The GLAAD Wrap: 'Colette' and 'Assassination Nation' in theaters, new music from Christine and the Queens, BROCKHAMPTON, 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 period piece film Colette opens in Los Angeles and New York this weekend. Based on a true story, the film follows the titular Colette (Kiera Knightley) as she ghostwrites for her husband Willy (Dominic West). Colette spans the years following her success as the two fight over rights to the series of best-selling novels, as well as Colette's growth as she explores ideas of gender roles and sexuality in Paris at the turn of the 20th century. The film will be released in further theaters throughout the fall, click here for tickets. Watch GLAAD’s sit down with Knightley and West, below. 

2) Another film being released today is satire thriller Assassination Nation. The film follows a group of teenage girls in Salem after a massive hack results in their biggest secrets being leaked to the entire town. (and the chaos which follows!) One of the central group of girls is played by Hari Nef, an actress who happens to be trans and playing a trans character, Bex. The film also stars bisexual actress Bella Thorne. Assassination Nation is now playing nationwide, find tickets here and watch the trailer below!

3) A trailer was released this week for The Girl in the Spider's Web, a sequel to The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo. Now starring Emmy-winner Claire Foy playing the lead role of bisexual Lisbeth Salander, the film will show her facing a new enemy, her estranged twin sister. The film will be released on November 9. Check out the new trailer is below.

4) In further film news, distributor Gravitas Ventures has bought the rights to comedy Lez Bomb; written, directed by, and starring out filmmaker Jenna Laurenzo. A family romantic comedy, the film follows a woman who comes home to come out to her parents over Thanksgiving. Lez Bomb will be released into theaters and on demand on November 9.  

5) As part of YouTube’s Artist Spotlight Stories, Janelle Monae has released a short documentary called “A Revolution of Love.” From Emma Westenberg, the director of Monae’s “Pynk” video, the documentary covers her journey from being a kid in Atlanta through to this year’s prolific album Dirty Computer. The film ties in how love is a constant thread in all of Monae’s work. It can be watched in full below.

6) Two separate Will & Grace trailers were released this week. One shows Will's and Grace’s reactions to essentially becoming siblings - check it out here. The other is a behind the scenes sneak peak that shows the cast’s excitement for the upcoming season, including guest star Matt Bomer. Watch the trailer below. In more television news, GLAAD Media Award recipient Andi Mack announced that their third season will premiere October 8th and debuted a clip from said season.

7) Christine and The Queens, the stage name for queer singer Héloïse Letissier, released their second full length album Chris today. Letissier said that the album name was “so natural” for her.. as was the decision to “shed the rest of the stage name and to cut my hair.” The album has already received rave reviews, and it is available wherever music is sold. Click here for info and tickets on the band's upcoming tour.

8) Hip-hop boyband BROCKHAMPTON, lead by out rapper Kevin Abstract, released their newest album iridescence, the first installment of their best years of our life trilogy. The 15-track album is available now, and the group is currently touring. Find tickets for the tour here and listen to the album here. The video for “J’OUVERT” off iridescence is below.  

9) Trans model, actor, and singer Laith Ashley released a music video and single “Before You Go” this week. His second official single, the song shows a less tame side of Ashley. Years & Years, led by out frontman Olly Alexander, has released a new video for their song “All for You,” off of their highly-acclaimed sophomore album Palo Santo. The video continues the aesthetic that has been in Alexander’s previous videos for the album. Watch the video below!

10) Queer singer Kesha has released a song and lyric video for “Here Comes a Change,” from the upcoming Ruth Bader Ginsberg film On the Basis of Sex. The song and video sends an important message about change and equality, as well as exericising the right to vote. Watch the video below and listen to the song here. Out singer St. Lenox also released a new video for his song “Hashtag Brooklyn Karaoke Party” off his upcoming album Ten Fables of Young Ambition and Passionate Love. Watch the video and read an interview with St. Lenox here.

11) Rainbow Arcade, the first comprehensive exhibit on LGBTQIA gaming history will open at the Schwules Museum in Berlin this December. The museum is raising funds for a print version of the exhibit so that the history of queer gaming can have a physical form, and will include interviews, essays, and a detailed exhibit directory. To help contribute to the project, click here

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