Hot Sheet: What if the World's Biggest Movie Star Was Gay?
10. MUSIC: Onomix, Yoko Ono
Over the past decade the musician has been meticulously reinventing select songs from her vast catalog including the nine #1 Billboard Club Play chart hits. She's assembled 30 of the stand-out mixes in this new collection. This digital-only “green” release is now available on iTunes.
9. DVD: Desperate Housewives: The Complete Eighth and Final Season
The time has come (again) to bid adieu to the ladies of Wisteria Lane with the climactic season of the long-running series as each of the women cope with their guilt in the aftermath of season 7’s shocking murder and cover-up. Creator Marc Cherry offers audio commentary. Available on DVD Tuesday.
8. MUSIC: Carrie: the Musical
The cast recording of the revival of the legendary flop musical based on Stephen King's novel about the misfit teen (Molly Ranson) who gets revenge on her abusive classmates and her religious zealot mother (Marin Mazzie). Available Tuesday. Preview several of the songs and pre-order the album here.
7. APPEARANCE: Roseanne Barr
The comic and longtime ally to LGBTs continues her Peace and Freedom Presidential campaign with an appearance at drag superstar Jackie Beat's Mascara Mondays club at West Hollywood’s The Abbey. Monday at 9 p.m. For more information go here.
6. MUSIC: Push and Shove, No Doubt
Gwen and the guys return for their first studio album in years featuring 11 brand-new songs including the dancehall-tinged hit "Settle Down." Available Tuesday on iTunes and other outlets.
5. TV: For & Against
Host Jim Morrison speaks with former Louisiana Governor and Presidential candidate Buddy Roemer and The Advocate’s New York correspondent Julie Bolcer about campaign finance reform and how big money has influenced the upcoming elections. Premieres tonight on Here! TV.
4. THEATER: Justin Love
What if the world's biggest movie star was secretly gay? That's the question at the center of a new world premiere musical about a young publicist (Tyler Ledon) who becomes involved with a closeted actor (Adam Huss). Through November 18 at L.A.’s Celebration Theatre. For more information go to CelebrationTheatre.com.
3. The Perks of Being a Wallflower
Stephen Chbosky directs his own rather earnest adaptation of his best-selling coming-of-age novel. Emma Watson stars, but the breakout performance comes from queer actor Ezra Miller as a gay teen quipster. Now playing in select theaters.
2. TV: Partners
Ugly Betty’s brilliantly talented Michael Urie returns to television in this sharp new comedy from the creators of Will & Grace that pairs him with former Superman Brandon Routh as his boyfriend and David Krumholtz as his best friend and business partner. Premieres Monday on CBS.
1. FILM: How to Survive a Plague
Using archival footage including videos of protest and strategy meetings, journalist-turned-filmmaker David France creates a staggering, heart-wrenching documentary, which isn't just an historical document, but an intimate look at the heroes who created ACT UP. Now playing in select theaters.