BY Brandon Voss
August 19 2011 3:45 AM ET
7. TV: Most Eligible Dallas
This Bravo docu-series about rich singles wasn’t on our gaydar until Monday’s premiere, in which gay cast member Drew Ginsburg (pictured) revealed that he had recently lost 200 pounds after gastric bypass surgery. Drew is also into luxury cars and his family’s dealerships. “You wanna talk the arts? Go find another queer,” he said, shortly after injecting female hormones to lose more weight. Top that, Logo’s The A-List: Dallas!
6. DVD: To Die Like a Man
Recalling Pedro Almodóvar at his edgiest and most contemplative, this eye-popping 2009 musical melodrama from gay Portuguese filmmaker João Pedro Rodrigues (O Fantasma) is available August 23 on DVD. A heartbreaking Fernando Santos stars as Tonia, an aging drag icon in 1980s Lisbon. Pressured by junkie boyfriend Rosario, Tonia, who also has a closeted gay son, begins a difficult and dangerous transition to become a woman.
5. MUSIC: Obscurities, Stephin Merritt
Available August 23, a quirky new rarities collection from the gay Magnetic Fields front man features hard-to-find recordings that date back to the songwriter’s late ’90s Merge Records period and earlier. The 14 haunting tracks include previously unreleased songs from The Song From Venus, an unfinished sci-fi musical, and “You Are Not My Mother and I Want to Go Home” from the audiobook of Neil Gaiman’s novella Coraline.
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