Disney+’s “Trevor: The Musical” Gets Early Pride Month Trailer Release

June is here, and we all know what that means: corporations (read studios) throw a ton of LGBTQIA+ proposals/projects/ideas at the wall, hoping that something sticks. Or at least pray that it carries a perception of inclusivity with the general public.

Disney+, in celebration of Pride Month, has just released the trailer for the upcoming Trevor: The Musical. The feature, a filmed version of the popular Off-Broadway stage production, centers on a 13-year-old who is navigating the rough waters of his own identity as he attempts to find his place in the challenging world of 1981. The musical is based on the 1995 Academy Award-winning short "Trevor," which inspired the creation of The Trevor Project, a non-profit focusing on suicide prevention in the LGBTQIA+ youth community.

While I feel the taped stage production model devalues the theater's heart and soul, I acknowledge that it has its place. Disney+ will bring more eyes and ears to the story, which isn't a bad thing. However, I wish its release wasn't in connection with Pride. Corporations need to expand their offerings outside the required 30 days of June. And with Disney-owned Hulu already debuting Fire Island and the final (and final) season of Love, Victor this month, the studio could easily spread the love.

That said, check out the trailer below and log in to catch the film's debut on June 24.


About Stephen Davis

Stephen Davis
I owe this hobby/career to the one and only Stephanie Peterman who, while interning at Fox, told me that I had too many opinions and irrelevant information to keep it all bottled up inside. I survived my first rated R film, Alive, at the ripe age of 8, it took me months to grasp the fact that Julia Roberts actually died at the end of Steel Magnolias, and I might be the only person alive who actually enjoyed Sorority Row…for its comedic value of course. While my friends can drink you under the table, I can outwatch you when it comes iconic, yet horrid 80s films like Adventures in Babysitting and Troop Beverly Hills. I have no shame when it comes to what I like, and if you have a problem with that, then we’ll settle it on the racquetball court. I see too many movies to actually win any film trivia contest, so don’t waste your first pick on me. My friends rent movies from my bookcase shelves, and one day I do plan to start charging. I long to live in LA, where my movie obsession will actually help me fit in, but for now I am content with my home in Austin. I prefer indies to blockbusters, Longhorns to Sooners and Halloween to Friday the 13th. I miss the classics, as well as John Ritter, and I hope to one day sit down and interview the amazing Kate Winslet.