The Gay Agenda
By Peter Schaus
DVD: For as much flack as it got when it originally aired, the seventh season of Will & Grace is one of its most underrated. It was the year we had Jack (Sean Hayes) competing against Will Arnett for a spot among Janet Jackson's back-up dancers, Sex and the City's Kristin Davis telling Will (Eric McCormack ) his eyebrows resembled Nicole Kidman's, and Grace (Debra Messing) pretending to be an alcoholic to get free therapy and donuts. Nostalgic fans can savor all 24 episodes by picking up Will & Grace: Season Seven on DVD Dec. 4.
FLICK: Fantasy geeks, take notice: On Dec. 7, New Line Cinema releases the first installment in their latest big-screen franchise, The Golden Compass. Based on the bestselling fantasy novel by Philip Pullman, the film features another underdog faced with the impossible task of preventing an accessory from falling into the wrong hands. Nicole Kidman vamps it up as Mrs. Coulter (no relation to Anne) and dapper gay legend Ian McKellan provides the voice-over for this Narnia-esque Christian allegory about microscopic dust with the power to unite the universe.