The GLAAD Wrap: 'The Gospel According to André' in theaters, new trailer for 'Believer,' 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) Documentary The Gospel According to André is out in limited release this weekend. The film paints a portrait of iconic fashion designer André Leon Talley, from the struggles of being raised in the Jim Crow South and being a gay black man who faced many biases in the fashion industry. It also documents his rise to success and showcases some of his most inspiring runways. The Gospel According to André is currently in New York and LA, and will expand to more cities over the course of the summer; check here to see when it comes to your city.  

2) The first trailer for the HBO documentary Believer was released Wednesday. The Sundance hit follows Imagine Dragons lead singer Dan Reynolds as he fights for LGBTQ acceptance in the Mormon Church. It particularly focuses on the Love Loud music festival in Utah, a concert that promoted LGBTQ voices and acceptance. Also featured in the documentary is out Neon Trees frontman Tyler Glenn and his journey coming out as a gay then-Mormon. Believer premieres on HBO on June 25, and the trailer is below!

3) On Thursday, news broke that Netflix will once again team up with out filmmaker Dee Rees to distribute her adaptation of the Joan Didion novel The Last Thing He Wanted. The film will star Anne Hathaway and be the second team up between Rees and Netflix after last year's acclaimed Mudbound. Rees' GLAAD Media Award-winning debut film Pariah is also available to stream on the service. Filming on The Last Thing He Wanted is likely to begin this summer. 

4) It was announced on Monday that non-binary actor Asia Kate Dillon was recently cast in the upcoming John Wick 3 alongside Keanu Reeves, Halle Berry, and Anjelica Huston. In other casting news, out actor Cheyenne Jackson recently was cast in the role of Hades in the Disney Channel film Descendants 3.

5) Earlier this week, BuzzFeed premiered a short film The History of Queer Dance that showcases the queer and trans people of color who were trailblazers in modern queer dance and culture. It is directed and produced by out filmaker Eugene Lee Yang, who is using this to give credit where credit is due to the LGBTQ people of color of the ballroom scene. The short cuts between a young man dancing in his home and the colorful ballroom world. Watch the film below!

6) Out actress, writer, and producer Lena Waithe will be honored with the Trailblazer Award at the MTV Movie & TV Awards, to air June 18th on MTV. Waithe has made history as the first Black woman to win an Emmy for Writing for a Comedy for the “Thanksgiving” episode of Master of None, which also earned a GLAAD Media Award for Outstanding Individual Episode. Waithe currently is working on the second season of The Chi, as well as the new TBS pilot Twenties, loosely based on her life.

7) Season two of Netflix’s Queer Eye reboot has just announced their premiere date, right in the middle of pride month. The reality show will return June 15, as hosts Bobby Berk (interior design), Karamo Brown (culture), Tan France (fashion), Antoni Porowski (food and wine), and Jonathan Van Ness (grooming), continue to work with people to expand their world view as well as give them a makeover. The first season is streaming on Netflix now and catch season two on June 15.

8) A new trailer has been released for the second season of Claws on TNT, returning June 10. Following a group of women who work in a nail salon, but get caught up in a world of crime, the show features Judy Reyes as Quiet Ann, a butch lesbian who is the janitor/security/masseuse of the salon. In other TV news, Sundance TV just announced casting for its limited series In the Name of the Rose, based on the novel of the same name. Out actor Rupert Everett has been cast in the role of an inquisitor who prosecutes anyone who antagonizes the Pope. Additionally, YouTube Red series Step Up: High Water, which features a queer character of color in a leading role, has been renewed for a second season.

9) Out singer-songwriter Courtney Barnett released her second solo album Tell Me How You Really Feel last week. The album is racking in great reviews as a follow up to 2015’s Sometimes I Sit and Think and Sometimes I Just Sit. The new album is available where ever music is sold and she has released multiple videos for singles from the album. Watch the video for “Sunday Roast” below!

10) Christine and the Queens released a music video for the new single "Girlfriend." This single will be off the upcoming sophomore album to be released this fall. The video for "Girlfriend" follows the singer's alter-ego "Chris." Says Christine of the video, "The song is like a story you tell to your friends.Chris is the gang leader, the kind of person you look for and listen to; he does what he wants, perched up high somewhere, dangling above the emptiness..." Watch the video below!

11) Out Australian comedian Hannah Gadsby has announced her Netflix special Nanette, which will be available to watch on June 19. In the announcement video, Gadsby talks about how the show is named after a woman she found “interesting.” According to EW, the special will include jokes and stories around homophobia and the #MeToo movement. Watch the teaser below and check out the special on June 19 on Netflix.

12) From out queer writer/director Charlie Brewer, short film Dom na Marse is currently raising funds for production. Set on a dying Earth in 2160, the film follows protagonist Liz, when her and her wife are offered a spot on a space shuttle that would take them to a new planet filled with only the rich and powerful. The film will examine class inequalities, mental illness, and queer identity. Click here to see how you can help fund Dom na Marse.