The GLAAD Wrap: 'Love, Simon' hits theaters, 'The Fosters' series finale news, 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) Love, Simon comes out today! Directed by out producer and filmmaker Greg Berlanti, Love, Simon is a love story about finding yourself. The movie tells the story of the titular Simon, a closeted high school senior, who starts an email correspondence with another closeted gay student at his school. Find tickets near you here, and watch the trailer below! This weekend, tweet @GLAAD with your own love letter about the importance of LGBTQ representation. Tag it with #LoveSimon, sign with #Love(Your First Name), and we will be sharing some of our favorites all opening weekend.

2) A trailer for Final Portrait has just been released. The film follows artist Alberto Giacometti and gay journalist James Lord, who connect when Giacometti asks Lord to sit for him so he can paint a portrait. Check out the trailer for the movie below! Final Portrait will be released on March 23.

3) Out bisexual actress Kristen Stewart has just been cast as actress Jean Seberg in Against All Enemies. The film follows the actress in the 1960s, as she is continually targeted by the illegal FBI group, COINTELPRO. Stewart stars beside Anthony Mackie, Jack O’Connell, and Margaret Qualley. In other casting news, Ian McKellen has just been cast in a new thriller by New Line Cinema, The Good Liar. McKellan stars as con-artist Roy Courtnay, who meets Widow Betty McLeish, played by Helen Mirren, and begins to fall in love. Complications ensue as Courtnay is unsure which to follow, his feelings or his con-artist business. 

4) Gay actor and director Ben Lewis has just created a new short film, Apart from Everything. Starring Tatiana Maslany, the film centers around Fran, a lesbian woman dealing with alcoholism who is trying to reconnect with her ex. Watch the entire short film below! In other film news, the GLAAD Media Award nominee, Call Me By Your Name, was just released on Blu-Ray and DVD on March 13. Purchase it on Amazon here!

5) Paul Feig, the director of movies such as Ghostbusters and Bridesmaids, will launch a new digital content company called Powderkeg that will work to push forward the voices of LGBTQ people, people of color, and women. “It has long been a goal of mine to create an outlet for new and little-heard voices, both in front of and behind the camera,” Feig said. “Entertainment needs to be fully representative of our entire population, and I am thrilled to have this outlet to help empower and bring exposure to as many distinct and varied new voices as possible.”

6) Freeform has just announced the dates for the series finale of The Fosters. The final super-sized episode will be three parts, taking place at 8pm from June 4-6. The show, which received the GLAAD Media Award in Outstanding Drama Series at the 25th Annual GLAAD Media Awards, centers on the lives of Stef and Lena, two moms raising their adopted and biological children. Watch the promo for the series finale below! Freeform has also announced that the current fifth season of their show Young and Hungry will be its last. However, the entire cast will reunite for one last wrap-up movie, including out actor Rex Lee as the character Elliot Park.

7) Out actress Zoie Palmer will guest star on season three of the GLAAD Media Award nominee, Wynonna Earp. Palmer, who played a lesbian character on Lost Girl, is set to play Jolene, “a fun-loving yet secretive friend” to the Earps. Wynonna Earp is set to return later this year.

8) Out singer-songwriter Rachael Cantu has just released her new song, “You’re The Most.” Her music video for the song explores the love between two non-binary people. "This music video beautifully captures the heart flutter, the fear of falling, and does so by being unapologetically queer," Cantu says, "which I find so necessary in this world." The song comes off her new EP, Love Rush, which is set to be released in April. Watch the video below!

9) The GLAAD Media Awards nominated comic series, The Backstagers, is expanding into prose novels! Written by out bisexual actor and first-time author Andy Mientus, with 20 new illustrations by Rian Sygh, the novels are intended to expand on the adventures of the crew. The first novel, The Backstagers and the Ghost Light, is set to be released on September 25, and can be preordered here now! Don’t miss Sygh next weekend on GLAAD and BOOM! Studio’s “Pop Culture is LGBTQ” panel at Wondercon, March 25.

10) A Quick and Easy Guide to They/Them Pronouns is set to be released by Limerence Press on June 12! The short comic book follows Tristan, a cis man, and Archie, a genderqueer artist, as they explain pronouns and the singular they. The comics also contain helpful tips for when you make a mistake, and why pronouns matter in the first place. Although the book won’t be released until June, you can preorder it on Amazon here!

11) One Night, directed and written by trans writer Elliot “E” Feliciano, is a story that focuses on the life of Alex as they travel back to their hometown of Chicago to retrieve the ashes of their estranged father. Along the way, Alex “reconnects with Mari, their grade school crush.” One Night is currently seeking funding. To learn more click here, and check out the Seed & Spark video below!