The Gay Agenda
By Peter Schaus
FLICK: In the new Southland Tales, director Richard Kelly's follow-up to his first outing and trippy cult-sensation Donnie Darko, Sarah Michelle Gellar stars as -- get ready for this -- a roller-skating ex-porn star with a hit single titled 'Teen Horniness is Not a Crime.' Meanwhile, Seann William Scott plays a pair of Neo-Marxist identical twins. As if it couldn't get any better (worse?), the film also marks the silver-screen return of Zelda Rubenstein, that diminutive clairvoyant from Poltergeist. Universally panned at Cannes last year, this apocalyptic sci-fi drama could very well be this season's answer to the cinematic train wreck that was Battlefield Earth. If it taps into any of the promise Kelly displayed with Darko, though, it could become one of this year's, um, offbeat gems?
TUBE: Catch Out 100 Entertainer of the Year Mary-Louise Parker as Nancy Botwin, the 'suburban baroness of bud,' in the season finale of Weeds, Monday, Nov. 19. Will pot-selling, small-town haven Agrestic burn to the ground at the hands of Guillermo (played by out actor Guillermo Diaz)? Will the grow house be discovered by the DEA? Will 'flamboyant Hindi queen' Sanjay (Maulik Pancholy) finally get a BF? Savor the high drama at 10 p.m. on Showtime.