The GLAAD Wrap: 'Signature Move' in theaters, teasers for 'Vida,' 'The Good Fight,' 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) Romantic comedy Signature Move opens in Los Angeles this weekend. The film tells the story of a Pakistani-American woman who falls in love with an openly gay Mexican-American woman who owns a bookshop. In addition to being a love story, the movie explores themes of family, identity and all different forms of love. A romance between two women of color is a much needed narrative. Signature Move opens Friday in Los Angeles at the Laemmle Music Hall, will be available for VOD purchase on February 13, and will be released on Amazon Prime on February 15. Click here to get tickets, and watch the trailer below!

2) On Monday, it was announced that Trafalgar Releasing will be distributing McKellen: Playing the Part, an extensive documentary on the life and work of out renowned actor Ian McKellen. Based on over 14 hours of interviews with the actor and activist, the documentary will follow his career from the early years up unitl today, as well as focusing on his work fighting for gay rights. McKellen: Playing the Part will come out later in 2018.

3) The Director’s Guild of America Awards were handed out on Saturday. Guillermo del Toro took home the top prize for directing The Shape of Water, which includes a gay character in the main ensemble. The television DGA Awards went to directors on LGBTQ-inclusive series The Handmaid’s Tale and Veep, both which include multiple queer women characters. The full list of winners can be found here.

4) A first look teaser has been released for Starz’ upcoming drama Vida, which centers on two Mexican-American sisters who are forced to return to their East Los Angles home after their mother dies. Emma, one of the sisters, has relationships with both men and women, and the series will explore her sexuality as well as their experience being Latinx in modern day LA. “I always was missing that female brown queer perspective, and I think in Vida we have that” said showrunner Tanya Saracho on the series. Watch the teaser below, and catch the premiere of Vida on May 6th.

5) A trailer has been released for the second season of CBS All Access’s The Good Fight. A spinoff of the popular drama The Good Wife, the streaming show follows lawyer Diane Lockhart, as well as her associates, which include young lesbian lawyer, Maia Rindell. This season will include more of Maia and her girlfriend as well as a guest starring turn from out lesbian comedian and actress Jane Lynch. The Good Fight season two premiers on March 4th on CBS All Access.

6) A full length trailer came out on Wednesday for season two of Marvel series Jessica Jones. Two years after the first season of the acclaimed Netflix superhero drama, the second season picks up with Jessica trying to uncover her past and fight new villains. Also returning this season is Carrie-Ann Moss as lesbian lawyer Jeri Hogarth, who appears to have a new love interest based on the trailer. Check it out below, and catch Jessica Jones season two when it comes out on Netflix March 8th.

7) The characters have been announced for the upcoming reboot of Charmed, the beloved 90s show about three witch sisters. The new version will be set in a college town and star three new sisters, Macy, Mel, and Madison. Older sister Mel is described as “a strong-willed feminist…who is in her mid 20s and a lesbian. In the wake of a tragic accident, the grieving Mel becomes angry, defiantly unkempt, even violent, pushing away those who might help her, including her girlfriend, Detective Soo Jin. Mel’s power is time-freezing.” Casting is underway for the reboot which is planned to debut on The CW.

8) Out mega-producer Ryan Murphy’s newest series The Politician has been picked up for two seasons by Netflix. The hour-long musical comedy will star Ben Platt, Gwenyth Paltrow, and Barbara Streisand, and will follow political races the characters work. Murphy has a history with including many LGBTQ characters in his series, and hopefully The Politician will do the same. In other TV news, HBO announced it will be airing a series of specials of the popular political podcast Pod Save America. The hosts and producers of the podcast include former Obama speechwriter Jon Lovett, who will join his co-hosts Jon Favreau and Tommy Vietor to tour the country to prep for the 2018 midterms.

9) The line-up has been announced for Paley Fest LA, the television festdival that runs March 16-25th in Los Angeles. Programs included in the lineup are GLAAD Media Award-nominees Will & Grace, which will have the four stars and two creators at the panels; and The Handmaid’s Tale, whose line-up of stars will include out actress Samira Wiley. LGBTQ-inclusive series Queen Sugar will have a panel which includes out star Rutina Wesley, as well as Riverdale, which out producer Greg Berlanti will sit on. Click here for more info and how to buy tickets!

10) GLAAD Media-Award nominee Halsey has a released a video for her emotional song “Sorry” off her album hopeless fountain kingdom. The album is currently available for streaming and download, and the heartfelt video for “Sorry” is below. Out singer Parson James also released a new music video for his breakup ballad “Only You,” which is available to watch here.

11) Out singer and songwriter Matt Palmer has released the next song off his upcoming visual EP. “Inevitably,” the newest song and video is a romantic montage of Palmer and out model Max Emerson going out around Los Angeles, and enjoying their time together. The full EP Get Lost will drop on March 9th, and watch the video for “Inevitably” below!

12) Australia’s first and only LGBT audio drama, The Love and Luck Podcast, is currently crowdfunding for its second season. The podcast is a story of two men who fall in love, find out they have magical powers, and then use those powers to protect their community. The show prides itself on producing queer media that has happy endings and loves and values the LGBT community. Click here to help them out, and here to listen to the first season of the podcast!