Hello there, honeybees, how you doin’? We’re doing good, and once again, we welcome you to Binge-Worthy Buzz, our weekly series where we talk about all the new stuff you need to check out in theaters and streaming services. Shall we dive in?
Trevor: The Musical
Have y’all ever heard of the Trevor Project? Well, this musical tells the story of the boy who inspired the name of the project. The Off-Broadway production just had a filmed version drop on Disney+ on June 24 and in our humble opinion, everyone should watch it. Trevor is a 13-year-old with an active imagination and some struggles to navigate his identity… in 1981.
He seems pretty happy figuring all that out on how own, but then the wrong spotlight hits him and he suddenly has lots of people watching his every move. The musical was inspired by the Academy Award-winning short film Trevor, from 1995. We’re so glad to finally see this story hit the stage (and our screens!)
Minions: The Rise of Gru
Who’s ready for the next chapter in the story of Gru and his minions? This time, we’re actually going back in time to when the master of evil was just a 12-year-old boy in the 1970s planning how he’d take over the world from his basement, not that that’s going well for him. That’s when Gru meets the minions he (and we) came to love so much. Together, they begin their reign of evil.
But the part we’re looking forward to the most is Gru’s interview to become a part of the Vicious 6, a supervillain group he’s been a fan of his whole life. At first, they’re not exactly impressed by him, but that quickly turns to anger when the mini-villain outsmarts them all. What he thought would get him into the club is actually what makes him their enemy. Somehow, that’s what makes Gru understand the value of having help from friends, since the Minions immediately jump in to help him. The movie hits theaters on July 1.
The third installment of one of Disney Channel’s most successful franchises comes to Disney+ on July 15 and a special “Lost Song” version of it hits Disney Channel on August 12. This time, we’re following Zed and Addison during their senior year of high school and everything seems fine for humans and monsters alike.
But this wouldn’t be a Disney Channel movie without something throwing a wrench into their fairytale. Just when everyone thinks all will be well, with Zed anticipating a scholarship and Addison getting ready for an international cheer-off… aliens show up. Yep, the new species we’ll meet this time are aliens who don’t seem too pleased with everyone at Seabrook High.
Say It With Pride
Pride Month is coming to an end, unfortunately. But Disney+ is giving us one last celebration to end the month on a high note: Say It With Pride. For the second year in a row, Disney+’s Pride variety show celebrates the LGBTQIA+ community with lots of music and inspiring stories.
Among the stellar group of participants, are figures like Alan Menken, Nina West, Jessica Darrow, Jack Hughes, the Trans Choir of Los Angeles, and many more. This year, the direction of the special will be in the hands of Tee Vaden. Say It With Pride will premiere on Disney+’s YouTube channel and Facebook page on June 30 at 8 p.m. ET.
Siempre Fui Yo
Siempre Fui Yo is the story of 22-year-old Lupe, a Mexican girl currently trying to come to terms with the death of her father, famous Colombian singer El Faraón. After getting the terrible news, Lupe goes from Mexico to Colombia to attend the funeral. Everything seems normal until it doesn’t, and she starts to realize not everything is what it seems at first.
With that in mind, Lupe enters a musical contest to get closer to people who worked with her father and take a look behind the curtains of his death. To her, the circumstances of his passing seem odd, so she enlists the help of his former assistant, Noah, to find out the truth. All of that to the sound of an awesome soundtrack. All episodes will be available on Disney+ on July 20.
Tudo Igual… Só Que Não
Finishing today’s list, we have Tudo Igual, Só Que Não, Disney+’s latest Brazilian production. The protagonist here is Carol, a typical teen dealing with typical teen dramas. Those include her mom’s new marriage and the step-brother it brought her, as well as her first relationship and the conflicts it brought to her group of friends, among others.
From what we’ve heard so far, the show will stay true to its name (“Everything is the same, except it isn’t,” in loose translation). We’ll be seeing a teenager we all see a bit of ourselves in have to grow up and explore feelings and situations she’s never been in before. We don’t know about you, but we’re really looking forward to seeing Carol’s journey towards happiness. Also, it’ll be a fun twist to watch a non-American teen going through that phase. Like Siempre Fui Yo, this show also premieres on July 20 on Disney+.
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