The GLAAD Wrap: 'Anna and the Apocalypse' in theaters, new trailers for 'Marvel's Runaways' and 'Drag Race,' and more!

Every week, the GLAAD Wrap brings you LGBTQ-related entertainment news highlights, fresh stuff to watch out for, and fun diversions to help you kick off the weekend!

1) Scottish Christmas zombie musical Anna and the Apocalypse opens in theaters this weekend. The film follows a group of high school students who have to save the holiday from zombies and includes lesbian student Steph in the core ensemble. Played by out actor Sarah Swire, who also choreographed the film, Steph is described as “progressive, yet socially awkward.” Anna and the Apocalypse opens in limited cities today and tickets are available here.

2) Earlier this week, the lineup of feature films was announced for the 2019 Sundance Film Festival. Per the norm for the perennially-inclusive festival, several LGBTQ-themed projects are among this year's crop, such as Adam, from trans director Rhys Ernst, To The Stars, the story of a connection between two women in the 1960s, documentary Halston (about the infamous fashion designer), and more. GLAAD is proud to be an official associate partner of Sundance this year. For the full lineup of LGBTQ-inclusive films, click here. The 2019 festival will take place from January 24 – February 3.

3) The Last Mile, a short documentary about the impact of the GLAAD Media Award-winning film Philadelphia (1993) and the ongoing fight against HIV and AIDS, will air on Saturday on National Geographic for World AIDS Day. The doc, from (RED) is seeking to raise funds for HIV and AIDS prevention. Each donation will be matched by Coca-Cola. For more information on how to help, click here. The full documentary of The Last Mile can be viewed here.

4) Wild Nights with Emily, starring Molly Shannon as Emily Dickinson, has just received distribution courtesy of Greenwich Entertainment. The film shows a different side of the infamous poet than is often depicted, showing her as more adventurous and vivacious, as well as exploring her lifelong romance with another woman. Wild Nights with Emily , which premiered at the SXSW Film Festival in 2018, will be released in theaters in early 2019.

5) Out bi actress Kristen Stewart has been cast in upcoming romantic comedy Happiest Season, directed and co-written by out filmmaker and actress Clea DuVall with help from Mary Holland. The film follows a woman who plans on proposing to her fiancé over the holidays, before realizing she isn’t out yet to her conservative family. Happiest Season will be released by Sony and TriStar.

6) A new trailer has been released for Season 2 of Hulu’s Marvel’s Runaways. The second season continues to follow the outcast superhero teens as their parents try to track them down. The trailer also shows footage of the continuing relationship between Karolina Dean in Nico Minoru, which began last season. The second season of Marvel’s Runaways will be released December 21 on Hulu.  

7) A teaser has been released for RuPaul’s Drag Race All-Stars 4, which features the New York Gay Men’s Chorus singing a version of “Carol of the Bells," which lyrics changed to be about all of the contestants on the new All Stars season. These contestants include Latrice Royale, Naomi Smalls, Farrah Moan, Valentina, Jasmine Masters, Monique Heart, Monét X Change, Trinity the Tuck, Manila Luzon, and transgender queen Gia Gunn. All Stars 4 will premiere December 14 at 8pm on VH1.

8) On Thursday, Comedy Central ordered a 10 episode comedy series from Awkwafina based on her own upbringing in Queens. Also starring in the series is out actor B.D. Wong, who will play Awkwafina’s father, and out comedian (and SNL writer) Bowen Yang, who will play her more successful cousin. In other TV news, AMC’s Preacher has been renewed for a fourth season. The main ensemble of Preacher includes bisexual vampire Cassidy and we’re excited to see more of his story.

9) Out queer singer Miley Cyrus released a new song and video with producer Mark Ronson, “Nothing Breaks like a Heart,” which will be the lead single from Ronson's upcoming album. The song is available to listen to and download here and the music video is below. Queer singer and songwriter Ria Mae also released her new single “Not at Peace” on Monday. The track is the most recent from her upcoming EP which will be out in early 2019. Download and stream the new track here. 

10) Out singer and songwriter John Grant kicks off the tour for his newest album Love is Magic tonight. The tour starts in Brooklyn on Friday, November 30 and ends in Vancouver on December 20. Find the full list of tour dates herLove is Magic is available to listen to here.

10) Strange Waters, a queer fantasy comic anthology, is currently funding for printing and release. With art and stories by all queer creators, the book surrounds the themes of water and explores that singular element. Strange Waters contains stories about daring feats of maritime exploration, overcoming despair, finding love in unexpected places, merfolk, pirates, and much more. To support the project, click here