BY Brandon Voss
February 04 2011 6:00 PM ET
4. DVD: Let Me Die Quietly and Role/Play
Two new gay indies piqued our interest this week. Out novelist Charles Casillo wrote and stars in his feature debut, the neo-noir Let Me Die Quietly, which follows a gay alcoholic who becomes haunted by psychic visions of murder victims. Role/Play stars sexy real-life couple Steve Callahan and Matthew Montgomery as a recently outed daytime soap actor and a scandalously divorced gay marriage activist who hook up at a Palm Springs resort.
3. TV: Glamour Belles
Premiering February 9 on Lifetime, this hilarious new workplace docuseries goes behind the seams with the colorfully besequined employees and customers of Joann’s Gowns, a nationally renowned small-town pageant dress shop in Union City, Tenn. When princesses and overbearing parents come in to pick out the greatest gown to win their pageant crown, expect lots of sassy witticisms from Jared, the flamboyant store manager.
2. THEATER: The Children’s Hour
If you’re in London, don’t miss this starry revival of Lillian Hellman’s lesbian-themed 1934 drama, which opens February 9 at the West End’s Comedy Theatre. Mad Men’s Elisabeth Moss and Pirates of the Caribbean waif Keira Knightley play Martha and Karen, respectively, New England schoolmistresses whose lives are shattered by a student’s accusations about the nature of their relationship. Ellen Burstyn and Carol Kane costar.