Arts & Entertainment

In the Arts & Entertainment section, The Advocate brings readers all the latest news on Hollywood, Broadway, and beyond. From New York to Los Angeles, The Advocate shines a spotlight on the stars of the screen who are lending their voices to support the LGBT community, as well as gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender individuals who are moving the cultural needle. Discover A-list interviews, the best gay movies and reviews of theater, music, books and television. Learn how Arts & Entertainment can shape national dialogue and can work to advance equality.

Madonna has debuted the video for "Turn Up the Radio," the third radio-friendly single from her chart-topping MDNA album. The clip finds the entertainer taking a joy ride through the Italian coutryside to escape the maddening crowds but collecting a car full of attractive young men and women.

Watch the video, directed by Madonna's friend, photographer Tom Munro, below.

July 16 2012 10:17 AM

After a slew of hit dramas including Mad Men, Breaking Bad, and The Killing, AMC has struck gold of a different kind with its oddly alluring new unscripted series, Small Town Security. The show, which premiered Sunday, centers around quirky and outspoken Joan Koplan (the "Chief") and her small, family-owned private security company located in rural Georgia. Koplan's right-hand man is Lt.

July 16 2012 7:00 AM

Question: "I'm a 22-year-old, gay, Afro-Caribbean man living in the U.S. Virgin Islands, and I'm at my wits' end in trying to find friendship and companionship. No visible community exists here, and I doubt an underground community exists either. Online attempts to find ‘friends’ have been disappointing. I'm at a point where I've realized that what I need most now is emotional and physical intimacy, but I'm at a place where this is most unlikely to be found. I'd love to move to a city with thriving communities like D.C. or NYC, but I lack the resources to do this.

July 16 2012 4:00 AM

Filmmaker Matthew Mishory discusses his provocative new movie, Joshua Tree 1951, and explains why we’re still fascinated by the late screen icon.

July 16 2012 1:08 AM

A new video has California rapper Murs wearing a "Legalize Gay" shirt and kissing another man, but ending in a murder-suicide intended to call out homophobia.

In a video for "Animal Style," Murs takes on the role of Roderick, a closeted high school student who hangs with a homophobic crowd. He's in a secret relationship with Jonathan, another high school student.

July 14 2012 9:21 PM

Screenwriter Barry Sandler discusses the 1982 gay-themed drama, actors who refused to star in it, and its lasting legacy.

July 14 2012 2:28 PM

Twilight's Booboo Stewart, Glee's Harry Shum, Jr., and Teen Wolf's Tyler Posey costar in an emotional family drama White Frog director by veteran filmmaker Quentin Lee.

Stewart stars a teen with Asperger's disorder trying to make sense of the secrets he uncovers after his older brother's tragic death. "it's about how these secrets transform him and also lead him to new friendships," Lee says.

July 13 2012 9:10 PM