It’s Pride Month, so let’s take pride in our movies. At the theaters, The Purge is a great idea with a horrible, ahem, execution. For actual thrills, watch Ethan Hawke in Sinister instead. Under the “incredibly offensive” category is This Is the End—one can only hope. Seth Rogan, James Franco, Jonah Hill, and a bunch of other Hollywood comic big shots star as themselves in this End of Days parody.
Problem is, after 20 minutes, bodies are mutilated and decapitated, and 99 percent of the jokes revolve around penises. Cumming, jerking off, fucking each other raw—a lot—the look of Michael Cera’s “hole.” Um, gay issues, guys? Consult your therapist and leave us out of it. Both films make this week’s MISS!
(As for the new/old/redone/revisited/prequel/sequel Superman flick, Jay Catterson will have his review up shortly! Read his opinion and then see if you can still find a phone booth to call in your comments.)
Here’s a Prideful movie thought: Watch something that celebrates our humanity. First up is I Do, the comedy/drama with an emphasis on how gay marriage is not a Federal law. One of the repercussions that writer/actor David W. Ross emphasizes in the film is that, if your spouse is not a United States Citizen, marrying him will not keep him from being deported; for straight marriages, it’s all hunky dory. Oh yeah, and it’s a sweet film. And if you don’t care about politics or love stories, you can spend the entire movie trying to figure out what is more amazing: Ross’s body or his hair. They both look like they take an exceptional amount of upkeep. The results? We Do! For more information, click here.
Katherine Fairwax Wright and Malika Zouhali-Worrall’s documentary, Call Me Kucho, opens today in select theaters, and it’s an exquisite film. The story’s focus is on Uganda gay rights activist David Kato, the first openly gay man in Uganda, who was bludgeoned to death in 2011. It’s a chilling reminder of the worldwide struggle for gay rights, especially when you find out that many of Uganda’s hate-mongers are from, yep, the Good Old US of A. See it for the reminder, remember it for the inspiration. And, yeah, it’s this week’s MUST! For more information, click here.
Feeling the need to get your thea-ay-ter fill and couldn’t get tickets to Kinky Boots? Check out the amazing performance by Holland Taylor (yep, the mom in Two and a Half Men) in her one-woman Broadway show, Ann. Taylor is dead-on as the former Texas Governor Ann Richards, and actors out there should see it just for the dramatic lessons. It’s closing on June 30, so get your tickets now. Read my review, here, and then click here for more information.
Finally, a reminder for all you True Blood fans. It returns Sunday night, so grab a partner and start necking! It should be a bloody fun party! Oh, and on Monday, could you send me an email explaining to me what the hell that show is about!?
Photo Finish: David Toussaint “misses” the Bikram Yoga Event Yoga part, but manages to make the after-party “refreshments.” Damn New York subways. They are so slow! (Jorge Gallegos’s event blog, like a superhero, is on its way.)