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7 Things That Are Everything This Week

7 Things That Are Everything This Week


Our entertainment and events highlights this week include a look at racism in America, the gay side of Bradley Cooper, and striking a classic pose with Madonna.

7t-150730-0_0 Party, watch, listen, yaaaas, read, and wherq with the 7 things that are everything this week.

7t-banner-watch_07t-150730-7_0 Back on Board: Greg Louganis
Director Cheryl Furjanic explores the public triumphs and personal struggles of gay Olympic champion Greg Louganis as he reemerges on the world stage to combat prejudice, promote tolerance, and return to the diving world after a long period of absence in the candid documentary Back on Board: Greg Louganis. The film, which debuts Tuesday at 10 p.m. Eastern on HBO, follows Louganis over a three-year period as he face financial troubles, returns to the sport he once dominated but was not welcomed in, and reflects on the choices, relationships, and missed opportunities of his career. This intimate portrait of the trailblazing athlete reveals the complicated life of an American legend whose talents sparked global interest in the sport of diving and whose courage and perseverance as an HIV-positive man moved a nation.

7t-banner-wherq_07t-150730-6_0 Madonna: "Vogue" Unedited B-Roll Outtakes
Strike a pose and catch a rare glimpse of one of Madonna's most iconic -- and queerest -- music videos of all time with this super-sized serving of unedited B-roll footage from the set of "Vogue" that pranced its way onto the interwebs this week.

7t-banner-watch_07t-150730-5_0 Best of Enemies
This documentary covers the legendary televised 1968 political debates between liberal Gore Vidal and conservative William F. Buckley Jr., in which the two intellectuals didn't always keep their rhetoric lofty -- at one point Vidal called Buckley a "pro-crypto-Nazi" and Buckley responded by calling Vidal "queer" and threatening to punch him. Directed by Morgan Neville (an Oscar-winner for Twenty Feet From Stardom) and Robert Gordon, Best of Enemies has been a hit at film festivals and promises to be one of the most entertaining docs of the year. It opens today in New York, Los Angeles, and Toronto, coming to other cities in August. Find screenings here and watch the trailer below.

7t-banner-read_07t-150730-4_0 I Am Jazz
In I Am Jazz,transgender teen Jazz Jennings (with help from collaborator Jessica Herthel) tells her story in a way children will understand. Delightfully illustrated by Shelagh McNicholas, the book is a great companion to Jennings's new TLC docu-series of the same name. Read more about Jennings and the series here, and pick up the book via Amazon or at your local bookstore.

7t-banner-yas_07t-150730-3_0 Wet Hot American Summer
An indie film about summer camp premiered in 2001 that featured then-unknowns Bradley Cooper, Paul Rudd, Amy Poehler, and Elizabeth Banks as kooky counselors. Today, that film, Wet Hot American Summer, has become a cult classic. Improbably, Netflix will debut an eight-part prequel this weekend -- called Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp -- that will reunite members of the original cast, among them Janeane Garofalo, Christopher Meloni, Molly Shannon, David Hyde Pierce, and creator Michael Showalter, along with newcomers like Kriste Wiig, Jon Hamm, and Mark Cirillo. Don't miss this star-studded reboot. And watch the trailer, which includes a romantic scene between Cooper and Michael Ian Black, below.

7t-banner-party_0Bentx633_0Bent 15
Bent, an annual gender-bending variety show, is a Los Angeles fundraiser for the Transgender Law Center, an organization that changes policy and attitudes about gender identity and expression. Hosted by drag king Landon Cider, the event features acts by drag performers, DJs, and bands in support of this worthy cause. Doors open 8 p.m. at Busby's East. Get tickets here.

7t-banner-watch_07t-150730-1_0 White People
Jose Antonio Vargas -- a gay, undocumented, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and immigration activist -- continues his work tackling hot-button issues in White People, an MTV documentary now streaming (for free!) online. Vargas, as the director and star, travels across the United States to discuss the idea of white privilege. In doing so, he has important and often uncomfortable conversations with people from various communities on race relations and how whiteness influences education, family, and society. Watch it below.

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