter his appearance to put others at ease. During a training exercise with Emma Frost (aka the White Queen, who also has a gay brother), Deeds protests her instruction to practice using his power by picking up a woman by telling Frost that he's gay. Frost's response of "I don't care. What does that have to do with this?" is somewhat representative of the increasingly nonchalant approach major comics are now taking to adding LGBT characters. In fact the current X-men rosters include a number of gay, lesbian, and bisexual characters, including Northstar, Karma, Bling, and Anole.
5) GaymerX has a new Kickstarter campaign, this time to develop the game, Read Only Memories. The new cyberpunk adventure starts in 2064 San Francisco where a 'ROM' is the new smart phone, and over the course of the game, characters solve mysteries surrounding this new technology. GaymerX hopes to have a playable version of the game ready for the GaymerX2 Convention in July 2014. Check out the trailer below and visit Read Only Memories' Kickstarter page to donate and support.