Hot Sheet: Here, Here

By Advocate.com Editors

Originally published on Advocate.com February 20 2014 7:17 PM ET


10. WEB: From Here on Out
If you need something new to be internet-obsessed over, you might want to check out Here TV's new series, From Here On Out (yes, this is from our parent company, and no, I'm not getting paid extra to write about this). The network's first sitcom zeroes in on aging gay writer Jimmy Richards (Terry Ray), who sells his show Guy Dubai: International Gay Spy to Here TV's 18-year-old president (Austin Robert Miller). Told that he must hire an openly gay leading man, Jimmy casts the gorgeous Sam Decker (T.J. Hoban) — even though Sam's secretly straight. The trailer's out now, and the show is set to premiere on Here TV's YouTube Premium channel next Friday and then everywhere March 28. — Michelle Garcia




9. WEB: Old Black Dyke
Musician and activist Gaye Adegbalola offers entertainment along with motivation in her Old Black Dyke stage show, which will premiere in livestream on StageIt.com Monday at 9 p.m. Eastern. “This show will remove all the negativity that ‘old’ carries, that ‘black’ carries, that ‘dyke’ carries,” says noted blues singer Adegbalola, adding that viewers “will see that this Old Black Dyke has done a lot of living and is ready to share her secrets for ‘wallowing in the wisdom of old age, while staying young at heart.’” She’ll be joined by her band, the Wild Rutz, plus health expert Gloria Jackson. There are plans for the show to air every fourth Monday. Watch a preview below. — Trudy Ring



8. FILM: Elaine Stritch: Shoot Me
Younger audiences will know Elaine Stritch, 88, for her role as the strong-willed mother of Alec Baldwin’s character on 30 Rock. But the actress boasts a Broadway career that spans decades, from 1952’s Pal Joey to the landmark 1970 Stephen Sondheim musical Company, in which she stopped the show with a sardonic, now-iconic musical toast to “The Ladies Who Lunch.” A new documentary premiering today, Elaine Stritch: Shoot Me, follows Stritch as she recalls highlights from her lifetime in entertainment, with testimonials from friends and colleagues such as Tina Fey, Nathan Lane, and James Gandolfini. Watch the trailer below. — Daniel Reynolds




7. MUSIC: Flying Dream by Catie Curtis
"Folk-rock goddess" (copyright: The New Yorker) Catie Curtis releases her latest album, Flying Dream, this month. The album was co-written and produced by Sugarland founding member Kristen Hall. Curtis, an out mom and Lilith Fair alum, says Flying Dream's title track is "about being brave in the midst of one of those delicious moments when life is so beautiful that it feels fragile and terrifying." — Neal Broverman





6. THEATER: Frigid New York Festival
Chill out with a flock of innovative performers at this festival, running now through March 9. Offerings of particular LGBT interest include the David Drake–directed Chicken-Fried Ciccone; I-DJ, involving a gay Chicano DJ and a Shakespeare parody; Questions of the Heart: Gay Mormons and Me; and the ever-popular Canuck Cabaret, in which Canadian entertainers will be joined by talented Americans such as Advocate comedy writer Jami Smith. Sponsored by Horse Trade Theater Group, the festival plays at two downtown venues, the Kraine Theater  and Under St. Marks. Tickets and info here. — Trudy Ring


5. DVD: Capital Games
Passions run high when two men, Steve (Eric Presnall) — an ex-cop — and Mark (Gregor Cosgrove) — a suave new guy who is preparing to wed his fiancée — compete for the same job at a Los Angeles advertising firm in the romantic thriller Capital Games. When the pair embarks on a company retreat in the Santa Fe desert, competition turns to attraction, and the lines between hate and love begin to blur, with consequences that could drastically alter the paths of their lives and careers. Capital Games is now available on DVD. — Jase Peeples




4. BOOK: It's Complicated: The Social Lives of Networked Teens by danah boyd
If you've been wondering what the effects of growing up in a completely wired and connected world, danah boyd's new book will undoubtedly fascinate you. Is it healthy for kids to share so much of their lives through Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, and Instagram? Are they being opened up to even more bullying? boyd uses research from the past decade to answer these pertinent questions and several others. Yale University Press, $25. — Michelle Garcia


3. WEB: Vicky and Lysander, Season 2
Vicky and Lysander, the popular Web series about a zany, social-climbing couple living on New York’s Lower East Side, has returned for its second season. Written by and starring Shannon Walker and Damon Cardasis, the satirical webisodes, which began on Logo online and have now transitioned to YouTube, are based on a popular performance piece that ran for three months on the LES. Below, watch the first episode from the second season — a sketch that features a hilariously awkward dinner party involving “sexy” jeans and the launch of a new cologne. — Daniel Reynolds




2. MUSIC: "Addicted to You" by Avicii
The new song from adorable Swedish DJ-producer Avicii has a Bonnie and Clyde-themed video with a lesbian twist that's titillating and a little reductive. The mascara-loving protagonists are clearly in love, but they also glorify violence and grand theft. There's also a bizarre love scene with the lesbian robbers in bed, but with naked men surrounding them (huh?). The song is from Avicii's True album, out now. — Neal Broverman




1. TV: RuPaul’s Drag Race, Season 6
Yas, hunties! RuPaul’s Drag Race returns for season 6, and the competition for the title of America’s Next Drag Superstar is more sickening than ever. This year, 14 fierce queens are vying for the crown: Courtney Act, Bianca Del Rio, Adore Delano, April Carrion, Ben De La Crème, Darienne Lake, Gia Gunn, Joslyn Fox, Kelly Mantle, Magnolia Crawford, Milk, Trinity k. Bonet, Vivacious, and Laganga Estranja. Who will be the first to hang up her wig? Watch Logo Monday at 9 p.m. Eastern to find out. And watch the trailer below. — Daniel Reynolds