Hot Sheet: Demi-Vicious Pride

By Advocate.com Editors

Originally published on Advocate.com June 27 2014 7:41 PM ET

10. BOOK: Diary of a Mad Diva, Joan Rivers 
On the designer-clad heels of her smash New York Times best seller I Hate Everyone … Starting With Me, John Rivers returns with what could be her wildest, funniest, and most in-your-face book yet – Joan Rivers: Diary of a Mad Diva, available Tuesday. Joan unleashes her hilarious and irreverent observations about life in the style of diary entries for her latest effort. From blasting technology (“I hate the autocorrect on my computer, phone and iPad. It’s humorless and doesn’t understand nuance; it’s the Jay Leno of apps”) to raking seasoned performers over the coals (“What’s sweaty, lonely and weighs ten thousand pounds? The front row of a Donny Osmond concert”) the queen of mean doesn’t pull any punches while sharing her day-to-day exploits in this laugh-out-loud page-turner. Read our recent interview with the mad diva herself here. — Jase Peeples
9. TV: People You Know
In the trailer for the new Web series People You Know, images of sex between two men are interspersed with scenes of a woman reading a pregnancy test and a brunch mimosa toast among gay friends. “If you don’t tell her, I will,” one man tells another in a heated exchange, promising a salacious, fast-paced drama of eight people living and sinning in Manhattan. People You Know premieres Sunday on PeopleYouKnowTheSeries.com. Watch the trailer below. — Daniel Reynolds


8. DVD: Six by Sondheim
Stephen Sondheim, the master of modern musical theater, provides an intimate, candid look at his life and work in this documentary, which aired on HBO in December and just came out on DVD. Directed by frequent collaborator James Lapine, it tells Sondheim’s story through the creation of six of his songs, and primarily in his own words. It also includes archival footage of Sondheim’s productions plus new performances created expressly for the film, featuring such gay faves as Audra McDonald, Darren Criss, and America Ferrera. Order your copy here. Trudy Ring
7. EVENT: New York Pride
LGBT people and their ally friends and families are flocking to New York to celebrate Pride in the city where it all began. This year's celebration will be particularly joyous, as we celebrate the 45th anniversary of the Stonewall rebellion, a touchstone of the modern LGBT rights movement. This year features fun events all across New York, with Friday's Pride rally, a five-mile run, a huge dance party, and of course, Sunday's Pride march on Fifth Avenue, from 36th Street all the way down to Christopher Street, led by grand marshals Laverne Cox, Jonathan Groff, and Rea Carey. NYCPride.org. — Michelle Garcia
6. MUSIC: while (1<2), Deadmau5
Toronto-based EDM hero Joel Zimmerman (a.k.a. deadmau5) has just released a collection of 25 tracks for what he's calling his first true artist album, while(1<2), packed with the DJ-producer's signature four-on-the-floor beats and cerebral electronic wizardry. If you're looking for an EDM album that takes you on a journey, while(1<2) gives you one hell of a ride. Oh, and if you're a huge fan of the mau5, you can buy his slick Ferrari 458 Italia for a reasonable $380,000 on Craigslist. — Scott Ragan


5.  EVENT: Richmond/Ermet AIDS Foundation Benefit Cabaret
Extend your Pride Weekend celebration into Monday, hear some great music, and help a good cause at this one-night-only benefit for San Francisco’s Richmond/Ermet AIDS Foundation. There will be performances by members of the national touring company of Once, now playing in the City by the Bay, plus Broadway stars David Burnham (Wicked, The Light in the Piazza; pictured left) and Sharon McNight (Starmites; right) and jazz vocalist Spencer Day (center). It all happens at 7:30 p.m. at Club Fugazi. More info here. — Trudy Ring
4.  FILM: What’s The T?
Directed by Cecilio Asuncion, What’s the T? is a documentary on the lives of five transgender women in a metropolitan area: Cassandra Cass, Rakash Armani, Nya Ampon, Vi Le, and Mia tu Mutch. Through a series of conversations, Asuncion has created an “introduction to the uninitiated” on trans issues, shining a spotlight on not only the challenges but also the joys that come with being true to oneself. What’s the T? premiered on Hulu Plus this week. Watch the trailer below. — Daniel Reynolds


3. MUSIC: “Really Don’t Care,” Demi Lovato
The X Factor's Demi Lovato is at full speed right now with no plans for slowing down. The summer's hardest-working pop diva booked both Los Angeles and New York City Pride events this month, and continues the Demi World Tour through November with support from MKTO and Christina Perri. During the L.A. Pride parade June 9, she filmed the LGBT-centric video for "Really Don’t Care," featuring Cher Lloyd with cameos by Perez Hilton, Travis Barker, and Wilmer Valderrama. Lovato headlines NYC Pride's Dance on the Pier this Sunday. — Scott Ragan


2. TV: Vicious
Ian McKellen and Derek Jacobi star in the hilarious new Britcom Vicious, which begins airing in the U.S. on PBS Sunday. The series follows the adventures of partners Freddie (McKellen) and Stuart (Jacobi), who have lived together for nearly 50 years in a small flat in central London. Though they spend most of their time firing off snide comments and picking each other apart, they also share a deep love that rests beneath the surface of their vicious exteriors. Before the new series makes its North American debut this weekend, read our new interview with McKellen, where he dishes about playing one of the entertaining Vicious queens, growing up gay in post-World War II England, and how LGBT people can help change the world simply by being out and proud. — Jase Peeples
1. EVENT: San Francisco Pride
San Francisco knows how to do Pride right! The beautiful City by the Bay celebrates not only its LGBT pride but San Francisco's cultural pride as well. You'll feel the electricity in the air as revelers celebrate in downtown San Francisco in the Civic Center, where Harvey Milk once rallied his city. The march will be headed up by grand marshals Ross Mathews, Janet Mock, and Roberta Kaplan. SFPride.org.  — Michelle Garcia