Hot Sheet: A Young and Wild Deathtrap

The top 10 entertainment highlights on our gaydar this week: John Waters throws a Christmas party in your town, film gets Young & Wild, plus artists Frida Kahlo, Andy Warhol, and Keith Haring are new again.



7. THEATER: The Killing of Sister George
The iconic lesbian play, the basis for an equally iconic film, gets a new treatment at New Haven, Conn.’s Long Wharf Theatre with Kathleen Turner in the starring role of June Buckridge, a gin-swilling, cigar-smoking lesbian actress who plays the saintly Sister George on a British radio show. When the good sister is set to be written off the show, June refuses to go quietly. Long Wharf’s team says the late Frank Marcus’s play, considered shocking when it premiered in the 1960s, has been rewritten substantially “to emphasize character relationships,” but we still expect Turner, who also directs, to shock and awe the audience. Performances began this week and continue through December 23.

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