MOVIE: Laurence Anyways
Laurence, a French teacher and soon-to-be-published author, enjoys an intense and mutually loving relationship with his fiancée, but on the day after his 35th birthday, he reveals he wants to become a woman, asking her to support his transformation. Out filmmaker Xavier Dolan’s third feature is definitely his powerful. In select theaters today.
EXHIBIT: Drag By Definition
Paul Brickman’s stunning exhibition on EachOne.com features many of the country’s hottest drag queens interpreting concepts specific to the drag community. Post photos of yourself in drag with the hashtag #dragbydefinition and you might win a free print. The work will be available for purchase through August 6.
MUSIC: “Hold On When You Get Love,” Stars
The video for the Canadian band’s gorgeous new single features some of Toronto’s top drag talent in an honest tale about gender identity and turning personal vulnerability into courage and power.
MOVIE: The Heat
Sandra Bullock and a particularly herculean Melissa McCarthy work hard for laughs as mismatched partners trying to shut down a notorious Boston drug lord in this sporadically amusing buddy comedy from Bridesmaids director Paul Feig. In theaters nationwide today.
MUSIC: “Scars,” Drake Jensen
With this single and video from his new album OUTlaw, the openly gay country singer tells not only his own story, but one he says he hopes will help others empathize with the heartbreak and permanent damage caused by bullying.
MOVIE: White House Down
Out director Roland Emmerich’s latest mass destruction epic features Channing Tatum in a wifebeater and Jamie Foxx as the president. Need any other incentive to see it? In theaters nationwide today.
EXHIBIT: Drama Queen
Artist Wayne Howell’s solo show celebrates Oprah, Whatever Happened to Baby Jane?, Mommie Dearest, Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? and even Mahogany – that’s a lot of drama! At the Michael Mut Gallery through June 30.
Pride month is winding down but many of the biggest festivals, including London, New York City, San Francisco, Toronto and Twin Cities, are happening this weekend. Gaga and Cher are bookends in New York, which will also feature DJ Tracy Young bringing her famed Genesis party to the city for the first time, which San Fran offers Cheyenne Jackson, Tabatha Coffey and Thomas Roberts as its celebrity grand marshals. Find more info and the schedule for a Pride celebration near you here and enter our Pride photo challenge here.
MOVIE: I’m So Excited
Pedro Almodóvar returns to the whacked-out comedy style of his earlier films like Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown with his latest about the mishaps on a troubled airliner. Click here to write a caption for a photo from the film and you might win some fantastic prizes. In select theaters today.
PERFORMANCE: Lance Loud Musical Tribute
The lamentably-short, but colorful life and musical career of ’70s gay poster boy Lance Loud is celebrated by his equally-talented musician friend and Mumps bandmate Kristian Hoffman at this one-day only event which will feature performances by Prince Poppycock, Cherry Vanilla, Ann Magnusen and an array of L.A.’s finest entertainers. Lance’s mom Pat will sign copies of her gloriously-illustrated coffee table book Lance Out Loud. At LA.’s Steve Allen Theatre June 30. Order tickets here.