Queerty’s Entertainment Guide: Folsom Pride Concert, Lily Tomlin And James Franco In Drag (Again)

MOVIE: Compulsion

Not to be confused with the 1959 drama based on the notorious Leopold and Loeb case, this erotic thriller which stars Carrie-Ann Moss from The Matrix and Heather Graham, who will forever be known as Roller Girl, as lovers. In select theaters today.


MUSIC: SongVersation,India.Arie

She’s still not the average girl from your video, as proven by her latest album, which will be released Tuesday. Listen to her new single “Brother’s Keeper” here.


EXHIBIT: Psycho Nacirema

Love him, hate him or love-to-hate him, James Franco keeps it interesting. For example, there’s this exhibition featuring everyone’s favorite master queer-baiter recreating scenes as Janet Leigh in Psycho. At London’s Pace Gallery through July 27.TEST-670x376

FESTIVAL: Frameline San Francisco International LGBT Film Festival
Experience 10 glorious days of cinematic gluttony with LGBT films such as the period drama Test (pictured),  the doc I Am Divine and the David Sedaris-inspired comedy C.O.G..Through June 30.


PERFORMANCE: An Evening of Classic Lily Tomlin

If you can think of an entertainer more versatile and talented than Lily Tomlin, please tell us who it is because we’re stumped. The renowned comic genius will revive favorite characters such as Edith Ann and Ernestine June 22 at the Segerstrom Center for the Performing Arts.

tumblr_mdbplmW4hI1qcoraxo1_400CONCERT: Folsom Pride 

Months ahead of the actual Folsom Street Fair, come out to hear highly-touted bands such as Bright Light, Bright Light (pictured) and Slow Knights (AKA Del Marquis from Scissor Sisters) perform. June 27 9 p.m.

TV: The Out List Dustin Lance Black, Lady Bunny, former NFL football player Wade Davis, Ellen Degeneres, Cynthia Nixon, Suze Orman, Jake Shears, and Wanda Sykes are among the LGBT notables who share their personal tales of coming out and obstacles they’ve overcome in this powerful documentary. Premieres on HBO June 27. 


CONCERT: Not Entirely Wicked

Broadway genius Stephen Schwartz (Pippin, Wicked) will premiere his newest work, “Testimony,” a song developed in collaboration with It Gets Better Project creator Dan Savage, at this weekend’s Gay Men’s Chorus of Los Angeles concert. June 22-23. For more information, go here.

the-bling-ring-trailerMOVIE: The Bling Ring

To the left Mean Girls, you’ve got nothing on this run-amok gang. Director Sofia Coppola’s latest is a lurid, fascinating look at the real-life band of thieves who robbed the homes of Lindsay Lohan and Paris Hilton. In theaters nationwide today.

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