The GLAAD Wrap: 'Baby Steps' out now, a new series from Tarell Alvin McCraney, 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) The film Baby Steps was released on DVD, Blu-ray, and Video on Demand this Tuesday. Baby Steps tells the emotional and heartwarming story of Danny, a Taiwanese-American man, who longs to have a baby with his American boyfriend Tate, but their attempts at international surrogacy are complicated by Danny's meddling mom, who wants to control every aspect of the process -- all the way from Taipei. The film is available on iTunes, Amazon, YouTube and other on demand platforms, and you can watch the trailer below. 

2) Out musician and filmmaker St. Vincent (aka Annie Clark) has been signed on to direct a feature film adaptation of Oscar Wilde's novel The Picture of Dorian Gray. The novel tells a story of a man who makes a deal to stay youthful, while his painted portrait ages instead. This upcoming film will be gender swapped, featuring a woman in the lead instead. The film will be St. Vincent's feature directorial debut, though she has directed a short film The Birthday Party.

3) Justin Simien, the out writer and director of the Dear White People film and television series, will write and direct the upcoming feature Bad Hair. A satirical horror film, Bad Hair tells the story of an ambitious young woman who gets a weave to garner professional success, but discovers that the new hair has a mind of its own. "This will be both a love letter to black women and a critique of the cultural forces our society puts them through,” Simien said of the film. Simien's Dear White People the series is streaming on Netflix now.

4) This week, OWN picked up a coming-of-age drama from Tarell Alvin McCraney, the out playwright behind the story of Moonlight. The series, inspired by events in McCraney's life, follows a 14-year-old prodigy in South Florida who faces the choice between the streets that raised him or higher education which could give him a way out. Says McCraney of the project, "I wanted to explore the pivotal steps towards adulthood and identity, the ones we take when we think or feel we have no other choice."

5) FOX recently picked up the single camera comedy Revival from out Fresh Off the Boat showrunner and creator Nahnatchka Khan. The series, a take on the reboot phenomena, centers on Elliot, the kid from an 80s sitcom, who gets sucked back into doing a revival with his TV family. In other television news, out actor Denis O'Hare has been cast in Hulu's new pilot Crash and Burn, a coming of age drama about the aftermath of an averted school shooting.

6) The lineup has been announced for Tribeca's first TV Festival, taking place the weekend of September 22nd – 24th in New York City. Amid premieres and sneaks peaks, the line-up includes the midseason premiere of OWN's Queen Sugar, and a special conversation with the creators and actors of Will & Grace. Tickets go on sale on August 22nd, and the full lineup and schedule can be found here.

7) The New York Television festival, taking place from October 23rd-28th, has selected 52 entries for their Independent Pilot Competition. The pilots include Giving Me Life (In The Land of The Deadass) "A provocative dramedy about six Black and Latinx friends of diverse sexualities struggling to live and love in New York," and Let Me Die a Nun "a six part series follows the opposing but intersecting trajectories of a lesbian novice nun, her Jewish stalker, and the object of her affection," starring model and activist Hari Nef. A full list of the pilots can be found here.

8) Paula Vogel's Tony Award-winning play Indecent will air on PBS as part of Thirteen Productions' Great Performances series. Indecent is an emotional drama revolving around a scandal in 1922, when a theater troupe risked their careers to put on a production of Sholem Asch's God of Vengeance; a play that included, among other things that were protested, a lesbian love scene. The play follows the actors fighting for their right to put on this controversial play in a time when it was not accepted. Indecent will air on PBS November 19th at 9pm.

9) Grizzly Bear, led by out front man Ed Droste, released their album Painted Ruins on Friday. The fifth studio album from the indie band, after five years off, Painted Ruins combines harmonies and signature "freak-folk" sound. The album is available to stream and purchase wherever music is sold and you can watch their newest video for their song "Mourning Sound" below! (Warning: The video is slightly NSFW.)

10) Out singer Miley Cyrus has released a new video and single "Younger Now" off of the album of the same name set to release September 29th. The video, with a bright color palette and upbeat melody, shows Cyrus interacting with different facets of her past and accepting them. You can stream or buy the single now and watch "Younger Now" below.

11) Fence, a new comic from Boom! Studios' Boom! Box has been announced by author CS Pacat and artist Johanna the Mad. Fence takes place in the world of competitive fencing at an all boys school, and will include a good amount of romance between the students. Pacat said of the work, "I hope to be writing something that's very joyously and unabashedly queer."

12) Out gay country singer Brandon Stansell has written his first full length ten-track album Slow Down. Additionally, the singer recently played St. Louis Pride and will perform at Sacramento Rainbow Festival next month. He is currently raising money to produce and release Slow Down. You can click here for more information on Slow Down and watch his new video for his single "Spare Change" below!