By Jeremy Kinser
Originally published on Advocate.com August 03 2012 1:55 PM ET
10. DVD: Mary Marie
The intimate, unconventional relationship between two sisters after the death of their mother is unexpectedly interrupted by a male visitor in this torrid erotic drama. Available on DVD Tuesday.
9. MUSIC: Perfectly Imperfect, Elle Varner
The debut album from this talented new R&B sensation features the inspiring “So Fly,” which was honored with a Body Peace award from Seventeen magazine after it became an anthem for teen girls dealing with self-esteem and image issues. Available Tuesday.
8. MOVIE: Hope Springs
Meryl Streep reteams with her Devil Wears Prada director David Frankel for this comedic look at a woman trying to reignite the long-extinguished sexual spark in her relationship with her husband (Tommy Lee Jones). Meryl’s fumbled attempt to, ahem, sharpen her oral skills in a darkened movie theater will undoubtedly end up on her career highlights reel. Steve Carrell costars as their sex counselor. In theaters Wednesday.
7. BLU-RAY: Romy and Michele’s High School Reunion
Get ready to argue once again with your bestie over which is the Mary, the Rhoda, or just some pasty hag on a deathbed. The Lisa Kudrow and Mira Sorvino comedy remains one of the most entertaining and endlessly quotable films from the ’90s and is now available on Blu-ray. Watch the video above.
6. MUSIC: “Turn Me Out,” Logan Lynn
The first single from the Portland-based artist’s latest album, Tramp Stamps and Birthmarks (due in December), is a naughty, pounding dance anthem. Watch the video above.
5. VIDEO: Shaved
Inspired by the aerodynamic forms of swimmers currently battling it out in the Olympic pool, this sleek, hypnotic short film from director Bart Hess lets viewers in on the art of the close shave. Watch it above.
4. MUSIC: “Sex Is in the Heel,” Cyndi Lauper
With her insistent new single, the iconic musician previews the score for the hugely anticipated stage musical adaptation of Kinky Boots, on which she collaborated with Harvey Fierstein. Listen to the remixes on iTunes.
3. DVD: Kathy Griffin: Pants Off and Tired Hooker
What do Kim Kardashian’s controversial wedding, Ashton and Demi’s breakup, and Lindsay Lohan’s court-ordered visit to the morgue have in common? Besides keeping Harvey Levin in business, they all provide rich fodder for the unbridled comic, whose two latest uncensored stand-up specials are available on DVD Tuesday.
2. MUSIC: Perez Hilton’s Pop Up
The blogger-music aficionado’s first compilation album features hot new electrobands such as Donkeyboy, French Fries, and My Name Is Kay and is available Tuesday in traditional forms as well as the innovative “Perez Hilton Music Tee Series,” which offers a digital hangtag with the purchase of T-shirts and tank tops. Hilton will sign copies at the Kitson store in Beverly Hills tomorrow from 2 to 4 p.m.
1. MUSIC: Good Morning to the Night, Elton John
Sir Elton gave his blessing to hip Aussie dance duo Pnau to reimagine songs from his early-’70s catalog as uplifting electronic anthems. The band wisely avoids the icon’s biggest hits, paying off with the entertainer’s first number 1 album in the U.K. in two decades.