The Gay Agenda: 10 Things We're Eyeing in Sept.

The Gay Agenda: 10 Things We're Eyeing in Sept.

Meghan Trainor, Title EP

Sept2

Following the success of “All About that Bass,” the unexpected hit of the summer, Meghan Trainor is capitalizing on the hype with her first EP, Title. The four-track digital album will include three new songs, “Title,” “Dear Future Husband,” and “Close Your Eyes.” (iTunes, Sept. 9)

The Skeleton Twins

Sept9

In his first major film role since leaving Saturday Night Live, Bill Hader stars as one-half of of depressed fraternal twins in a coming of age tale about one's thirties. Hader and Kristen Wiig shine in roles that are far cries from their popular sketch personas. The film also stars Luke Wilson and Ty Burrell. (Limited release, Sept. 12)

The Drop

Sept8

Tom Hardy + Puppy x Matthias Schoenaerts / James Gandolfini’s Last Film = Must See Gangster Flick. (Limited release, Sept. 12)

Pride

Sept7

Billy Nighy, Dominic West, Andrew Scott, and Ben Schnetzer star in the true story about a group of LGBT activists who lend their support to families of striking union mineworkers. The film comes with tons of hype thanks to the Queer Palm win at this year’s Cannes Film Festival. (Limited release, Sept. 19)

Stargayzer Festival

Sept3

Cakes Da Killa, Big Dipper, Big Freedia, and Mykki Blanco are coming together for a gay music festival to rock out for three days in Austin, TX. Over a hundred of LGBTQIA musicians, DJs, drag performers and artists will off their own unique style of queer art and entertainment. (Sept. 12-14)

2014 Queer New York International Arts Festival

Sept4

Returning for a third year, the QNYIA is a showcase of contemporary performances that explore and broaden the concepts of queer in the art world. The festival will feature the U.S. premiere of Croatian theater director Branko Brezovec’s Confusions, Bulgarian performance artist Ivo Dimchev’s I CURE, and New York-based interdisciplinary artist Marissa Perel’s More Than Just a Piece of Sky among others. (NYC, Sept. 17-28)

The Boxtrolls

Sept1

This stop-motion animated film first got attention for its inclusive messaging, “Sometimes there’s a mother. Sometimes there’s a father. Sometimes there’s a father and a father. Sometimes both fathers are mothers. Families come in all shapes and sizes — even rectangles.” While the film doesn’t have any LGBT characters, it does celebrate diversity. A number of A-list talent, including Ben Kingsley, Elle Fanning, Toni Collette, and Nick Frost, have lent their voices, raising the pedigree of this film. (Theaters everywhere, Sept. 26)

NY Art Book Fair

Sept6

Printed Matter, Inc. presents the ninth annual NY Art Book Fair, which showcases artists’ books, periodicals, and zines. The free festival will be open to the public starting Sept. 26 at the Museum of Modern Art’s Long Island City outpost, PS1. (MoMA PS1, Sept. 26-28)

Transparent

Sept10

Amazon is looking to take on Netflix and Hulu with its slate of original, streaming programming, including Transparent. Starring Jeffrey Tambor, Judith Light, and Gaby Hoffman, the dark comedy explores sex, love and gender as Mort reintroduces herself as Maura to her family and friends. (Amazon, Sept. 26)

Once Upon a Time

Sept5

One of TV’s guiltiest pleasures has to be ABC’s unexpected hit, Once Upon a Time. Now in its fourth season, the show — starring Ginnifer Goodwin, Jennifer Morrison, Josh Dallas — is bringing Frozen to life with an extended arc and hopefully bringing back our favorite bisexual hero, Mulan, for an episode or two. (ABC, Sept. 28)

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