BY Brandon Voss
April 29 2011 4:30 AM ET
7. DVD: Bloomington
Writer-director Fernanda Cardoso’s sweet and sexy feature debut, which SheWired.com calls “touching and realistic,” is out May 3 on DVD. Sarah Stouffer stars as Jackie, a former TV child star who goes to college and ends up dating her hot professor, Lillian, played by Alison McAtee. Lillian has a bad reputation — “freaking vampire lesbo,” says one student — but a renewed interest in acting might make Jackie the cold heartbreaker.
6. FILM: What’s the Name of the Dame?
From filmmaker Allan Neuwirth, who’s also known for his syndicated “Chelsea Boys” comic strip with Glen Hanson, comes this fun documentary about drag performers — Hedda Lettuce, Edie, Sade Pendarvis, etc. — who pay musical tribute to ABBA. Making its world premiere May 1 at the Atlanta Film Festival, the film features appearances by Joan Rivers, Christine Baranski, Carson Kressley, ABBA’s Benny Andersson, and more.
5. THEATER: Garden District
A 2010 GLAAD Media Award nominee for his first play, Revolver, out playwright-director Chris Phillips gives voice to Allan Grey, Sebastian Venable, and Skipper, the previously unseen and presumably gay characters whose tragic deaths spark the plots of the Tennessee Williams classics A Streetcar Named Desire, Suddenly Last Summer, and Cat on a Hot Tin Roof. The new play opens May 3 at the Celebration Theatre in L.A.
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