By Jeremy Kinser
Originally published on Advocate.com June 29 2012 5:46 PM ET
10. DVD: Joe + Belle
It’s girls with guns on the run when two women become unlikely runaway lovers after they accidentally kill a man in director Veronica Kedar’s exciting road comedy that offers a gritty look at life in contemporary Israel.
9. BLU-RAY: Deliverance
The lives of four businessmen (Burt Reynolds, Jon Voight, Ronny Cox, and Ned Beatty) will be forever changed when they go on a canoeing trip through rural Georgia. The iconic thriller that taught men that rape doesn’t just happen to women is now available on a stunning Blu-ray with a commentary by director John Boorman and interviews with the cast.
8. PERFORMANCE: Patti LuPone
The Tony Award-winning Broadway great makes her Provincetown debut with piano accompaniment by Sirius Radio star Seth Rudetsky. See LuPone at the Art House for three shows only beginning Wednesday. For more information go to PTownArtHouse.com.
7. BLU-RAY: Barbarella
Film adaptations of comic books don’t come any sexier — or campier — than Roger Vadim’s take on the sci-fi heroine, starring then-wife Jane Fonda at her most alluring, particularly during the once-notorious zero-gravity striptease. Barbarella debuts on Blu-ray Tuesday.
6. FILM: Katy Perry: Part of Me 3D
The path to stardom of the candy-clad pop princess is on display in a joyful documentary that explores the career highs and personal lows she experienced during her California Dreams tour. In theaters Thursday.
5. THEATER: The Exorcist
You might not want to sit in the front row for this chiller about a pea soup-spewing demon-possessed little girl. Brooke Shields and Richard Chamberlain headline director John Doyle’s world premiere adaptation of William Peter Blatty’s classic horror novel. It opens Tuesday and runs through August 12 at L.A.’s Geffen Playhouse. For more information go to GeffenPlayhouse.com.
4. MUSIC: Overexposed, Maroon 5
Straight ally Adam Levine and bandmates follow last year’s inescapable hit “Moves Like Jagger” with a collection of glitzy pop songs featuring the heart-tugging single “Payphone.”
3. BOOK: Gorgeous Gallery
The fine art of homoeroticism is saluted in this aptly titled volume (Bruno Gmunder, $52.99). Gay art chronicler David Leddick has compiled a bold and often graphic collection of drawings, paintings, and photos of artists at their most sexual.
2. MUSIC: Evita: New Broadway Cast Recording
The cast recording of the hit Broadway revival of the of Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s passion-filled musical about controversial Argentine first lady Eva Peron is now available on a two-disc set. Even without his commanding stage presence, Ricky Martin’s soaring take on “High Flying Adored” will have listeners swooning.
1. FILM: Magic Mike
Get ready to unroll those dollar bills. Matt Bomer, Joe Manganiello, Matthew McConaughey, and Alex Pettyfer nicely fill out their G-strings in Steven Soderbergh’s gritty dramedy (think Boogie Nights meets Saturday Night Fever) loosely based on star Channing Tatum’s teenage stint as a stripper. Now in theaters. Watch a clip here.