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Sandler, James: kings o queens, indeed
"King of Queens,"
Kevin James, the
burly star of that
popular sitcom, is
teaming up with
buddy Adam Sandler
to star in the gay-
themed comedy "I
Now Pronounce You
Chuck and Larry:"
Taking a page
from the late 1960s
gay exploitation film
"The Gay Deceivers"
(in which two draft-
age guys pose as gay
to avoid the war), the
story centers around two firefighters who dis-
cover that posing as domestic partners can
mean the difference
benefits and pen-
And right now
every queer person
reading this is think-
ing, "Yeah, I could
have told you that."
But that doesn't
mean it won't be
is just one of
the many peo-
taken cracks at
the script, and
that fact alone
is reason for hope. Meanwhile, who
knew Adam Sandler was a bear chas-
Lawless in space
Every TV-addicted lesbian's
favorite former Warrior Princess is
being blasted off into space again
on one of the most critically
acclaimed shows on television.
In the past few years, the Sci-Fi
Channel's cult hit, "Battlestar
Galactica," has thought outside the
box of science-fiction programming, pro-
duced thoughtful, imaginative adult story
lines and earned the loyalty of a growing
audience and the endorsement of critics.
Now add Lucy Lawless fans to that
pack. The Kiwi actress will reprise her
role as D'Anna Biers in a 10-episode arc
for the show's hotly anticipated third
No telling where her story will go.
But as fans can tell you,
anything can happen on
The season begins
production in Canada
in April, and episodes
will begin airing later
drag turn as Hollywood has-been Evie
Harris. But gay comedy audiences with sharp
eyes have watched Plotnick lend support to
irreverent TV shows like "Reno 911" and
"Drawn Together" for some time now.
Recently picked up for distribution, "Stay"
will arrive in theaters later this year.
Not just about Bert and Ernie
"Sesame Street" is as American as apple
pie. And queer audiences with fond memo-
ries of the gentle, androgynous good nature
' % .
Girls don't 'Stay
always the best
policy. That's the message of
the indie comedy "Stay," from
The story a young woman
(Melinda Page Hamilton) who
unwittingly opens a Pandora's
box when she decides to reveal a
past sexual indiscretion to her
boyfriend, the Sundance Film
Festival-approved feature careens
down a darkly funny but human path.
And keep your eyes out for the
movie's hilarious queer co-star, Jack
Fans of the riotously funny inde-
pendent comedy "Girls Will Be
Girls" know the comic actor from his
of Big Bird or those who watched in recent
years with their own children as the show
parodied the film "Far from Heaven"
(Julianne Moore was guest star, appearing in
a sketch called "Far from Seven," about —
what else? — counting to seven), will be
thrilled by the new documentary "The World
According to Sesame Street."
Spanning nearly four decades, the film
explores the impact of the groundbreaking
children's series, including the
controversial decision to include
an HIV-positive Muppet for the
version of the show that airs in
It should appear in a theater
(and probably later on a public tel-
evision station) in your neighbor-
Cruising for a bruising
Tom Cruise is threatening to sue
biographer Andrew Morton — the
same man who collaborated with Princess
Diana on her biography — after discovering
Morton has hired a gay porn star to dig up
the details on Cruise's private life, according
to a report by World Entertainment News
Morton has hired Los Angeles private
investigator and former gay adult actor Paul
Baressi to probe on-going speculation the
Top Gun hunk is gay, and Baressi has report-
edly already given Morton letters from
Cruise's attorney insinuating the star enjoyed
a same-sex liaison while shooting "Eyes
Wide Shut" in the UK.
Cruise's lawyer Bert Fields has said the
story is rubbish, and that if his letters were
used to insinuate Cruise is gay, "we will cer-
tainly sue... because the story is false. Mr.
1 OF THE J
By David Webb
What do you think of the City
Council's proposed billion-dollar-plus
bond program to repair the city's infra-
"I think the cost of it
should be distributed
more citywide, rather
than taxing property
owners. People than
property owners use
the streets and city
"I think it's reason-
able, but I think they
should be watchful
about getting the
money into the sys-
tem and carrying out
the plan. Dallas is
very slow. I don't
think they are good
''That's great with
me. I'd like to see
"They should redirect
their energy to taking
care of all the home-
less people first."
"That's a crock. They
raise taxes every time
you turn around."
Have a suggestion for a question you'd like us to ask.?
E-mail it to staff writer David Webb@ webb@dal-
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