BY Advocate.com Editors
March 19 2010 5:15 PM ET
Fantastic Mr. Fox — Director Wes Anderson’s gorgeous stop motion–animated telling of the beloved Roald Dahl tale is his best, most accessible film since The Royal Tenenbaums. George Clooney gives good voice to Mr. Fox, an accused chicken thief, and Meryl Streep is pitch perfect as his wife, Felicity, but it’s Jason Schwartzman voicing their angsty young son, Ash, who just doesn’t fit in (read: gay), who steals the show.
Mad Men: Season 3 — Up until midway through the third season of this hit cable series about the employees of a Madison Avenue advertising, the story lines are contemplative, meditative, and slow-burning and then — bam!—the notorious lawn mower accident cranked up the tension that is the show’s trademark. Sal Romano, the closeted gay art director vividly played by Bryan Batt, figures prominently, and the season finale was devastating and riveting, reminding viewers why this is perhaps television’s finest drama.
Sherlock Holmes — Robert Downey Jr. takes on one of literature’s most iconic crime solvers and ratchets up the homoerotic tension with Jude Law as the sleuth's faithful companion Dr. Watson in director Guy Ritchie’s kinetic makeover of Arthur Conan Doyle’s classic novels.