BY Brandon Voss
July 29 2011 12:45 PM ET
10. THEATER: The HoMo'Nique Show
RuPaul's Drag Race alum Stacy Layne Matthews, the jewel of Back Swamp, N.C., debuts her live talk show parody July 29 through July 31 at New York’s Laurie Beechman Theatre. Matthews channels Oscar winner Mo'Nique as host of a low-budget gabfest on G.E.T. — the fictional Gay Entertainment Television — with guest stars like Colton Ford, Amanda Lepore, and Michael Musto. For tickets, visit spincyclenyc.com.
9. DVD: Heartbeats (Les Amours Imaginaires)
Gay writer-director Xavier Dolan’s visually striking and wickedly relatable French-language follow-up to I Killed My Mother stars a 21-year-old Dolan as Francis, a Montreal hipster who falls for the same guy — Niels Schneider’s cherubic Nicolas — as a girlfriend, unraveling their lives as they determine if Nico likes “tits or cocks.” In an unforgettable scene, Francis desperately sniffs Nico’s dirty shirt as he masturbates.
8. DVD: The Fish Child (El Niño Pez)
A follow-up to XXY, her award-winning film about intersexuality, Lucía Puenzo’s sensual 2009 Spanish-language thriller — adapted from her 2004 novel — stars XXY’s Inés Efron as Lala, a teen who has a forbidden love affair with Guayi (Mariela Vitale), her affluent Buenos Aires family’s 20-year-old Paraguayan maid. Javier Bardem’s brother Carlos costars as the couple’s accomplice in an escape that goes horribly awry.