The GLAAD Wrap: 'Hearts Beat Loud' in theaters, new music from Taylor Bennett, videos from Troye Sivan, The Internet, 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) Starring Nick Offerman and out actresses Kiersey Clemons and Sasha Lane, Hearts Beat Loud premieres today in limited theatres. The film tells the story of a single father and daughter, Frank and Sam Fisher, who write songs together during the summer before she goes to college. Along with the father-daughter relationship and the anticipation of a new chapter, the film explores Sam’s new relationship as she falls in love with another girl, Rose. To see when Hearts Beat Loud opens in your city and to buy tickets, click here.

 

2) Begininng Friday, documentary “To A More Perfect Union: U.S. V. Windsor” will open in over 150 theaters around the country. The film portrays the story of the 2013 court case filed by Edith Windsor, widow to her wife, Thea Spyer, who died in 2009. The documentary follows Windsor and her lawyer Roberta Kaplan in their fight for equality. To see if the film is coming to your city and buy tickets, click here.

3) Condé Nast’s queer platform “them” have announced the new film project Queeros, commissioned by Jill Soloway, the out creator and showrunner of Transparent and co-founder of 5050by2020. This short film series, which premieres in a short festival June 18 at SVA Theatre in Chelsea, is giving a platform for emerging creatives to shine. Each of the three filmmakers was paired with a mentor to create short films that all show various LGBTQ points of view: Zackary Drucker is with Jill Soloway, Chelsea Woods with Lena Waithe, and Natalia Leite with Tanya Saracho.

4) Out actor and producer Zachary Quinto and director J.J. Abrams have just announced new film Tab & Tony, which will portray the love affair between famous Golden Age stars Tab Hunter and Anthony Perkins during a time when gay relationships were not accepted. The film is based off of Hunter’s 2005 biography, Tab Hunter Confidential: The Making of a Movie Star.

5) The official trailer for the upcoming film The Girl in the Spider’s Web has been released. The film, based on the novel of the same name from Stieg Larsson’s Millennium series, follows Lisbeth Salander, an anti-social, bisexual, vigilante computer hacker played by Claire Foy in an action-packed story. Watch the trailer below. In casting news, bisexual actress Stephanie Beatriz officially joins the cast of Lego Movie 2, which will premiere on February 8, 2019.

6) Netflix released the trailer for the second season of the rebooted reality series, Queer Eye. The show revolves around the “Fab Five”, consisting of Antoni Porowski, Bobby Berk, Jonathan Van Ness, Karamo Brown and Tan France, experts in their fields and provide makeovers in all senses of the word. This season, the Fab Five will make over a trans man and a woman as they continue to travel Georgia. Queer Eye premeires on June 15 on Netflix.

7) The sixth season of Netflix’s widely popular series, Orange Is the New Black, is set to premiere on July 27. The show, known for its diverse cast including trans actress Laverne Cox, illustrates the stories of many women in the fictional prison of Litchfield. Watch a teaser for the new season below. Another show that is confirmed to have a sixth season is TV Land’s series, Younger, whose ensemble includes the characters Maggie and Lauren who are a lesbian and pansexual respectively.

8) Out screenwriter and producer of series Queer as Folk and Doctor Who, Russell T. Davies is creating a new six-episode television show titled Years and Years that will air on BBC One. The series will portray a family from Manchester until one eventful night in 2019, then will go into the future, telling their stories over the next 15 years in a world where international politics substantially change and a new politician comes to power, creating more challenges for the characters.

9) Out bisexual rapper Taylor Bennett has released the new track "Be Yourself," the title track of his upcoming EP. "Something that I want for not just children but all my listeners — no matter if you’re gay, straight, white, black, rich or poor — is understanding the power of being yourself. As children, very early we’re pressured into automatically being a part of groups. I want kids to understand that being yourself is important," Bennett said of the song. Listen below and read more from Bennett at TIME.

10) Out singer Troye Sivan recently released a new music video for his song “Bloom” off the album of the same name. The singer also was the recipient of GLAAD’s Stephen F. Kolzak award in 2017 for his contribution to LGBTQ advocacy in his music. Watch Sivan’s new video below and click here to get tickets for Sivan’s 2018 tour.

11) In other music news, The Internet released a new video for their song “Come Over” off their upcoming album Hive Mind. Directed by out singer of The Internet Syd, the video shows a relationship forming between Syd and a woman she has her eye on. See the video below. In other music news, Big Freedia released a new EP last week, 3rd Ward Bounce.

12) Out singer Brandi Carlile also released a new music video. The song titled “Hold Out Your Hand” is from her album By The Way, I Forgive You. The video has an inspiring message about protest overcoming gun violence. Another video releases is Saweetie's remix of "Icy Girls," which features out queer singer Kehlani, which you can watch here. 

13) Agender author Morven Moeller is currently funding for a graphic novel Themensia in honor of their late grandmother. Based off of real life experience it will follow Leigh, an agender individual and thier relationship with their grandmother in nursing care, as it explores themes of family, dementia, and LGBTQ acceptance. Click here too see how you can help fund this project.