FLICK: Its no secret that often the most heterosexual of films are by far the gayest. Not one to disappoint its gay constituents, Hollywood delivers Never Back Down to theaters this Friday, March 14. The mixed martial arts film stars Sean Faris (above) as the new kid in school, who is challenged by both Cam Gigandet for fighting supremacy and Baja Miller for right to the title of token beauty. While the plot doesnt necessarily scream best original screenplay, the shirtless and toned fighting boys, mentored by the great Djimon Hounsou, definitely arent bad on the eyes or the imagination, which is sometimes all one needs at the movies. Preview the trailer and tasty man-candy here.
DEBUT: Alistair McCartney launches his first novel, The End of the World Book this Tuesday, March 13 at Rapture Caf and Books, 200 Avenue A (between 12th and 13th). Described as an A to Z encyclopedia of philosophical obsession and homoerotic fixations, the novel examines the often hazy relationship between reality and the imagination. McCartneys partner and performance artist, Tim Miller, will be joining and presenting a selection from the collection 1001 Beds at the event, which begins at 8 pm.
TUNES: Kaki King (above) sure knows how to manipulate a guitar -- and if you don't believe us, check out this ridiculously impressive video for her song "Playing with Pink Noise." The multi-talented lesbian musician has contributed to Tegan and Sara's The Con and the Foo Fighters' Grammy-winnning Echoes, Silence, Patience & Grace, and now King -- who was nominated for a Golden Globe for her work on the score for Sean Penn's Into the Wild -- is releasing her fourth album, Dreaming of Revenge, a tight collection of dizzying instrumentals and meditative vocal tracks. For a sample, head over to her MySpace page and check out the haunting key track "Pull Me Out Alive."
EXHIBIT: Fresh from an artistic journey that took him to Madagascar, in which his still-life art evolved into breathing memories, Joseph Radoccia will be displaying his work at the Leslie Lohman Gallery. Radoccias exhibit Art, Actually! Painting, Drawing, Sculpture will premiere with an opening reception on March 11, 6-8 pm, and will run until April 19th, at 26 Wooster Street in New York City. To get a taste for his aesthetic, click here.