The Gay Agenda
By Joseph Hassan
Wednesday, November 19: How awesome would it be if you could head back in time to the rollicking dance parties of the Moulin Rouge? Well, you can't. But if you're in Los Angeles, we've got the next best thing. The critically acclaimed dance troupe Lucent-Dossier Experience performs their surrealistic Vaudeville Cirque every Wednesday night at The Edison. The act has performed from Portugal to Tokyo, appeared in Panic At the Disco's music video 'I Write Sins, Not Tragedies' (winner of MTV's 2006 'Video of the Year'), and has been described as "visionary, enthralling, sensual, and twisted." Rumor has it that celebrities (including the likes of Scarlett Johansson) have stopped by to check out the show. We can't promise a torrid love affair with Ewan McGregor, but we can ensure a good time. Visit The Edison for tickets.
Thursday, November 20: If you're passing through Montr'al between now and January, pull yourself away from Sainte Catherine Street's Gay Village for a few hours to check out the "Warhol Live" exhibit at the Montr'al Museum of Fine Arts. The show examines the all-encompassing and fundamental role of music and dance in the work and life of Andy Warhol (above, in drag) and highlights works from The Andy Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh, as well as public and private collections from Europe and North America. You'll even have access to a never-before-seen collection of more than fifty original album covers. Get more info at the museum's website.
Friday, November 21: I didn't know she was Lebanese! For a fresh cinematic look into the complex world of gay love among Middle Eastern women (and across religious lines), catch I Can't Think Straight , out today in major markets. In the flick, Tala (Lisa Ray), a London-based Jordanian, is in the midst of preparing for an elaborate marriage to her Jordanian fianc' when she falls for Leyla (Sheetal Sheth), a British Indian woman who dates her best friend. Thrown off kilter by fast-fueled (and verboten) emotions, Tala flees to Jordan to finalize the details of her nuptials. By the time she returns to London with a change of heart, it may be too late to ensnare Leyla, who has already relished in her new sense of identity. I Can't Think Straight opens today in New York, San Francisco, Los Angeles, and Toronto.