Thursdays this summer at the Atlas Performing Arts Center [in Washington, D.C.] will be Gay 101 a series of films one must see to be a card-carrying gay man. While most are not gay-themed, all are embraced by the gay and lesbian community. Classics such as All About Eve and Whatever Happened to Baby Jane? will share the screen with campier choices including Mommie Dearest and Valley of the Dolls.
On the schedule, in this order: Breakfast at Tiffany’s, Auntie Mame, Whatever Happened to Baby Jane?, La Cage Aux Folles, Valley of the Dolls, Where the Boys Are, All About Eve, Suddenly Last Summer, Cabaret, Mommie Dearest, Steel Magnolias.
Now the main reason I’d go to a film festival is to see something I haven’t seen before. And, well, except for Suddenly Last Summer, I’ve seen all of those. Not that there’s anything wrong with that.
(Thanks to Bill Simpson for the title.)