BY Brandon Voss
March 25 2011 2:20 PM ET
4. FILM: Potiche
Set in 1977 France and based on a play by Barillet and Grédy of Cactus Flower fame, this fun French-language film by gay filmmaker François Ozon stars a radiant Catherine Deneuve as a “trophy housewife” — or “potiche” — who takes over her tyrannical husband’s umbrella factory. Out March 25, the candy-colored comedy also stars a tight-trousered Jérémie Renier as her obliviously gay son, who may be dating his half-brother.
3. MUSIC: The Most Incredible Thing
After more than 25 years in the business, out British synth-pop duo Pet Shop Boys — Neil Tennant and Chris Lowe — just released their first full-length ballet score. Based on the Hans Christian Andersen story about a mythical royal competition, it’s an uplifting electro-orchestral collaboration with the Wrocław Score Orchestra, choreographer Javier De Frutos, and the great Sadler’s Wells, London’s leading contemporary dance theater.
2. TV: Nurse Jackie and United States of Tara
The Emmy-winning dark comedies return for third seasons March 28 on Showtime. In Tara, Keir Gilchrist’s gay teen Marshall stops worrying about his family to focus on his and his boyfriend’s filmmaking class. In Nurse Jackie, out actor Stephen Wallem’s gay nurse Thor forms an expected friendship with Peter Facinelli’s Dr. Cooper, and Judith Light replaces Blythe Danner opposite Swoosie Kurtz as one of Coop’s lesbian moms.
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