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Hot Sheet: Grand Imitation at The Breakfast Club

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10.  BLU-RAY: The Imitation Game
The 2015 Academy Award-winner for Best Adapted Screenplay is making its way to homes all over the world with the March 31 Blu-ray release of The Imitation Game. Benedict Cumberbatch (of Sherlock and 12 Years a Slave) stars as Alan Turing, the gay British mathematician and cryptologist who made his mark on history during World War II when he and a group of colleagues (the likes of which are played by fellow Brit Keira Knightley), found a way to crack one of the most sophisticated Nazi code machines ever invented. Turing and his colleagues not only helped end the war sooner and saved thousands of lives, but because of his ingenuity and research, helped define the early days of modern computing. His numerous accomplishments were rewarded by government-ordered chemical castration as "punishment" for his homosexuality. Equal parts celebratory and despairing, The Imitation Game is a Blu-ray you don’t want to miss out on. — Raffy Ermac

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9. THEATER: Under My Skin
In this play by written by Emanuel Loarca, Fernanda Milán, and Victoria García Peña, six attendees at a wedding tell their stories of surviving intolerance, homophobia, and transphobia and emerging with the joy of self-acceptance. Based on real-life experiences, it’s enhanced with songs and performed in English and Spanish with subtitles in both languages. This production by Teatro Akabal is now open at Macha Theatre in West Hollywood, where it runs through April 23. Reserve your tickets here. —Trudy Ring


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