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 Weinstein Company film Philomena, which recently had its rating changed to PG-13, is based on the true story of an Irish woman searching for her son who was taken from her as a child and sent to the United States for adoption, while she was forced to live and work in a convent. Look for Philomena in limited theaters this weekend, and everywhere November 27. Check out the trailer below!
2) The Falls: Testament of Love has a DVD release date. The film, a sequel to The Falls, reunites Chris and CJ as they mourn the death of a mutual friend. The reasons behind the men's separation are revealed five years after coming out to their families and their church. Look for The Falls: Testament of Love on DVD November 26. Check out the trailer below!
3) The return of The Fosters for their winter season is nearing, and the first preview has been released. The show about "a multi-ethnic family mix of foster and biological kids being raised by two moms," will pick up where it left off and feature guest star Rosie O'Donnell. The Fosters will return on ABC Family January 13. Check out the promo below!
4) Both AMC's The Walking Dead and CBS' Two and a Half Men are adding lesbian characters. On The Walking Dead, aspiring cop Tara (Alanna Masterson) mentioned in a recent episode that she has a romantic past with women. Two and a Half Men will be introducing Brooke (Aly Michalka) as Jenny's (Amber Tamblyn) love interest. Both characters are expected to stick around for at least a few episodes. The Walking Dead airs on AMC Sundays at 9/8c and Two and a Half Men airs Thursdays 8:30/9:30c on CBS.
5) Until November 30, USA's Characters Unite Campaign is hosting the "Unite Against Bullying Commercial Challenge," which invites students ages 13-18 to submit concepts for a 30 second ad sending a message about why bullying should be stopped. Carly Rae Jepsen is helping promote the contest, which will award the winner with an iPad and a trip to LA for the commercial's filming. Find out how to enter here.
6) Michelle Chamuel, the out runner-up on The Voice, will release her first single, "Go Down Singing," on November 19. Chamuel placed second on season four of NBC's hit singing competition, where she worked with mentor, Usher. The "pop-anthem about learning to shine" was produced and co-written by Theo Katzman and Tyler Duncan. Take a listen below!
7) Andrew Scott, the Irish actor who plays Jim Moriarty on the BBC's Sherlock, came out this week. During an interview with The Independent about his other spy series Legacy, Scott said, “Mercifully, these days people don't see being gay as a character flaw… It's just a fact. Of course, it's part of my make-up, but I don't want to trade on it."
8) Musician Crystal Bowersox is donating a portion of the proceeds from her single, "Coming Out for Christmas" to the Trevor Project through December 31. Her song can be purchased through the New York Rock Exchange, and $1 will be donated to the Trevor Project. Listen to "Coming Out for Christmas" below!
9) Independent documentary Sundays at Café Tabac, needs funding to complete their project. The film revists an iconic weekly "salon" for women, Café Tabac, in New York's East Village during the early 1990's. Combining interviews and archival footage, the film captures the vibrant night life, activism, and empowerment for queer women the space provided. Check out the trailer below and visit Sundays at Café Tabac's Kickstarter page to donate and support.