BY Brandon Voss
January 21 2011 12:00 PM ET
4. DVD: Glee, Season 2, Volume 1
In addition to classic episodes like “Britney/Brittany” and “The Rocky Horror Glee Show,” this three-disc set, which is available January 26, features dreamy Darren Criss covering Katy Perry and the shocking smooch between gay teen Kurt and closeted bully Karofsky in “Never Been Kissed.” Joining out Golden Globe winners Chris Colfer and Jane Lynch are special guest stars including Charice, Carol Burnett, and Cheyenne Jackson.
3. BOOK: It’s Not Really About the Hair, Tabatha Coffey
“Fuck the rainbow flag and the coming-out anthems and all the hoopla,” writes the notoriously private Tabatha’s Salon Takeover host about her nonconformist lesbian identity in her surprisingly candid memoir. “I’m here, I’m queer, and I am going shopping.” Available January 25, this empowering lifestyle guide also details the ballsy influence of her upbringing among the transsexuals in her family’s Australian strip clubs.
2. TV: Spartacus: Gods of the Arena
Created due to Spartacus: Blood and Sand star Andy Whitfield’s cancer diagnosis, this six-episode prequel, which premieres January 21 on Starz, explores a torrid love affair between alpha-male gladiators Barca and Auctus, played by New Zealander Antonio Te Maioha and Australian actor-dancer Josef Brown (pictured), respectively. Also look for a steamy lesbian sex scene between Lucy Lawless as Lucretia and Jaime Murray as Gaia.