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July 20, 2000 | SUSAN KING, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Described as a comedy of sexual disorientation, "But I'm a Cheerleader," which opens Friday in limited release after playing at the Outfest film festival, follows the topsy-turvy life of high school cheerleader Megan (Natasha Lyonne of "The Slums of Beverly Hills"). Because Megan seems to have one too many pictures of Melissa Etheridge on her walls, her conservative parents (Mink Stole and Bud Cort) think that their "little poodle" may be a lesbian.
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July 20, 2000 | SUSAN KING, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Described as a comedy of sexual disorientation, "But I'm a Cheerleader," which opens Friday in limited release after playing at the Outfest film festival, follows the topsy-turvy life of high school cheerleader Megan (Natasha Lyonne of "The Slums of Beverly Hills"). Because Megan seems to have one too many pictures of Melissa Etheridge on her walls, her conservative parents (Mink Stole and Bud Cort) think that their "little poodle" may be a lesbian.
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August 25, 2006 | Mark Olsen, Special to The Times
"The Quiet" is something of a film with a split-personality disorder. It never quite settles on whether it's a "Mean Girls" burlesque of teen life, an "American Beauty"-style bad-things-in-the-suburbs drama, or a wayward horror film. And it certainly never reconciles itself to successfully pulling off a hybrid of the three.
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January 28, 1999
Bet they don't let you eat popcorn at the Van Gogh exhibition. Enjoy art and a movie at "Projections: Intermission Images," an exhibition of artworks in slide format created especially for the screen, opening tonight at Laemmle Theatres downtown. Using the screen as a canvas, artists David Antin, Anne Bray, Annetta Kapon, Laura London, Ming-Yuen S. Ma, Armando Rascon, Joseph Santarromana, Erika Suderberg, Tran T.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 2, 2013 | By Mark Olsen
Though not credited as a remake, "Breaking the Girls" takes the basic premise of "Strangers on a Train," the Patricia Highsmith novel famously adapted to the screen by Alfred Hitchcock - I'll kill for you if you'll kill for me - and transports it to the modern day. Law student Sara (Agnes Bruckner) has had a run of misfortune brought on in no small way by a jealous classmate, costing her a job, a scholarship and a place to live. She also meets the rich, troubled Alex (Madeline Zima), setting in motion a series of events to solve all their problems.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 21, 2000 | KEVIN THOMAS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
"But I'm a Cheerleader" is the result of the kind of good intentions with which the road to hell is paved. Director Jamie Babbit and co-writer Brian Wayne Petersen set out to send up the cruel absurdity of aversion therapy designed to turn gays into straights, but the task proves way beyond their abilities.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 17, 2000 | JUDITH MICHAELSON
THEATER Geffen's New Season: Donald Margulies' Pulitzer Prize-winning "Dinner With Friends" will open the Geffen Playhouse 2000-01 season in September. Producing director Gilbert Cates is in discussions with Daniel Sullivan, the director who staged the play at South Coast Repertory and in New York, to do it again. Italian comedian Ennio Marchetto will bring his solo act to the Geffen in November.
NEWS
July 8, 2004 | Peter McQuaid, Special to The Times
If the "gay agenda" is truly a plan to achieve deviant world domination, and if the sheer range of activities at this year's Outfest is any indication of that intent, it's already a done deal. Representing every continent except Antarctica, the 22nd installment of L.A.'s gay film festival, which opens tonight, is no longer an outlaw project but an established part of contemporary cultural discourse, with as much intellectual oomph as that thing in Utah.
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July 21, 2000 | SCOTT GOLD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
She's a vegetarian. She likes Georgia O'Keeffe paintings. She's got photos of bikini-clad women in her school locker. And the fledgling lesbian in "But I'm a Cheerleader," an indie film opening Friday, hates to kiss her hunky boyfriend. It is a stereotype run amok. And the gay community can't get enough. Gay activists, gay publications and gay cinephiles have embraced the $1 million film as they have few others produced by Hollywood in recent years.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 28, 2007 | Kevin Crust; Robert Abele; Gary Goldstein;
A remarkable story rooted in Africa's AIDS pandemic, the documentary "Angels in the Dust" details the lives of a fiercely devoted woman and more than 500 children who depend upon her for their survival. Marion Cloete, along with her husband and daughters, established the village of Boikarabelo (formerly Botshabelo) in South Africa to clothe, feed and educate children who have lost their parents to the virus or are HIV-positive.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 2, 2002 | Robert W. Welkos, Times Staff Writer
Power Up, a network of gay women in the entertainment industry, burst upon the scene two years ago with a mission to promote the visibility of lesbians in the media and a commitment to change the "old boy's club" way of doing things in Hollywood.
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