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Will Liza put the 'OH in Ohio'?
Parker Posey has never had an orgasm.
OK, it's actually the character she plays in
her new movie, "The OH in Ohio," who's
never felt that particular physical pleasure.
And Liza Minnelli — or possibly Danny
DeVito — may be the person to help Posey
find her groove again.
Again, this is all plot speculation, but
Minnelli — fresh from her hilarious career
turn on "Arrested Development" — does, at
least, co-star in the independent film along
with Posey, DeVito, Paul Rudd and Mischa
Co-written and directed by newcomer
Billy Kent, the climax-hungry comedy has
finished shooting and is in search of a dis-
tributor. And if it's as smart and funny as last
year's "The 40 Year-Old Virgin" and
"Wedding Crashers," maybe the mini-trend
of R-rated, adult-themed sex farces can light
a fire in the nation's depressed box-office
'Reno 911' booked for big screen
Is the big screen ready for a closet-case
police lieutenant in short-shorts?
20th Century Fox and Paramount think so.
And they're probably right.
The cult-hit Comedy Central sitcom,
"Reno 911," has been making convulsively
funny improvisational mincemeat of bad
police work for a few seasons now. So the
show's creators — Thomas Lennon (who
plays gay Lt. Dangle), Robert Ben Garant
and Kerri Kenney — are making the leap to
film with "Reno 911: Miami."
Shooting early this year, the story will
revolve around the inept officers visiting a
police convention in Miami Beach during
spring break. When the convention center is
attacked with biological weapons, it will be
up to them to save the day.
Naturally, this means that audiences should
expect a generous portion of politically-
incorrect comedy and, well, lots of on-screen
deaths. We can't wait.
'Manchild's' 'Sex' connection
The British sitcom "Manchild," seen in the
United States on cable channel BBC
America, was hailed in its home country as a
"Sex and the City" for men. So it's only fit-
ting that the testosterone-based equivalents of
Carrie, Miranda, Charlotte and Samantha
would find their way into the hands of
"Sex's" queer creator, Darren Star.
Star will executive-produce the
American version of the show for Sony
Pictures TV. There's no green light for a
pilot yet, but screenwriter Michael
Traeger is writing one anyway, and
everything, as they say in
Hollywood, is "moving for-
We just wants to know if
one of the male characters
will be gay. Or obsessed
with shopping for shoes.
A slightly queer
Richard Glatzer and Wash Westmoreland
have been working in independent film
since the early 1990s.
Glatzer's feature "Grief was a well-
received early entry in what was then called
the New Queer Cinema, and Westmoreland's
work was usually
considered too smart
for its genre.
Their first collabo-
ration, the gay indie
Fluffer," was an art-
house hit that drew
Liza Minne III
Glatzer and Westmoreland
on both of their backgrounds.
Now, with their second project, the writ-
ing-directing duo is branching out into family
drama of the progressive variety with
"Quinceanera," the story of a young Hispanic
teenage girl who finds herself pregnant, ban-
ished from her home and taken in by her
uncle and her queer tough-guy cousin.
It's a hopeful story of an outcast family
creating its own home in the face of social
disapproval. Look for it at queer film festi-
vals and in art-house theaters later this year.
Lop greenlights O'Donnell's 'Sketch'
The GLBT television station Logo has
given a green light was is being touted as an
irreverent sketch comedy series — with the
working title "Simply Sketch," believe it or
not — that is being executive produced by
Rosie O'Donnell, Dan MacDonald and Joe
Promos for the show, set to premiere later
this year, will feature some of the freshest
up-and-coming talents in the comedy biz.
"Simply Sketch" will be filmed in front of
a live audience with taped segments of musi-
cal numbers, commercial and movie paro-
dies, peppered with political satire. Episodes
will also feature guest appearances by
celebrities and friends of the LGBT commu-
nity, producers said.
By Jennie Beauchamp
What would you suggest be done about
the panhandlers and street hustlers that
hang out in the Oak Lawn entertainment
"It occurs because
our politicians, city
leaders and our pub-
lic health leaders are
not on the same
page with reducing
mental health prob-
lems. I don't think
the police are proac-
"I don't know what
can be done about it.
1 have seen police do
things, but they just
come back everyday.
You can stand here
at the corner and see
male prostitutes get
picked up. It's just
"I think the problem
is that we have poor
mental health care in
the state and a lot of
the homeless popula-
tion has mental
health problems. I
think this is a mental
"I think if we saw
more security in the
area that would help,
but the law against
panhandling is not
enforced. I don't
know that there is a
way to do that. It is
more of a nuisance
than a threat."
"It's getting worse by
the day. I think part
of it is the attraction
of the food pantry
and the consistent
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