The GLAAD Wrap: 'Late Night' in theaters; 'Vida' renewed for third season, new music by King Princess and Shea Diamond, 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) Comedy Late Night, directed by out filmmaker Nisha Ganatra, will be released in theaters in New York and Los Angeles today. The film stars Mindy Kaling as the first woman writer for the only woman (Emma Thompson) with a late night talk show. The film also features out actors Denis O'Hare and John Early, the latter as the sole gay writer in the writers' room. For those in New York and LA, click here for tickets, and Late Night will go into wide release later in the month. 

2) Out director John Butler's new film Papi Chulo will be released in limited theaters today. The film stars out actor Matt Bomer as a gay man who strikes up a friendship with a man named Ernesto who works for him. Tickets are available here! In more film news, a trailer has been released for Sundance hit Brittany Runs a Marathon, written and directed by out filmmaker Paul Downs Colaizzo, who based the film on his best friend's story. The movie follows the titular Brittany as she embarks on a goal to run the New York Marathon. The cast includes Micah Stock as a gay dad who becomes running buddies with Brittany. The film will be released on August 23; watch the trailer below.

3) Fox Searchlight has selected Barry Jenkins to direct an untitled biopic depicting the life of Alvin Ailey. The Moonlight and If Beale Street Could Talk director will tell Ailey’s story of one of the most influential choreographers who revolutionized modern dance through the use of same gender partnering in his work, amongst other groundbreaking practices. In further film news, NEON and Hulu’s Portrait of a Lady on Fire is set for a December 6 limited release date. The French historical drama and Cannes Film Festival winner by Céline Sciamma depicts a romantic relationship between a painter and the bride-to-be she is commissioned to paint.

4) A trailer has been released for the musical finale of Transparent. The final episodes takes place after Maura’s death, and see the return of Alexandra Billings’ Davina, Trace Lysette’s Shea, and the rest of the Pfefferman family. In other Amazon news, Josie Totah, a young actress who is trans, has been set as the third lead in the pilot Good People opposite Lisa Kudrow and Whitney Cummings. The comedy from Cummings and Lee Daniels follows generational differences at a college. 

5) Starz has renewed Vida for a third season just days after the season two debut. Season three is expected to premiere early next summer. The recipient of the 2019 GLAAD Media Award for Outstanding Comedy series will continue to tackle topics including gender, sexuality, Latinx identity, and family. The second season is currently on air Sundays on Starz. Netflix's Lucifer has also been renewed for a fifth and final season. 

6) Funny Or Die premiered a celebrity talk show titled Under A Rock with Tig Notaro. In each episode, Notaro sits down and interviews six highly recognizable celebrities — except she legitimately has no idea who her famous guests are. Watch the first episode below. In other TV news, Killing Eve producer Sid Gentle Films announced an upcoming project in collaboration with out poet Max Wallis. The details are unknown as of now, but Wallis has cited Queer as Folk as inspiration.

7) A trailer has been released for season two of Sweetbitter, which features queer characters Ari and Sasha. Watch the trailer here. In other TV news, a date has been announced for CBS All Access’ upcoming Women Who Kill, which will premiere on August 15. A teaser has also been released for the fifth and final season of Killjoys, which stars out actor Luke Macfarlane and features queer characters in the ensemble. The season will premiere June 19 on Syfy; watch the trailer below.

8) It was announced on Thursday that non-binary actor Lachlan Watson has been upped to a series regular on Netflix's Chilling Adventures of Sabrina. On the show, they play trans character Theo. In other Netflix news, the trailer for the final season of Jessica Jones has been released, featuring Carrie-Ann Moss returning as morally ambiguous lesbian lawyer Jeri Hogarth. Watch the trailer below, and the third season on June 14 on Netflix. 

9) The inaugural Critics’ Choice Real TV Awards handed out their honors on Sunday night, with several going to Netflix’s Queer Eye. The GLAAD Media Award-winning series took home four awards overall including for Ensemble Cast in an Unscripted Series, Lifestyle Show: Fashion/Beauty, Male Star of the Year for Jonathan Van Ness, and Structured Series. RuPaul’s Drag Race also received an award for Competition Series..

10) Singer and songwriter Shea Diamond released a new track today, "Don't Shoot." Stream and download the powerful song from the trans singer here. Out actor Kevin McHale also relased a new single today, "James Dean." The song has an accompanying music video starring McHale out actor Johnny Sibilly; watch it below. 

11) Out singer Dodie released new track, Guiltless. The bisexual UK artist will continue to tour the United States and Canada later this fall. The music video is below. Out singer King Princess released new single “Cheap Queen” on Friday. Fans anticipate her debut album dropping later this year. The 20-year-old queer icon will headline her first pride event at the San Diego Pride Festival on Saturday July 13. Listen to the song here!

12) Yvie Oddly, winner of the eleventh season of RuPaul’s Drag Race, released new single and music video “Dolla $tore.” The single is available for streaming and download. Watch the music video below.

13) Casting as been announced for the Broadway revival of Richard Greenberg’s Take Me Out. The Tony-winning play deals with racism, homophobia and toxic masculinity in the sports world, following a major league baseball player who comes out as gay. Grey's Anatomy's Jesse Williams has been cast as the lead and out actor Jesse Tyler Ferguson will play the role of money manager Mason Marzac. The show will premiere in spring 2020.

14) Musical group Stick and a Stone is crowdfunding for their newest album, Versatile, “an album of unconventional love songs for queer ancestors & survivors, woodlands & waterways, friends & freedom fighters.” The songs come from songwriter Elliot Miskovicz, who writes about his rural life as a trans and  queer person. Click here to find out more information and contribute.

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