The GLAAD Wrap: 'Professor Marston and The Wonder Women' opens in theaters, new album from St. Vincent, 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) Professor Marston and the Wonder Women opens in theaters on Friday. The film tells the story of psychologist William Moulton Marston (Luke Evans) – famous for inventing both the Wonder Woman character and the lie detector test – but also, the unconventional polyamorous relationship he shared with his wife Elizabeth (Rebecca Hall) and their lover, Olive (Bella Heathcote), both of whom inspired the iconic superhero. This kind of relationship is barely seen in media, let alone on the big screen, and it is an important step in representation. You can click here to read GLAAD’s Q&A with out director Angela Robinson and watch an exclusive clip!  

2) Key art and social media has been released for the upcoming film Love, Simon. The film, directed by out producer and filmmaker Greg Berlanti, tells the story of Simon, a closeted teenager who is threatened to be outed to his entire school. The film, based on the novel Simon vs. The Homo Sapiens Agenda, will be released by 20th Century Fox on March 16th, 2018. It’s still rare for films from the major studios to feature LGBTQ characters, let alone as leads, so Love, Simon is a significant step in the right direction.

3) Over the weekend at New York Comic Con, Freeform released details about next season of GLAAD Media Award-winning fantasy show Shadowhunters. The show is notable for its inclusion of gay, bi, and asexual characters, which is still a rarity on television. The anticipated season three will premiere April 3, 2018, and an additional ten episodes have been ordered for next summer. They also announced that out Hamilton star Javier Munoz will be joining the cast, and released a trailer for the third season, which you can watch below!

4) To celebrate National Coming Out Day on Wednesday, Hulu put all seasons of the groundbreaking comedy series Ellen on Hulu. The show made history when Ellen came out on live television over two decades ago, and it’s an important part of LGBTQ television history. The iconic coming out episode, “The Puppy Episode,” along with the entirety of Ellen is available to stream on Hulu right now. In other television news, Apple has picked up Amazing Stories as streaming series, a reboot of the 1981 sci-fi drama, produced by Steven Spielberg and showrun by out American Gods showrunner Bryan Fuller.

5) St. Vincent’s highly anticipated album MASSEDUCTION was released on Friday. The thirteen track-album embraces the queer singer’s signature style while slightly moving into the pop genre. ,You can stream and purchase the album wherever music is sold, and check out her tour schedule to see if she’s coming to your city! Below you can listen to “Pills,” the third single off of MASSEDUCTION.

6) Out lesbian singer Courtney Barnett and folk singer Kurt Vile released their album Lotta Sea Lice on Friday. Their collaboration album focuses on the writing process itself and what it means to be an artist. In addition to the album, Barnett and Vile just kicked off their North American Tour, which includes out singer Jen Cloher as an opening act.  The album is now available to stream and buy, and you can watch the music video for their single “Continental Breakfast” below.

7) Gavin Rayna Russom, the out trans musician known for being part of the indie band LCD Soundsystem, has released a new solo body of work on her new website. The music, featured on soundcloud and her website, is a continuation of her work as the alias Black Meteoric Star. She released the EP Three Love Songs this week on soundcloud. Her website can be found here, where Russom features info about shows as well as an archive of her work, which includes music and her film Black Meteoric Star – No More White Presidents.

8) Out bisexual actor and singer Keiynan Lonsdale, best known for his role as Kid Flash on The Flash, has released a song and music video “Good Life.” The video is a bright and colorful portrait of Lonsdale and his friends as he sings about valuing love and the good life. The song is available for purchase and streaming, and you can watch the upbeat and fun video below!

9) Out queer musician Shamir has released a music video for his single “Straight Boy.” The video features Shamir and his guitar, front and center, but slowly he becomes replaced with a white, straight boy. Says Shamir of the video, "The video quite unequivocally depicts the process of whitewashing[...]" “Straight Boy” will be featured on the singer’s upcoming album Revelations out November 3rd, and you can watch the video below. Queer pop duo SUPERFRUIT have released another music video, this one for their song GOODBYE FROM LONELY off of their FUTURE FRIENDS album. Click here to watch!

10) Circadia is a fantasy comic forthcoming from Jennifer Dungan and several queer woman and non-binary artists. The comic tells the story of Zara, a woman who falls in love with a non-binary assassin, but she’s unsure if they are in her dreams or in real life. The story tows the lines between Zara’s dreams and reality and tells both a love story and an adventure. Circadia is currently raising funds for print distribution, and you can find out more on that here!