The GLAAD Wrap: Starz renews 'Vida,' 'The Last of Us Part II' and 'Glow' trailers, and more!

1)  A new trailer has been released for the upcoming documentary Scotty and the Secret History of Hollywood which tells the story of Scotty Bowers, an ex-Marine who became involved in Hollywood as an underground matchmaker from the Golden Age to the 1980s for gay actors and actresses who could not be open about their sexuality. The documentary will premiere on July 27 at the Arclight Hollywood in Los Angeles and August 3 at the IFC Center in New York. Watch the trailer below.

2) Out actor Tituss Burgess, known for his performances on Broadway and his role in series Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidtis confirmed to join the cast of new film Dolemite Is My Name! alongside Eddie Murphy and others.  In other casting news, out actor Luke Evans will co-star in the upcoming Netflix film, Murder Mystery, along with its creators Adam Sandler and Jennifer Aniston. When an old billionaire is killed on his yacht during a family gathering, the three are caught up in solving the crime. 

3) The trailer for the second season of Netflix’s Glow has been released. The series that follows the women of a fictionalized version of the real 1980s wrestling show, Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling (GLOW), is adding a lesbian of color to the characters for season two. Played by Shakira Barrera, Yolanda or “Yo-Yo” is a Mexican American stripper and proud lesbian. The second season will air on June 29, and you can watch the trailer below.

4) Vida, the Starz show fronted by out queer creator Tanya Saracho about two Latinx sisters, has been renewed for a second season. The series with an all Latinx cast includes the queer character Eddy, played by non-binary actor Ser Anzoategui and the complicated queer relationship between Emma Hernandez (Mishel Prada) and Cruz (Maria Elena Laas). The first season is available to watch in its entirety on Starz. In other Starz news, Tyler Posey will play the recurring character Gabriel on the upcoming "surreal, adult comedy" Now Apocalypse. His character matches on a dating app with the lead, Ulysses (Avan Jogia), and the two begin dating.

5) A new trailer has been released for the fourth season of Hit the Floor’s series by out producer and writer James LaRosa. Following members of fictional basketball team LA Devils and the LA Devil Girl dancers, the series will continue to follow the relationship between bisexual basketball player Zero (Adam Senn), and his manager Jude (Brent Antonello) while adding new queer characters into the mix. Watch the trailer below, and season four will air July 10 on BET.

6) Netflix has ordered 10 episodes for a new series titled Kaos, from the queer writer behind The End of the F*cking World, Charlie Cavell. Additionally, Showtime has ordered 10 episodes for the comedy series, Black Monday, starring out actor Andrew Rannells, as well as Don Cheadle, and Regina Hall. The show tells the story of the three main characters during the famous 1987 “Black Monday” stock market crash and is set to premiere in 2019. In other TV news, FX has ordered an upcoming animated series Time Travelin’ Jerk, from out actor and producer Billy Eichner. The show follows the time traveling adventures of millennial Ashley and accountant Parker, who will be voiced by Eichner.

7) Out singer and GLAAD Media Award recipient Troye Sivan has released a new song with Ariana Grande titled “Dance to This” off his upcoming album Bloom. Click here to get tickets for Sivan’s 2018 tour and listen to the song below.


8) Naughty Dog has released a new gameplay trailer for the upcoming sequel to the hit game The Last of Us. The trailer for The Last of Us II focuses specifically on Ellie, and includes a tender romantic moment (and kiss!) with Dina, another woman at the camp. This is an immensely popular franchise,  and having a queer romance front and center is a great step forward for the gaming industry. Watch the trailer below, content warning for graphic violence.

9) Out comedian Cameron Esposito released her new one hour special that addresses sexual assault, Rape Jokes, this past Monday. In the special, Esposito speaks about her own college sexual assault in which she criticizes the sex education system and how society discusses issues surrounding consent. The special can be streamed for free or purchased by making a donation to RAINN.  In other comedy news, out comedians Sabrina Jalees and Sam Jay will perform in Netflix’s special The Comedy Lineup: Part 1 premiering on July 3, which is composed of 15 minute stand-up sets from eight comedians. 

10) Queer artist and activist Nia King  has launched a crowdfunding campaign for the third volume of her book series Queer & Trans Artists of Color. The series is based on trans artists of color that King has previously interviewed for her podcast titled, We Want the Airwaves. Click here to learn more about this project.