Party, read, listen, watch, go, and geek out with the 7 things that are everything this week.
We all know those people. And by Those People, we mean the new film about a New York painter named Charlie, who is obsessed with the son of a disgraced investment banker in the jungles of the Upper East Side. Oh, to be young and gay and affluent and scandalous in New York City. Written and directed by Joey Kuhn, the film will be screening at various LGBT film festivals this summer, including Frameline in San Francisco June 19. Watch the filthy rich trailer below.
Giorgio Moroder, Deja Vu Album Megamix
The trailblazing EDM producer (and practically the father of gay dance music) Giorgio Moroder has released a fierce megamix sampler from his destined-to-be-legendary album Deja Vu
(dropping June 12). With a superstar lineup of guest vocalists which include the likes of Kylie, Britney, Sia, Charlie XCX, and more, don't even try to pretend this album won't find its way to the top of your next playlist.
TheGay Comic Geek
From comics and collectibles to super-powered cinema and supernatural TV, vlogger Paul Charles -- known throughout the interwebs by his heroic alter ego, The Gay Comic Geek
-- delivers more nerdy news on the regular than your geeky heart can handle. No-nonsense, energetic reviews and frequent trips to conventions around the country make his videos a must for any gay geek worth his spandex -- and of course the fact that he is one of the most impressive cosplayers out there doesn't hurt one bit. Check out his review of the upcoming Supergirl
TV series below and fly faster than a speeding bullet over to his website for more
The Passion of Sergius & Bacchus
Writer David Reddish (Sex, Drugs, and Superheroes
) delivers a spellbinding story of intrigue, spirituality and undying love in The Passion of Sergius & Bacchus.
This 2015 Lambda Literary Award Nominee for Outstanding Romance uncovers a secret history of Christianity and queer relationships by cleverly fictionalizing a true story of love between two Roman soldiers. The Passion of Sergius & Bacchus
is available in physical and electronic editions on Amazon
. The audiobook version, read by the author, is set for release Monday on Audible.com and iTunes.
Lambda Literary Awards
It'll be one starry, starry night honoring the best in LGBT literature at the 27th Annual Lambda Literary Awards Monday night in New York City. Kate Clinton will emcee; John Waters and Rita Mae Brown will receive the Trustee and Pioneer Awards, respectively; entertainment will include a performance by Toshi Reagon and a number from Fun Home: The Musical; and among the presenters will be Liz Smith, Gloria Steinem, Alan Cumming, Janet Mock, Andrew Rannells, and Michelangelo Signorile, as Lammys go to the top writers of LGBT-focused novels, erotica, memoirs, poetry, and more. Get your tickets here for the ceremony at the Great Hall at Cooper Union, also featuring a cocktail reception and VIP after-party.
Gay Days Orlando
If you love to party, Florida is the place to be next week, as Gay Days Orlando kicks off Tuesday goes through Sunday. There'll be pool parties, comedy shows, a Miss Gay Days Pageant, a conference on transgender issues, concerts by Wilson Phillips, Salt-N-Pepa, and Color Me Badd, and much, much more. Oh, and there's a theme park called Walt Disney World that's celebrating its 25th anniversary. Get all the info here and see a preview of the events in the video below.
James Franco, who says he's "gay in [his] art and straight in [his] life,"
is taking on yet another gay role, in the upcoming thriller Wild Horses,
where he shares the screen with Robert Duvall and Josh Hartnett. Franco plays Ben Briggs, the estranged gay son to Robert Duvall's Scott Briggs. When Texas Ranger Samantha Payne (Luciana Duvall) reopens the 15-year-old cold case of the mysterious death of a local teenager, Scott is squarely in her crosshairs as the prime suspect, and the patriarch must either silence the law-woman for good or come to terms with his son's relationship with the dead boy. The film is slated for a June 5 release. Check out the trailer below.