Watch, listen, want, and party with the 7 things that are everything this week.
Do I Sound Gay?
Is there such a thing as "gay voice"? That's what David Thorpe's documentary explores, with input from celebs including Margaret Cho, Tim Gunn, Don Lemon, Dan Savage, David Sedaris, and George Takei. A hit at film festivals, it's now coming to a theater near you. It opens today at New York City's IFC Center, then rolls into other cities around the nation in the coming weeks. It will also screen Monday at Outfest, Los Angeles's LGBT film festival. And if your city isn't on this list, you can get the film via video on demand. Find out more here and get a preview below.
Los Angeles LGBT Center's Garden Party
There's no party like a garden party -- especially when it's for charity. The Los Angeles LGBT Center is throwing its annual Garden Party, a Tuscan-themed soiree that benefits its senior services program. Enjoy food, drink, entertainment, and merriment the afternoon of July 26 at a beautiful private residence in the City of Angels, and all for a great cause. Get all the info here.
The Internet, "Girl"
The Internet, the band led by out lesbian Sydney Bennett (a.k.a. Syd the Kyd) and Matt Martians, has released two well-received albums of its distinctive, mesmerizing brand of alternative R&B, and it may be ready for a big breakout with its third, Ego Death. Hip-hop, jazz, funk, and rock elements are all present, resulting in a sound that's uncommon yet accessible, a fitting showcase for Syd's vocal stylings and her incisive lyrics about the vagaries of love. The release also features contributions from notable guests, including Janelle Monae and Kaytranada. Ego Death is available on iTunes now; check out the Kaytranada-produced track "Girl" below.
My Beautiful Laundrette Blu-ray
Combining racism, class issues, and gay love in one sudsy mix sounds like a recipe for heavy-handed treacle, but Stephen Frears's My Beautiful Laundrette, originally released in 1985, is still as entertaining as it is culturally resonant. The story of a Pakistani man and a street punk falling in love, challenging the conventions of Thatcher-era London, and classing up a laundromat in the way only gay men can, My Beautiful Laundrette was immediately met with praise and its screenplay nominated for an Oscar. The film's punk was played by the brilliant Daniel Day-Lewis, while director Frears is still on a roll, having made the Oscar-nominated Philomena. Watch My Beautiful Laundrette with new eyes in a special Blu-ray edition, which will be released July 25.
Masters of Sex Season 3
If you've been feeling frustrated waiting for the return of Masters of Sex, don't get too hot and bothered -- your desire is about to be satisfied. Season 3 premieres Sunday at 10 p.m. Eastern/Pacific on Showtime, finding sex researchers William Masters and Virginia Johnson in 1965, on the verge of becoming famous with their first book, and Virginia in a new relationship. Lizzy Caplan, who plays Virginia, reveals some tantalizing bits about the season in this Advocate interview, including that Beau Bridges will return as troubled gay character Barton Scully. And below, check out a teaser.
Nick Jonas: The Dave Aude "Teacher" Remix
Nick Jonas's single "Teacher" has been given the remix treatment by legendary dance music producer Dave Aude, and the track debuted this week exclusively on The Advocate. Jonas tells us it is "definitely one that everyone can have some fun to!" The original song appeared on Jonas's 2014 self-titled solo album, and he'll be performing it on his North American tour, which kicks off September 6. Give a listen to remix below.
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A tale of a middle-aged man's sexual awaking unfolds in director Dito Montiel's Boulevard. In one of his last roles, the late Robin Williams stars as Nolan Mack, a man who has played it safe his entire life by working in the same bank branch for decades and is comfortable living in the same house with his wife, Joy (Kathy Baker), in separate bedrooms. However, Mack soon finds his world shaken to its core when he enters into an unsettling relationship with Leo, a young hustler. Boulevard opens this weekend. Watch the trailer below.