The Gay Agenda: 10 Things We're Eyeing In May

5.1.2014

By Out.com Editors

Rose Byrne, Maya Rudolph and Robyn top our pop culture must-list for the month

Playing House

While girls on MTV are busy faking it, Maggie Caruso (Lennon Parham) and Emma Carter (Jessica St. Clair) are teaming up in Playing House, the new USA sitcom about best friends who move into together following soon-to-be mother Maggie's divorce. Following Sirens, this is USA's second strong original comedy series. (April 29)

Starting Problems with Ariana Grande

Kicking off the battle of the summer jams is "Problem" by Ariana Grande and Iggy Azalea. The funky, horn-infused jam gets your feet moving while Azalea's guest rap adds some Clueless-esque "street cred."

Screaming with Donna Summer

In a new musical parody, your favorite '90s slasher films are mashed up with the Donna Summer's disco hits of the '70s. I Totally Know What You Did Last (Donna) Summer, starring Drew Droege, promises to make you scream with laughter. The limited run of the show starts May 2 in Los Angeles. (May 2 - 24)

Tuning In

Internet favorite, Tune-Yards, is back with Nikki Nack, her first new album in three years. Thanks to the frenetic first single, "Water Fountain," the record promises to be an addictive mix of experimental sounds. But honestly, we're already addicted to whatever she's producing. (May 5)

Keeping Secure

AMC's sleeper hit, Small Town Security, returns with season 3 just as all of our favorite shows draw to an end. The reality show follows Chief Joan Koplan and her merry crew of security guards as these with new issues, including dwindling business, Dennis Starr's gender transition and Koplan's "speecy spicy meatball" musical performance. (May 6)

Moving Next Door to Rose Byrne

The new R-rated comedy, Neighbors, promises to deliver plenty of raunchy jokes, tons of shirtless Zac Efron and a hilarious dildo fight. However, the movie really belongs to Rose Byrne. She shines as the unsuspecting neighbor of a fraternity. But when push comes to shove, Byrne's character unleashes the claws in hilarious ways. (May 9)

Being Dreadful

Eva Green and Josh Hartnett lead Showtime's new ensemble series, Penny Dreadful, that mashes up goth's literary favorites, such as Dracula and Dorian Gray. The show may be heavy on the blood and horror but delivers with Green as Vanessa Ives. She's wry, self-aware and continues her winning streak started in 300: Rise of an Empire. (May 11)

Spending the Night with Maya Rudolph

The former Saturday Night Live star and constantly pregnant Maya Rudolph returns to NBC with The Maya Rudolph for one night only. The variety show will include guest appearances from Kristen Bell, Andy Samberg, Sean Hayes and Janelle Monae. (May 19)

Doing It Again with Robyn

Just in time for summer, Robyn and Royksopp have reunited for the mini album, Do It Again. The title track, which hit the Internet at the end of April, is three minutes of propulsive electro-pop that will have you running for the dance floor. (May 26)

Blowing in the Wind

Less than six months after the premiere of the small-screen adaptation of Flowers in the Attic, Lifetime is back with the sequel. Petals in the Wind picks up 10 years after the kids escape Foxworthy Hall and head to Florida. The film promises to be delicious as the first, so planning a viewing party now. (May 26)

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