“Love, Simon,” “Tomb Raider” Hit Theaters, “RuPaul’s Drag Race: Season 10” Blows Up TV

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In Theaters

  • Closeted junior Simon Spier (Nick Robinson) will do anything to keep his sexuality under wraps. When he begins an email correspondence with another closeted teen a devious friend learns their secret and Simon gets blackmailed into betraying his clique. Greg Berlanti (Broken Heart’s Club, TV’s Flash) directs this adaptation of Becky Albertalli’s YA besteller, Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda, the first major studio film with a gay teen protagonist. (March 16, Fox)

  • Alicia Vikander stars as the globetrotting video-game character Lara Croft in this reboot of the film franchise. Determined to find out what happened to her father (Dominic West), she heads to Japan for plenty of suspenseful derring-do! (March 16, Warner Bros.)

DVD/Blu-Ray/Video on Demand

  • Hugh Jackman stars as circus founder P.T. Barnum in this big Hollywood musical with songs by La La Land’s Benj Pasek and Justin Paul, including the Oscar-nominated “This Is Me.” (VOD, 20th Century Fox)

  • The fourth entry from James Wan’s supernatural horror series sees paranormal investigator Elise (Lin Shaye) revisit the literal ghosts of her own childhood home. (VOD, Universal)

TV/Streaming

  • Rev up those engines for a fresh batch of queens vying to become America’s next drag superstar, with an all-sar panel of celebrity guest judges including Christina Aguilera, Billy Eichner, Shania Twain and Courtney Love. (Thursday March 22, VH1)

  • In this polyamorous rom-com’s third season, recently broken-up throuple Jack (Greg Poehler), Emma (Rachel Blanchard), Izzy (Priscilla Faia) and Nina (Melanie Papalia) reunite four months later. But is Emma too settled back into her Seattle “lesbian dream life” at this point? (March 20, AT&T Audience Network)

  • Now in its regular Tuesday time slot, this musical series based on out author Michael Sokolove’s 2013 memoir, Drama High, garnered controversy by changing the lead character’s sexuality to heterosexual But there’s still plenty of LGBT interest in the show, about high school drama teacher (Josh Radnor) staging a production of Spring Awakening, including a closeted religious student Simon (Ted Sutherland) and transgender teen Michael (non-binary actor Ellie Desautels). (March 20, NBC)

  • Returning from its midseason break in a new Sunday 8:30pm timeslot, Fox’s cop sitcom promises a girlfriend layed by Gina Rodriguez for recently out Detective Rosa Diaz (Stephanie Beatriz). (March 18, FOX)

  • Firefighters are the subject of the second Grey’s Anatomy spinoff. Ellen Pompeo’s Dr. Meredith Grey appears in the premiere episode, directed by out Emmy-winning executive producer Paris Barclay. (March 22, ABC)

Lawrence is a New York-based travel and entertainment writer whose work has appeared in National Geographic Traveler, Time Out New York and The New York Post.
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