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Theater

Interview: John Cameron Mitchell

Hedwig's creator steps back into the high heels of his iconic character

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Movies

Meet Xavier Dolan

Seven things you need to know about the wunderkind director

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The best LGBT things to do in New York this week

Get busy with our picks for the best LGBT events this week

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Movies

Review: Appropriate Behavior

Desiree Akhavan gets awkward in her excellent new film

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Interview: Bianca Del Rio

The Drag Race winner takes center stage in her first-ever comedy special

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Gay & Lesbian events in NYC: Critics' picks

Music

Adam Enright: Good Bitch Goes Down

Actor-singer Adam Enright presents this solo cabaret packed with pop covers and original tunes about the trials and tribulations of modern gay love. John J. Caswell Jr. (God Hates This Show) directs.

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Nutcracker Rouge

[Note: The review below is from a previous run of Nutcracker Rouge. The revived production is at XIV, Company XIV's new home in the East Village, and the current cast does not include Marisol Cabrera and Jeff Takacs.) Nutcracker Rouge. Minetta Lane Theatre (see Off Broadway). Directed and choreographed by Austin McCormick. With ensemble cast. Running time: 1hr 50mins. One intermission. Nutcracker Rouge: In brief Austin McCormick and his risqué neobaroque dance theater Company XIV present a lavish erotic reimagining of a classic holiday tale (adapted by Jeff Takacs), complete with circus performers, operatic singers and partial nudity. Nutcracker Rouge: Theater review by David Cote Around this time of year, the word nutcracker conjures so much innocent wonder: Tchaikovsky’s beloved score, the dance of the sugarplum fairy, glitter pasties, stripper poles, comically large stuffed penises.… Oh, did I lose you there? Director-choreographer Austin McCormick has taken the Christmas staple and given it a NSFW spin. Nutcracker Rouge is the perfect hot date: a rated-R riff on the tale of Clara and an enchanted appliance—which may require batteries. Our wide-eyed heroine is now an adult named Marie Claire (Laura Careless, agog and breathing heavily), and the world she discovers is a wintry realm of half-naked dancers and acrobats, gyrating and performing physical stunts that send her into ecstasies of arousal. They get the audience riled up, too. Decked out in Zane Pihlstrom’s eye-po

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Things to Do

Masq

The Center's Young Leaders Council sponsors this masquerade, featuring an open-vodka bar, DJ Vito Fun and lots of masked sexiness. Elegant dress is highly encouraged. Proceeds go to the LGBT Center.

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Queer Memoir: Naked

For its fifth anniversary show, Kelli Dunham's LGBT storytelling series's theme is "naked," which may translate to metaphorical or literal flesh baring. Participating potentially nude artists include M. Taueret Davis, Sarah Schulman, Erica Cardwell, Elana Lancaster, Robin Cloud, J Mase III, Drae Campbell and Vivien J Rotundo.

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Upcoming events

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The International Escort Awards

Better known as the Hookies, this annual awards show kicks off Black Party Weekend by honoring the top (and bottom…) male sex workers around the world. Head to the website to vote for your favorite hunks, most of whom are porn stars and all of whom will be willing to spend some time with you for a fee. (Check out their profiles at Rentboy.com, the event's sponsor.) This year, the uncommonly wonderful Alaska Thunderfuck serves as host, alongside comedian Brad Loekle.

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Willam: The meWme Show

The only queen ever kicked off RuPaul's Drag Race also happens to be one of the funniest performers—and best singers—ever to come out of that show, and he's rightly become something of an Internet sensation, racking up millions of views with his song parodies and casually bitchy comedy.

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Steve Grand

Gay country musician Steve Grand has earned a rapid following—even among twang-averse New Yorkers—thanks to his catchy tunes "All-American Boy" and "Stay." (His stint as an underwear model probably didn't hurt.) He previews songs from his debut album, All-American Boy, at this intimate Valentine's Day show.

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Tammie Brown: Lip-Synch Suicide

RuPaul's Drag Race oddball Tammie Brown returns to NYC with a night of comedy and original songs.

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Gay & Lesbian in pictures

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Bushwig

Bushwig's third incarnation at Secret Project Robot was supersized Most popular events this week Bushwig, an annual celebration of the gender-bending arts in north Brooklyn, unfurled at Secret Project Robot this weekend—spreading across an entire weekend for the first time. Boundary-pushing acts took the stage, showing off everything from old-school lip-synching to epic dance routines and performance art that defies description. There was even a wedding! Familiar faces in the crowd (and onstage) included RuPaul's Drag Race alum Milk, downtown veteran Linda Simpson and Wigstock founder (and our pick for NYC's No. 1 queen) Lady Bunny, who stopped by to check out the action on Sunday. In a few short years, Bushwig has cemented itself as one of the city's best queer events. Here's looking forward to what these wacky kids do next. Popular features in Things to Do The New York bucket list Here are the ten New York experiences you simply can’t miss. Cheap date ideas for fun-seeking New Yorkers Don’t fret, penny-pincher—each of these fun cheap date ideas will cost you $30 or less. Don’t be a tourist: Find in-the-know things to do in New York Tired of swamped tourist traps, huh? Check out these alternative things to do in New York. You might also like The most beautiful photos of summer in New York 2014 Our gorgeous shots include the Mermaid Parade, Governors Ball and, of course, the beach. Yeah, summer! Most popular events this week You came, you saw and goddamn it did you have

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Hey Queen!

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NYC Pride March

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The Party

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Laid Decade BK Pride

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GLAAD Awards

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Top stories

Shopping and style

Interview: Courtney Act

The Drag Race alum sounds off on reality TV and this seasons hottest trends.

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Blog

Drag video playlist

These musical queens aren't just novelty acts.

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Nightlife

Interview: Bridget Everett

The downtown shock singer and loose cannon is movin' on up.

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Music

Ultimate Pride playlist

Have a Pride party any time of year with these 50 gay anthems.

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New York's best: LGBT

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The best gay nightlife and parties in New York

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NYC's best gay bars

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