The GLAAD Wrap: 'Ideal Home' in theaters, 'BoJack Horseman' season five release date, new music from Keiynan Lonsdale, 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 new documentary titled Alone in the Game premiered last night on the AT&T Audience Network, which sheds light on the discrimination and stigmatization that LGBTQ athletes face, causing many to stay in the closet out of fear for their careers. The documentary includes out athletes such as Robbie Rogers, Gus Kenworthy, Megan Rapinoe, Jason Collins and Ryan O'Callaghan. The documentary can be viewed on the AT&T Audience Network, and AT&T U-verse channel, and can also be streamed on DirecTV Now, DirecTV, and AT&T U-verse Apps.

2) Additionally, premiering in limited theaters today, the new comedy, Ideal Home, tells the story of a gay couple, Paul and Erasmus, who are unexpectedly tasked with raising a 10-year-old boy named Bill. After bonding with Bill, the couple must fight to keep custody of the boy when his birth father is released from prison. Watch the trailer for the film below.

3) In other film news, a new trailer has been released for Assassination Nation, which stars trans actress Hari Nef who plays a transgender character, Bex. The film displays a group of high school girls who are caught in the middle of a chaotic small town after a digital hacker obtains and releases private information of its residents. The movie will premiere on September 21, and the trailer is below. 

4) A new clip, which addresses sexuality and labels, has been released for the upcoming film, Daddy Issues. Premiering in the Los Angeles Outfest festival on July 14, the film showcases the relationship between queer characters Maya and Jasmine which is tested in a love-triangle involving the couple and Jasmine’s sugar daddy. Click here to watch the clip and watch the trailer below.

5) A premiere date for the fifth season of Netflix’s adult animated series, BoJack Horseman, has been announced. Premiering on September 14, the dark comedy will continue to follow the washed-up sitcom star and horse, BoJack Horseman, with an ensemble cast that includes asexual character Todd Chavez. In GLAAD’s 2017-2018 Where We are on TV report, Todd was one of the two asexual characters counted, and hopefully this fifth season continues to tell this necessary story. Seasons one through four are availble to watch on Netflix.

6) In other television news, casting has been announced for Oscar-winning Moonlight scribe Tarell Alvin McCraney’s new series titled David Makes Man Inspired by McCraney’s past, the series follows 14-year-old David who struggles with the death of a close friend and searches for a way to escape his life of poverty in Florida. Another out writer, Lisa Cholodenko (The Kids Are Alright), will direct and produce the first three episodes of the new Netlfix series, Unbelievable. The series revolves around the journey of two detectives in their hunt for a suspected serial rapist. 

7) Out singer Sam Smith has released a new video for his acoustic song titled “Baby, You Make Me Crazy” from the special edition of his album, The Thrill of It All. Click here for tickets to Smith’s 2018 tour and watch the video below.

8) Out actor and singer known for his roles in Love Simon and The Flash, Keiynan Lonsdale, has released a new video for his single “Preach”. Watch the video below. Led by out singer Claire Gohst, the band Paper Citizen released a new video for their song “SHKN” off their upcoming EP, Distraction. The video is inspired by Gohst’s experience with online dating as a queer person and features several LGBTQ couples. Click here to watch the video. 


9) In additional music news, out singer and former America’s Next Top Model contestant, Cory Wade, released a new video for his song “Almost Home” off his album, Unify. Out singer Eli Lieb released a video for his song titled “When You Need a Friend” off his album, The Nights We Lived. Watch the video that promotes suicide prevention in LGBTQ youth below.

10) The young drag queen made famous from this season of Drag Race, Blair St. Clair, released her debut album, Call My Life, along with a new video for her song of the same name, which features other queens such as Mayhem Miller, Manila Luzon, JuJuBee, Pandora Boxx, and Eureka. Click here to see Blair St. Clair on tour and here to watch the video. Another Drag Race alum, Adore Delano, also released a video for her song “27 Club” off her album titled Whatever. Watch the video below.

11) Nominations for the 2018 Teen Choice Awards have been announced.  LGBTQ-inclusive nominees include The Bold Type, with the series itself up for the Summer TV Show award, and the three leads, including Aisha Dee who plays queer character Kat, nominated for the Summer TV Star award. Nick Robinson of Love, Simon, is nominated for the Breakout Movie Star award and his onscreen kiss with out actor, Keiynan Lonsdale, has a nomination for the Movie-Ship category. Click here for the full list of nominations. 

12) The queer series, Blatantly Bianka, is currently seeking support for its second season. Following the journey of queer multi-racial artist, Bianka, and her two friends, the series explores themes of self-doubt, self-understanding, and self-growth. Click here to learn more about the project.