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) Focus Features and Laika Studios this week released a new trailer for their latest 3D animated film The Boxtrolls which shows a toddler with a variety of parents appearing and disappearing around him, including a gay and a lesbian couple, as the narrator makes the point that "families come in all shapes and sizes." Laika and Focus also released last year's GLAAD Media Award-nominated film ParaNorman, which featured a major character who was revealed to be gay at the film's end. Check out The Boxtrolls trailer below.
2) The Sundance Award-winning film Afternoon Delight, co-starring Jane Lynch and directed by Jill Soloway, has released a new trailer. The film follows Rachel, a stay-at-home mom who tries to shake up her life and marriage by visiting a strip club and becomes obsessed with the idea of "helping" a dancer named McKenna. Check out the trailer below, the film will hit theaters August 30, 2013.
3) Video game companies EA, Zynga and Microsoft celebrated Pride month during the marches in Seattle, Los Angeles and San Francisco and invited LGBT gamers to march with them. Check out the pictures at GayGaymer. The first convention dedicated to LGBT gaming culture, GaymerX, is scheduled to take part in San Francisco on August 3 and 4. Tickets available here.
4) Frank Meli (The Biggest Loser, Rock the Vote) and Adam Shankman (Glee, Hairspray) are looking for funding help to complete their newest short, Dragula. The short film follows a high school senior as he tries to "find his voice" with the help of his friends Phyllis and Ben. To learn more about Dragula, check out the film's Kickstarter page.