Hot Sheet: They Are Risen

Our top 10 entertainment and events highlights this week include the Fire Island party Ascension, Sinéad 'Bossy' O'Connor, Wonder Woman, and George Takei.

BY Advocate.com Editors

August 15 2014 6:11 PM ET


10. FILM:  Golf Alpha Yankee
Golf Alpha Yankee is one of the first documentaries to shine a spotlight on the perils of being LGBT in Iran. Directed by Rick Flynn, the film focuses primarily on two young men who were arrested and tortured for being gay. Golf Alpha Yankee, which spells “gay” in military call letters, weaves interviews with the men, who are now refugees in Turkey awaiting asylum, with scripted reenactments of the horrors that befell them in the Middle Eastern nation, where those who dare to love someone of the same sex can still face the death penalty. Filmed over the course of two years, the project still needs to raise additional funds through its Kickstarter campaign, which ends this weekend. Contribute here, and watch the trailer below. — Daniel Reynolds

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