The Hot Sheet
BY Advocate.com Editors
December 10 2010 9:00 AM ET
Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work — As is evident from the opening close-up of the 77-year-old comic's face without makeup, directors Ricki Stern and Anne Sundberg were given unlimited access to the groundbreaking comedian. Their documentary offers fans a warts-and-all peek into her life, revealing an unexpectedly poignant figure.
Edie & Thea: A Very Long Engagement — Last year's acclaimed documentary follows a feisty lesbian couple from their early years together in the '60s until they were finally allowed to marry in Toronto in 2007. Thea's death from MS, which left Edie with a massive debt in estate taxes, has made headlines and makes the heartfelt documentary resonate even more.