Hot Sheet: Guys on Film

The top 10 entertainment and events highlights on our gaydar this week: from Here TV's 30 new films to the bent and the beautiful at Bent-Con.



3. MUSIC: Lady Gaga, Artpop

It seems like we first heard about Artpop when Gaga was Germanotta, but the pop innovator’s third album actually doesn’t come out until Monday. It’s been a tumultuous time for Gaga, as she just split with her longtime manager and saw some of her gay legions turn against her, but we have no doubt she’ll persevere and Artpop will land at the top of the charts. Buoyed by infectious singles like “Applause” and “Do What You Want,” the album appears as radio-friendly (the “Pop”) as pretentious (the “Art”). The concept follows Gaga themes like fame and artistic integrity but expands on the star’s fixation with the “high art world,” as in the rarefied sphere occupied by Andy Warhol and Jeff Koons. It’s a mishmash of everything, but it won’t be one thing: boring. — Neal Broverman

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