Hot Sheet: Hardcore Softball
BY Advocate.com Editors
August 23 2013 2:25 PM ET
4. DVD: Tales of the City: 20th Anniversary Edition
Revisit swinging ’70s San Francisco in this popular and acclaimed miniseries based on Armistead Maupin’s newspaper column and novel about a diverse group of characters in the City by the Bay. It features Olympia Dukakis as transgender landlady Anna Madrigal, Marcus D’Amico as gay everyman Michael “Mouse” Tolliver, and Laura Linney as naive newcomer Mary Ann Singleton, plus Thomas Gibson, Billy Campbell, Sir Ian McKellen, Michael Jeter, and more. It was PBS’s highest-rated series to date when it premiered in 1993, and it won a Peabody Award. The DVD package, available Tuesday, includes behind-the-scenes footage and commentaries by Maupin, Dukakis, Linney, and others. Pre-order here.