The GLAAD Wrap: New Wonder Woman biopic trailer, new video from Beth Ditto, 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 Wonder Woman creator biopic Proferssor Marston & the Wonder Women now has an official trailer. The film, written and directed by out filmmaker Angela Robinson, tells the story of Wonder Woman creator Marston (Luke Evans) and the real life wonder women he was involved with: his wife, Elizabeth Marston (Rebecca Hall), and their lover, Olive Byrne (Bella Heathcote). It is set to release in theaters October 27, and you can watch the trailer below!

2) Howard Ashman, the award-winning songwriter who brought us the iconic songs of The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast, Little Shop of Horrors, and Aladdin, is finally getting a documentary made about his incredible life and work. The documentary Howard, will explore his musical talents as well as his tragic passing from AIDS in 1991. The trailer was shown this week at the D23 expo, and a release date is forthcoming.

3) The lesbian classic Desert Hearts is returning to theaters this week in New York. The 1986 film set in 1959 tells the story of Vivian, an English professor in the middle of a divorce, and Cay, a sculptor, as they become closer on a ranch in Reno. The intimacy of their love and hopeful ending continues to make a lasting impression, and is a huge influence on today's lesbian cinema. For those in New York, Desert Hearts will be playing at the IFC theater all week: click here for showtimes and tickets.

4) The short film Amigas with Benefits is competing in the PBS Online Film Festival. The film tells the story of Lupita and Ramona, an elderly couple moments away from marriage. When their ceremony is interrupted, they hatch a plan and go for a ride. The film screened at Los Angeles’ Outfest and is now available to watch online on PBS's website, where you can also vote on the film to win the online short film competition. 

5) The trailer for the third season of Difficult People dropped on Tuesday. The comedy continues to follow the lives of Julie Kessler (July Klausner) and Billy Epstein (Billy Eichner) in New York City, as well as an ensemble which includes Cole Escola and Shakina Nayfack. The trailer boasts guest appearances from Lucy Liu, Maury Povich, and John Cho as Billy's new love interest. Difficult People returns to Hulu August 8.

6) Two Queens in a Kitchen debuted its second season Tuesday on OpenTV. The cooking show is  as advertised: pairs of Chicago queens, primarily LGBTQ people of color, demonstrating recipes and discussing relevant topics like intersectional feminism and art in a digital age. Check out the first episode below:

7) Out pop musician Beth Ditto released a video for her single "In and Out," off of her album Fake Sugar, available to stream and download. The lyric video for "In and Out" features an animated and adorable pair of of creatures and their insuing friendship. You can watch the video below, and check out more of Ditto's music!

8) Singer Daniel Crook released the music video for “Lavender” this week, a continuation of the previous video for “Fault.” The video splices grainy, nostalgic-looking footage with stark dance sequences under lyrics that oscillate between the feminine and masculine for a deeply vulnerable display.

9) Out auther and illustrator  Nicole Georges released her autobiographical graphic novel “Fetch: How a Bad Dog Brought Me Home” this week. Adopted when Nicole was sixteen, Beija shares in Nicole’s life through “depression, relationships gone awry, and an unmoored young adulthood played out against the backdrop of the Portland punk scene.”

10) Happily Ever Aftr, a story by Ricky Lima and Nicolas “Lonku” Londiex released last year about a Princess who uses a dating app to find knights and the girl who kidnapped her, has started a crowdfunding campaign to raise money for a full graphic novel of Happily Ever Aftr. Check out their Kickstarter page for more information. 

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