The GLAAD Wrap: New trailer for 'Pose', Troye Sivan drops a single, Hannah Hart gets new webseries, 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. Tully, the acclaimed film directed by Jason Reitman and starring Charlize Theron, has hit theaters today! The film focuses on Marlo (Theron), a tired mother who has just given birth to her third child when the "millenial Mary Poppins" arrives, the titular character of Tully. The two continually bond and grow- and their connection becomes the heart of the movie. Marlo's character is also bisexual, which all to rare to see on the big screen, and a refreshing change. Watch a trailer for the film below, and find tickets here!

2. Jake Gyllenhaal is set to produce and to star as legendary queer composer and musician, Leonard Bernstein in the new movie, The American. The film is set to follow Bernstein from conducting the New York Philharmonic at the age of 25, all the way through his rise to fame. The film will also deal with Bernstein’s own issues with understanding and accepting himself, all throughout his life, hopefully including the composer's relationships with men.

3From the director who made the viral short film, Girl Night Stand, comes a new film, Lez Bomb. Directed and starring Jenna Laurenzo, the film centers on a woman who comes home for Thanksgiving and tries to come out to her eccentric family, but little does she know they all have surprises up their sleeves too. The film also stars Cloris Leachman, Bruce Dern, and Rob Moran. This week, the first clip of Lez Bomb was released to Deadline; watch it below!

4. Ryan Murphy and Steven Canal's new TV show, Pose, has just dropped its first trailer and a release date! The show is set in the 80s, and will bring focus to the underground scene of the Ball, while juxtaposing that with the "high-life" of upper New York. Pose is set to make history by having the largest number of trans series regulars on a cable TV show, all of them trans women of color, as well as including trans talent in the writer's room and behind the camera. Check out the trailer below, and look out for the show when it premieres on June 3!

5Ellen DeGeneres’ online platform, Ellen Digital Network, has just announced a deal to work with out youtuber and GLAAD Board Member, Hannah Hart. The deal includes an unscripted series that will center on Hart offering “love-related advice” for especially life changing decisions.

6HBO’s new comedy pilot, Mrs. Fletcher, has just cast its main stars. The story follows Eve Fletcher and her son Brendan who are both about to experience new feelings of independence as Brendan starts college. The show now includes trans activist Jen Richards as Margo Fairchild, a trans woman who teaches the Gender and Society course at the nearby college. Margo’s story revolves around her recent transition, and how she adjusts to her new identity. Richards is known for being the co-writer, star, and producer of the GLAAD Media Award-winning webseries Her Story. Check the first episode of Her Story below!

7. Several LGBTQ-inclusive television series have been renewed this week. Season three of Hulu’s hi, The Handmaid’s Tale has already been confirmed, right off the heels of the season two release. Season five of Fox's Empire has also just been announced as well as season three of The Good Fight.  Along with all of these renewals, there was a trailer dropped for season four of Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt! There was also news that this would be the last season of Unbreakable. After season four is finished, there will be a series finale movie to wrap up the entire series. Season four will premiere on May 30th, and the trailer is below!

8. The Daytime Creative Arts Emmy Award winners were announced earlier this week. Among the winners that included LGBTQ related content or people were Amazon's animated Danger and Eggs, documentary Kevin Aucoin Beauty and The Beast in Me, Forbidden, and shows with out hosts The Talk, and Good Morning America. To check out the full list of winners click here!

9. The 2018 Tony Award nominations have just been released! The revival of the hit Broadway play Angels in America has been nominated for 11 awards. Angels in America offers an examination of the AIDS crisis, and the gay community, in America in the 1980s. Several out actors including Joe Mantello, Michael Arden, George C. Wolfe, and Nathan Lane also received nominations. In order to check out the rest of the 2018 nominees, click here!

10In further award show news, MTV has just announced the nominees for the 2018 MTV Movie & TV Awards. Some of the LGBTQ nominees are Love, Simon for Best Kiss, Lady Gaga: Five Foot Two and Demi Lovato: Simply Complicated for Best Music Documentary, Dan Levy for Best Comedic Performance, as well as Grown-ish for Best Show. The ceremony is set to take place June 18 at 9/8c in Los Angeles. Check out the host Tiffany Haddish in the new promo below!

 

11Out singer Troye Sivan has released a new song titled, “Bloom.” The song was released May 2, and includes an animated lyric video, animated by Jason Ebeyer. Sivan hasn’t said when his next album is going to be released, but this is his third single of the year off of the singer upcoming sophomore album. Watch the new video for “Bloom” below!

12No Straight Lines: Four Decades of Queer Comics is a documentary in production that looks back into the past to analyze and to bring light to the history of queer stories within comics, from underground comic books all the way to queer stories in Marvel and DC comics. Directed by Vivian Kleiman (a Peabody Award Winner), the documentary will also have interviews with popular queer comic creators such as Alison Bechdel and Howard Cruse. This film is still currently funding, but to learn more about their project click here! Watch their Kickstarter video below!