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DVD: “Boy Meets Girl,” “Mommy,” “First Period,” “Appropriate Behavior,” & More!

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It’s a super-queer week in home entertainment, from a drag queen comedy to a bent vampire flick (Drink Me; above) to a Cannes hit by one of cinema’s youngest gay talents.

We’ve got five to rundown, so let’s get on with it!

 

First Period

($24.98 DVD; Screen Media)

Likened to John Waters meets John Hughes, director John Vaughn’s cross-dressed retro comedy sees a pair of unpopular high school girls clash with the popular ones when a talent contest threatens to tip the balance. Features supporting turns from Cassandra Peterson aka Elvira Queen of the Dark, Jack Plotnick, and Eating Out’s Rebekah Kochan. Extras include a commentary, deleted scenes, making-of featurette, and deleted song.

 

Appropriate Behavior

($29.95 DVD; Kino Lorber)

After making a splash at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival, this Brooklyn-set first feature from director/writer/star Desiree Akhavan sees a bisexual Persian-American woman go off the rails a bit while coping with an ex-girlfriend and her conservative family. Both funny and poignant stuff.

 

Drink Me

($24.99 DVD; TLA)

In this nudity-filled British import, a gay couple, Andy and James, find themselves at a dangerous crossroads when mysterious stranger Sebastian enters their lives. Is it possible he’s a… vampire? (spoiler alert: yes)



Boy Meets Girl

($24.95 DVD; Wolfe)

Transgender actress Michelle Hendley provides a nuanced star turn in this romantic dramedy about a pre-operative trans female, Ricky, who juggles friendships and crushes of fellow Kentucky locals including a bi-curious Republican girl and good ol’ boy best bud.

 

Mommy

($19.99 DVD; Lionsgate)

The latest feature from young, gay Quebecois filmmaker Xavier Dolan snagged a Grand Jury prize at the 2014 Cannes Film Festival. Mostly shot in a narrow 5:4 aspect ratio – as if on a cellphone – it involves the relationship between a teenager suffering from ADHD and violent impulses and his widowed mother.

 

ALSO OUT:

Im-a-Stripper-4-Vudu-PosterI’m A Stripper: America’s Most Wanted

 

The Barber

 

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