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The Gay Agenda

The Gay Agenda

FLICK: We know you're probably suffering from a mild case of Sex and the City: The Movie fatigue, but in the slim chance that you've forgotten, the gayest chick flick of the summer (above) arrives in theaters May 30. Suggestion: Rather than opt for that tired "I'm a [Insert Sex and the City Character]" t-shirt idea, take a less expected route and stamp your favorite ribald quote from the series on a worn-in, fitted American Apparel top. Our pick (from prudish Charlotte in the show's first season): "Men Don't Marry the Up the Butt Girl. Whoever Heard of Mrs. Up the Butt?" For more on Sex read our interview with Sarah Jessica Parker and the film's director, Michael Patrick King, in the latest issue of Out. Then get yourself jazzed by checking out SJP, Kim Cattrall, Kristin Davis, and Cynthia Nixon reprising their roles as Carrie, Samantha, Charlotte, and Miranda in the trailer.

STAGE: Fact: Montgomery Clift was gorgeous. Hot, brooding, talented, working-class, and queer (!), this man was one of the sexiest movie stars of all time; Brando and Dean were dwarfed in his presence. He cavorted with Liz Taylor and Marilyn Monroe, the latter famously saying he was the "only person I know who is in worse shape than I am." (After a near-fatal car accident, Monty slowly killed himself with addictions.) Rediscover him in The Rarest of Birds: The Life and Works of Montgomery Clift, John Lisbon Wood's one-man play (performed by Omar Prince), which opens at the Wings Theatre in New York City on June 1. Watch an amazing clip of Clift in A Place in the Sun here, then get your tickets to the show here.

SPECTACLE: The Abbey knows how to pick 'em. Candis Cayne, the gifted, gorgeous trans artiste made famous from her turn as a mistress in ABC hit Dirty Sexy Money, begins her weekly Monday-night show at the West Hollywood venue on May 26. Serving up a delightful cocktail of song, dance, improvisational comedy, and borderline painful beauty, Cayne is sure to wow followers and newcomers alike. Wear your best, though, because she's known for spontaneously pulling audience members into her zany act. You absolutely must watch this clip of her performing the "God Warrior" from FOX's Wife Swap. Get more info about the show here.

TUBE: A&E surprises us with a pulse-elevating remake of the Michael Crichton 1971 sci-fi hit The Andromeda Strain. Airing in two parts (the first on Monday, May 26, the second on Tuesday, May 27), the miniseries tells the story of a team of scientists investigating a deadly disease with an extraterrestrial origin. Andromeda also features a slew of comely actors of a certain age, including Benjamin Bratt, Eric McCormack (above), and Ricky Schroder. Bonus: One of these stars plays gay -- but you didn't hear that from us. Read more about The Andromeda Strain -- and see how other queerified remakes measure up to their cinematic forebears -- in the June/July issue of Out. Watch the miniseries' trailer here.

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