The GLAAD Wrap: Jacob Tobia's new Showtime series; trailers for 'Everything's Gonna Be Okay,' 'Schitt's Creek,' and more; music from Kesha, Big Freedia, Chika; 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) Out producer and director Greg Berlanti will be producing an adaption of popular novel The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue for HBO Max. The book follows Henry “Monty” Montegue, a bisexual British Lord who embarks on an adventure with his best friend and crush Percy, but several things run afoul. The book and its sequel The Lady’s Guide to Petticoats and Piracy are available for purchase and the third in the series will be released next year. 

2) A release date has been announced for festival favorite French film A Portrait of a Lady on Fire. From out filmmaker Celine Sciamma, the film follows a woman commissioned to secretly paint another woman for her husband-to-be, but the two develop a romance. A Portrait of a Lady on Fire will have a special one-week showing in New York in Los Angeles starting December 6, and will be released in theaters everywhere on Valentines Day 2020.

3) The Criterion Collection announced their next set of releases, which include infamous documentary Paris is Burning. In addition to the original documentary, which follows the ballroom scene, and introduced audiences to the queer and trans people making strides in that community, the Criterion Collection edition will include a full new hour of footage. The film will be available on February 25, 2020. In more documentary news, MTV Documentary Films has announced a film with out producers Fenton Bailey and Randy Barbota, Going to Pot: The Highs and Lows of It.

4) Adam became available for purchase on digital platforms on Tuesday. The film follows the titular teen boy Adam who becomes immersed in the queer and trans culture of New York in 2006. The DVD will be released on December 3, where it will have an exclusive audio commentary from the film’s director and trans man Rhys Ersnt. Check out the trailer below!

5) Showtime announced on Thursday that they will be developing non-binary actor and author Jacob Tobia’s book Sissy: A Coming of Gender Story as a dramedy. The show will follow non-binary college grand Tobi Gibran as they move from North Carolina to Ney York City in search of queer utopia but find the city to be less than what they hoped for. Tobia will co-write and co-executive produce the show.

6) A trailer has been released for Everything’s Gonna Be Okay, Freeform’s new comedy from out creator and star Josh Thomas. The show follows Thomas’ character Nicholas, a gay man who ends up being the guardian of his two teenage half-sisters. The show premieres January 16, watch the trailer below. Queer Black writers Julian Breece and Ira Madison III have announced a new dark comedy Canceled for Warner Bros. Television, produced by out producer Greg Berlanti. The show will follow Black social media personalities who get famous overnight for taking down a racist celebrity

7) The first teaser for Netflix’s AJ and the Queen was released on Tuesday. The show stars RuPaul as Ruby Red, a drag queen who has dreams of opening up his own drag club, and ends up on a cross-country road trip with 10-year-old girl AJ. The show will be released on Netflix on January 10, watch the trailer below! Jamie Clayton has been cast in the upcoming second season of Roswell, New Mexico. The trans Sense8 star will play Agent Grace Powell, who was sent to Roswell to investigate disappearances.

8) A teaser has been released for the final season of Schitt’s Creek, showing the Rose family, including newly engaged couple David and Patrick. Watch the teaser here and catch season six of Schitt’s Creek January 7 on Pop TV.  On Monday, Marvel’s Runaways released a new trailer for their third season, but also announced that this will be their final season. The show, featuring superhero teens including queer characters Nico and Karolina will premiere their third and final season on December 13. Watch the trailer below.  

9) Kesha has a new song and video out this week, single “My Own Dance,” off her upcoming High Road, which will come out January 10. Watch the video here, and pre-order the album here. Out artist Big Freedia, who was recently featured on Kesha’s “Raising Hell” has released “Louder,” a new song with an accompanying video. Stream and download the dance song, featuring Icona Pop here, want watch the video below! Singer and trans woman Mila Jam has released a new song "Call It Love," which can be listened to here!

10) Dream machine, lead by queer vocalist May-Kline released their new song “Rich Boys,” which May-Kline says “is about being frustrated with capitalist queer culture while also being envious of those who benefit from it.” Listen to the song here. Sleater-Kinney released a new music video on Thursday for their song “LOVE” off their most recent album The Center Won’t Hold. Watch the music video here and stream and download the album here.  Out queer rapper Chika released a new single on Friday, “Cant Explain it” featuring Charlie Wilson. She released a music video as well that features a queer romance. Stream the song here and watch the video below!

11) The nominees for the Independent Spirit Awards were announced on Thursday. LGBTQ nominees include Tarell Alvin McCraney for his screenplay of High Flying Bird as well as queer-centered films Booksmart in First Feature, Portrait of A Lady on Fire in Best International Film, and Wild Nights with Emily for the John Cassavetes Award. The awards will be handed out on February 8; see the full list of nominees here.

12) Out creator Ingrid Nilsen and Tastemade have teamed up for Cooking with Pride, a weekly series that features Nilsen with LGBTQ chefs where they create food and talk about their LGBTQ experiences. Watch today’s episode with Chef Mac Elliot, a trans man who makes shakshuka on the show, below.

13) Be Gay, Do Comics is an upcoming queer comics anthology that is currently funding from The Nib. The 250-page hardcover book will feature several LGBGTQ cartoonists, writing an drawing on queer history, memoir, and satire. Click here to contribute to the project!