TUBE: If the eleventh-hour meltdowns over sloppy beadwork werent enough to get you stoked about the fourth season of Project Runway, its new (and cute) gay contestants definitely will. We have our hearts set on Jack, the hottie who counts competitive swimming and modeling among his previous occupations, but young Christian's flamboyancy and scathing honesty (at one point, he comments on the roomful of "hand-sewn crap") is the definition of addictive TV. Project Runway premieres Wednesday, Nov. 14, at 10 p.m. Eastern on Bravo.
STAGE: Accomplished gay playwright Edward Albee (of Whos Afraid of Virginia Woolf? fame) premieres Peter & Jerry, along with the addition of a first act to his previous one-act sensation The Zoo Story, for a jam-packed evening of theater. Albee staple Bill Pullman stars as Peter, a mild-mannered man who faces confrontation from his sexually repressed wife (Johanna Day) and a menacing stranger (A Home at the End of the World's Dallas Roberts). We just hope Peter and Jerry do more on that park bench than just talk about literature. The show opens Sunday, Nov. 11, at the Second Stage Theatre in New York City.
FILM: Bollywood buffs have much to be excited about this coming Diwali. Friday, Nov. 16, marks the release of two Indian films: Saawariya and Om Shanti Om. Saawariya has been getting notable buzz, mostly due to its lavish design and Romeo and Juliet-esque storyline, while Om Shanti Om had one of the widest releases ever for an Indian film in the U.S. Meanwhile, pick up Cut Sleeve Boys, the worlds very first gay British-Chinese movie, when it lands on DVD Tuesday, Nov. 13. Cut Sleeve Boys tells the story of two gay men who react very differently to the death of a mutual friend: Mel (Steven Lim) sleeps around, and Ash (Chowee Leow) decides to don drag to find Mr. Right.
TUNES: Chances are you've driven your copy of Amy Winehouse's Back to Black into the ground. Good news: Generation Ys answer to the trashed, unhinged diva antics of Liza Minnelli finally releases her debut album, 2003's Frank, to U.S. listeners on Tuesday, Nov. 13. Frank put Winehouse on the map across the pond with hits like Amy Amy Amy and F**k Me Pumps, both required listening for pre-gaming.
EVENT: If we gays love anything, it's maxing out our credit cards. Why shouldnt we honor the people who make that possible? On Thursday, Nov. 15, the Commercial Closet Association hosts its Third Annual Corporate AdRespect Honors celebrating Absolut Vodka and American Express for their demonstrated leadership in the inclusion of the LGBT community in their advertising. You can purchase tickets at CommercialCloset.org.