10. TV: One Night Stand Up: Dragtastic! NYC
Filmed live at New York’s Bowery Ballroom and hosted by RuPaul’s Drag Race fan favorite Pandora Boxx, this hour-long all-drag stand-up comedy special premieres January 17 on Logo as part of the network’s third annual National Drag History Month. With performers Hedda Lettuce, Kelly Mantle, Bianca Del Rio, and Harmonica Sunbeam taking the stage, look out for a raunchier, uncensored version to air in the wee hours.
9. DVD: Taxi zum Klo
In this autobiographical 1981 German film, which The Village Voice hailed as “the first masterpiece about the mainstream of male gay life,” a gay teacher in Berlin spices up his life with nightly hookups in public restrooms — hence the title’s English translation of “taxi to the john.” Special features on this new digitally remastered 30th anniversary collector’s edition include an interview with writer, director, and star Frank Ripploh.
8. TV: Brooklyn Kinda Love
This extremely revealing soft core documentary series, which premieres January 15 on Playboy TV, makes Jersey Shore look like Toy Story 3. The Emmy-winning team behind Taxicab Confessions exposes the raw sexual passions of four New York couples dealing with issues like infidelity, addiction, and same-sex longings. The most lovable pair is Bek and Erin, lesbians who met online through OkCupid and argue about pubic waxing.