The Ice Storm on DVD
A good dysfunctional drama is a must for Thanksgiving, if only to remind you that there are worse families out there (even if only in Hollywood). Helmed by Brokeback Mountain‘s Ang Lee, The Ice Storm is a personal fave, with a powerhouse cast including Kevin Kline, Joan Allen, Sigourney Weaver and miniature versions of Christina Ricci, Elijah Wood Katie Holmes and Tobey Maguire. You’ll be a weepy mass of sadness whether or not your Tea Party uncle gives his traditional “this country’s going to hell” speech.
A Playlist of Gay Anthems
If your parents aren’t completely on board with the whole queer thing—or as ours like to refer to it, “your refusal to make me happy”—it’s important to turn on your favorite power anthem and drown out the bullshit. Whether you were “born this way” as a “beautiful” “firework” or simply “strong enough” to “dance with somebody,” we have one thing to say: you betta werq.