The Gay Agenda
By Joseph Hassan
Friday, September 5: OK, technically, sexual attraction to a horse isn't a gay thing. But when the horse is played by a man and the naked rider is Daniel 'Harry Potter' Radcliffe, it's hard to ignore the queer appeal of the long-awaited stateside landing of the revival of Equus. Richard Griffiths of The History Boys and the Harry Potter movies costars. The show enters previews tonight. Tickets and additional information here. Also opening today after more than a year of distribution limbo is Save Me, Robert Cary's (Ira and Abby) heartfelt and nuanced film that smartly eschews the typical venom of religious debate to explore the universality of spirit, healing, and love. Chad Allen stars as a spiraling-down gay man who joins an ex-gay Christian ministry run by Judith Light; Queer as Folk's Robert Gant is the man who helps them all find their way. See more at the movie's official site.
Saturday, September 6: It's all about balls -- of the tennis variety -- today. The US Open Women's Final takes place at 8:00 p.m. Eastern on CBS. At the beginning of the week, the draw was still wide open, but we suspect at least one of the Williams sisters will be on court at Arthur Ashe Stadium. That means a fierce -- and fashionable -- final. (The Men's Final -- hot! -- is Sunday at 4:00 p.m. Eastern, also on CBS). Get served more on the draw and highlights here.
Sunday, September 7: It's not quite the mile-high club, but it's pretty close. HBO is pairing up with Virgin America (the trendy, tragically hip mood-lit airline) to re-brand the carrier's JFK-to-Las Vegas flight as Entourage Air throughout the month of September. Passengers in First Class will be flying at Entourage Class -- with a few extra perks: Noise-canceling headphones, a glass of signature Champagne, Godiva truffles and an Entourage Air blanket and eye mask. And no matter where you're seated, Virgin's in-flight entertainment system -- normally sans HBO -- will include the series' fifth season premiere. Tune in at home tonight at 10 p.m. to watch Vince, Eric, Turtle, Drama, Ari and the gay assistant who trumps all pink mafioso, Lloyd.