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7 Things That Are Everything This Week

7 Things That Are Everything This Week


Our pop culture highlights list this week includes the heat of this summer's second male stripper film, the sight of that hunky hero He-Man, the sassy style of Iris, and a new 'Age' for the Avengers.

Watch, look, listen, go, geek out, and wherq with the seven things that are everything this week.


Think your clothes are fierce? They've got nothing on Iris Apfel, the style icon whose wardrobe was once put on display at the Metropolitan Museum of Art to prove "the power of dress and accessories to assert style above fashion, the individual above the collective." She may be 100 years old, but Apfel has more than proven herself a force in fashion, and her story is captured in the last documentary by the late Albert Maysles, of Grey Gardens fame. Iris arrives this weekend. Watch the trailer below.

10-banner_07things010515-6_0The Art of He-Man and the Masters of the Universe

The powers of Grayskull shine bright in this new art book from Dark Horse and Mattel, which provides a comprehensive retrospective chronicling the decades-long epic journey of He-Man in his various incarnations from toy to TV and film hero to pop culture icon. Limeted to 4, 000 copies, The Art of He-Man and the Masters of the Universe includes rarely seen images of concept sketches, prototypes, and more from Mattel's archives as well as beautifully restored art from master illustrator Earl Norem -- celebrated creator of the most memorable He-Man images. Get a sneak peek with a collection of photos from the book here, and snag copy for yourself at Amazon.

01-banner_07things010515-5_0Sweet Tea: Black Gay Men of the South

No sweet tea, no shade! Sweet Tea: Black Gay Men of the South is a must-see theatrical production running now through Sunday at the Stella Adler Theater in Los Angeles. Opening in the midst of the Black Lives Matter movement, Sweet Tea gives voice to the oral histories of black gay men who range in age from 27 to 92. And it's a one-man show. Artist and scholar E. Patrick Johnson, the first African-American from his North Carolina town to receive a Ph.D., adds his own perspective to the extraordinary stories of these men, which, as The Washington Post puts it, "answers the questions many are afraid to ask." Buy tickets here.


A fan of sci-fi and theater? Then be sure not to miss Sci-Fest, the first festival of its kind in Los Angeles to bring the classics of science fiction to the stage. Actors from TV series The Walking Dead, Star Trek, The X-Files, and more appear live at the Acme Theater Hollywood in a series of one-act plays, including The Departed by out filmmaker Clive Barker (Hellraiser, Lord of Illusions). Founded by gay actor David Dean Bottrell (True Blood, Boston Legal), Sci-Fest kicks off Thursday and runs throughout the month of May. For more information visit

02-banner_07things010515-3_0Adam Lambert, "Ghost Town"

The out singer-songwriter is back and looking more mysterious than ever, serving imagery reminiscent of the haunting stylings of the Sin City films, in the music video for "Ghost Town," the first single from his upcoming album The Original High (available June 16). Press play below and let the spirit flow through you.

01-banner_07things010515-2_0Avengers: Age of Ultron

Those avenging superheroes assemble once more to tackle the villainous Ultron --and worldwide box office records -- in the latest film from Marvel Comics' cinematic universe.

07-banner_07things010515-1_0Chocolate City trailer
Do we need two films this summer about the world of male strippers?


The Internet got a whole lot sweeter with the arrival of the Chocolate City trailer this week, which will light fire in our nights until the film arrives May 22. Check out the goods down below.

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