BY Jeremy Kinser
February 17 2012 6:55 PM ET
7. DVD: Bad Actress
Out-of-touch celebs like Lindsay Lohan are mercilessly mocked in this dark comedy, now on DVD, from Robert Lee King, director of Psycho Beach Party,
and screenwriter David Michael Barrett. Alyssa Rampart-Pillage, a
washed-up star who sees comeback opportunity as she overcomes traumas such as
eating disorders, the death of her daughter in a horrifying golf ball
accident, and her husband giving away their fortune.
6. THEATER: My Tawny Valentine
Award-winning actor-playwright David Drake, who eternally endeared himself to theatergoers two decades ago with The Night Larry Kramer Kissed Me, takes center stage as fictitious showbiz survivor Tawny Heatherton, niece of '60s icon Joey. Tawny will relive her glory days spent traveling the world performing her disco "hit" as well as her short-lived stint as a "Hee-Haw Honey." February 17 and 24 and March 2 at New York's Laurie Beechman Theatre.
5. DVD: Sons of Tennessee Williams
Filmmaker Tim Wolff looks at the
rise of Mardi Gras drag balls against the turbulent backdrop of the
civil rights era in New Orleans in this spellbinding 2011 documentary, now on DVD. The film spans five decades (or the length of Cher's career), and many of the interviews with the LGBT pioneers (the titular sons) are absolutely
heartbreaking as they recall the indignities they survived. There’s glorious archival footage as well as more recent
clips from the 2008 anniversary ball.
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