More than 1,500 New Yorkers gathered today in Manhattan to mourn the death of a 32 year-old gay man, who was shot down on Friday just blocks away from the historic Stonewall Inn in an apparent act of anti-gay bias.
The GLAAD Wrap: New Videos From Uh Huh Her, Scissor Sisters, Dancing with the Stars Live, and Dragon Tattoo Graphic Novel
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) ABC announced that the GLAAD Media Award winning reality program Dancing with the Stars will be heading to the New Tropicana hotel in Las Vegas for a live show featuring previous contestants; among them is openly gay television personality Carson Kressley. The twelve weeks engagement premiered on April 14. Click here to find out more.
2) Camila Grey and Leisha Hailey (aka ‘Uh Huh Her’) this week released the new music video for the song “Human Nature” off their album, Nocturnes. The indiepop band will be on tour in Europe for the next week, check their Facebook for details. Watch the “Human Nature” video below and purchase Nocturnes on iTunes.
3) In further music news, the GLAAD Media Award winning band Scissor Sisters released the cover for their upcoming fourth album and along with it the video for their single “Only the Horses.” Watch it below.
4) The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo is being adapted as a graphic novel by DC Entertainment. The novel is the first in the Millenium trilogy about bisexual investigator Lisbeth Salander. While the full graphic novel will not be released until November, the first four pages are up online at Entertainment Weekly.
5) Masculinity/Femininity is a movie that was shot on digital film and Super 8 and is shown partially in text that aims to question normative constructs of gender. It originally started as a 22 minute short film based on monologues written and directed by Russell Sheaffer and James Franco. It was screened as part of Franco’s solo show The Dangerous Book Four Boys where it received positive reviews, but Sheaffer realized there was still more of a story to tell. Masculinity/Femininity is looking for funding help to finish filming and then cover all post-production costs. Watch the project trailer below and head to the film’s Kickstarter page to find out more.