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The GLAAD Wrap: Your Sister's Sister, Joan Jett, and Spandex

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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 film adaption of Rock of Ages, the Broadway jukebox musical hit, opens in theaters today. The movie, from out director Adam Shankman, features a slowly revealed love story between two of the male leads featured in the below trailer, who admit their feelings for one another through the REO Speedwagon song “I Can’t Fight This Feeling.”  Check your local theater for showings and watch the trailer below.

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2) Sundance hit Your Sister’s Sister opens in limited release this weekend.  The film is basically a three person character study set in a cabin, wherein a man (Mark Duplass) mourning his brother’s death has an unexpected run in with the lesbian sister (Rosemarie Dewitt) of his best friend (Emily Blunt).  Complications quickly ensue.  Check out the trailer below.

3) How To Survive a Plague, David France’s documentary about the LGBT community’s battle for access to life-saving drugs at the height of the AIDS crisis, released a teaser trailer earlier this week. The film will be the documentary centerpiece at this year’s Outfest and is tentatively scheduled for a September release. Watch the trailer below.

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4) The Tribeca Film Festival premiere Yossi has been picked up for distribution by Strand Releasing, which will make the rounds in the fall festivals before receiving a theatrical run in 2013.  This latest film from director Eytan Fox is actually a sequel of sort to his 2022 film Yossi & Jagger, about two Israeli soldiers who fall in love.  Yossi  focuses on the life of one of those soldiers following the aftermath of the first film, as he attempts to live a more open and honest life than he allowed himself previously.  You can watch the film’s Movieline preview below.

5) Pet Shop Boys have announced plans to release a new album “Elysium” in September. The album was produced in Los Angeles and features collaborations with several other artists. A short film for the album track “Invisible” has been posted on Vevo to give audiences a taste of the band’s fresh new sound.

6) Rocker Joan Jett teamed up with punk band Against Me! to cover The Replacement’s song “Androgynous” at Terminal 5 in New York City. Laura Jane Grace, lead singer of Against Me!, recently came out as transgender in Rolling Stone. Check out the rocking performance below.

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7) Spandex: Fast and Hard, the first graphic novel in the series by Martin Eden about “the first all super-powered, all-gay superhero team,” is now available for purchase through Amazon US or UK. The book collects the first 3 issues in a full color hardcover book. Learn more about the team at the author’s website and check out the trailer for the third issue.

8) Upcoming webseries I Will Love follows Abbey (Kristen Hansen) through her journey as she discovers she was born intersex and struggles with how to identify herself and relate to the world she once knew. She agrees to act as the subject of the documentary her brother is filming for his admittance to film school and through the experience learns to love herself. The crew is looking for funding assistance to film the remaining five episodes and for other expenses. Learn more at the film’s indiegogo page and catch the trailer below.

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