The GLAAD Wrap: Trailers for 'Batwoman,' 'Tales of the City,' and 'Younger'; new music from Adam Lambert, Halsey, and 'Rocketman'

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) A date has been announced for the upcoming romantic comedy Happiest Season, from out writer and director Clea DuVall, starring Mackenzie Davis and out actress Kristen Stewart. The film follows a woman who is going to propose to her girlfriend, when she finds out the girlfriend isn’t out to her parents. It will hit theaters November 20, 2020. In other film news, out actress Brianna Hildebrand has been cast as a co-lead in the upcoming buddy comedy Girls Night with Lana Condor.

2) YouTube has announced three LGBTQ-centered documentaries they will be releasing for free on their platform for pride month. The docs include State of Pride, following out activist Raymond Braun as he travels the country and interviews LGBTQ people about what pride means 50 years after Stonewall; Stonewall Outloud, based on the audio documentary Remembering Stonewall, the first documentary on the historic event; and GLAAD Media Award-nominated This is Everything: Gigi Gorgeous will be free to watch, telling the story of trans influencer Gigi Gorgeous.

3) Waking Hour is a new short film that was released this week from Latina filmmaker Nava Mau, who is also transgender. A selection at Outfest Fusion, the film gives a look at the experience of dating as a trans woman over the course of one night. Read Out’s interview with Lau at the link, and watch the short film below.

4) The nominations were announced this week for MTV’s Movie and TV Awards, and there were several LGBTQ and inclusive stand-outs. Some highlights are nominations for LGBTQ stars Lady Gaga, Dan Levy, Hannah Gadsby, Mj Rodriguez, and Amandla Stenberg as well as inclusive projects Riverdale, Big Mouth, Schitt’s Creek, The Haunting of Hill House, RuPaul’s Drag Race, and McQueen. The awards will air June 17 on MTV. See the full list of nominees here.

5) The first full length trailer for The CW’s upcoming Batwoman has been released, starring out actress Ruby Rose as the first queer superhero to be the title role in The CW’s DC Universe shows. The trailer shows her origin story, which involves rescuing her former girlfriend. Batwoman will air Sundays this fall on The CW. She will join LGBTQ heroes on Supergirl, Black Lightning, Arrow, The Flash, and Legends of Tomorrow. 

6) A behind the scenes look has been released for Netflix’s upcoming Tales of the City, where the cast and crew talk about the rebooted show reaching a new generation of LGBTQ folks. The show will premiere on June 7 on Netflix. In other Netflix news, the streaming service has announced a premiere date for season three of GLAAD Media Award-nominee She-Ra and the Princesses of Power. The new season will be released on August 2.

7) A trailer came out for season six of TV Land’s Younger, which features queer characters Maggie and Lauren, as well as out actors Nico Tortorella, Michael Urie, and Molly Bernard. The new season will premiere on June 12, watch the trailer here. A trailer was also released for the upcoming Freeform series Everything’s Gonna Be Okay, from out creator and star Josh Thomas. In the show, he plays the older brother to his half-sisters who find out their father is terminally ill.

8) Upcoming docuseries Werq the World released a trailer this week, showing several iconic drag queens on a world tour. The show will air weekly episodes on World of Wonder’s streaming service, and each episode will focus on a new drag queen, including Shangela, Alyssa Edwards, Latrice Royale, and more. In more TV news, out actor Sarah Paulson has been cast in the upcoming FX series Mrs. America. Out actor Jake Borelli has been promoted to series regular on Grey’s Anatomy, where he plays gay doctor Levi Schmidt. The show was just renewed for two more seasons.

9) The BAFTA TV Awards were handed out last weekend, with several awards going to inclusive drama Killing Eve, including Drama Series, actress Jodie Comer for portraying queer assassin Villanelle, and out actress Fiona Shaw. Out actor Ben Whishaw also won Supporting Actor for his role as queer activist Norman Scott in Amazon's A Very English Scandal. See the full list of winners here.  

10) Out singer Adam Lambert has released a new single and video, “New Eyes,” from his upcoming album Velvet. Lambert said of the single, “I wanted my first single to reflect my current state of mind and to bring listeners into a romantic, earthy vibe. 'New Eyes' is a love letter to innocence and to finding new passions.” Watch the video below and stream the song here.

11) A new original song has been released from the upcoming film Rocketman, "(I'm Gonna) Love Me Again," performed by star Taron Egerton and Elton John, written by John and Bernie Taupin. The Rocketman soundtrack will be released on May 24 and the film will be in theaters everywhere on May 31.

12) Bisexual singer and songwriter Halsey released a new single today, “Nightmare,” with a video that has an all-women cast and critiques the expectations placed on women. Stream the song here and watch the video below.

13) GLAAD Media Award-winning comedian Hannah Gadsby announced that her next special Douglas will be coming to Netflix in 2020. She is currently touring with Douglas, check out the dates here.

14) See You Soon is a film that is currently seeking crowdfunding assistance; the film explores the love story between two men who live across the country from one another, met on an app, and are finally meeting in person. The film comes from queer filmmaker Tyler Rabinowitz who seeks to tell a tender queer romance. Find out more about the project and how to contribute here.