Television

FRIDAY Far from Heaven Dennis Quaid is extraordinary as a closeted gay man in 1950s suburbia in Todd Haynes’ powerful drama.

There may be no equality for lesbians and gay men in America: Witness the Obama administration’s utterly unnecessary support for the Defense of Marriage Act in a legal brief filed last week, after he wooed lesbian and gay voters by pledging to overturn what he called “an abhorrent statute” while campaigning, not to mention his shape-shifting on “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell.

So what is a self-respecting gay writer, director and producer to do when his immensely popular TV show grinds to a halt?

If you are Del Shores and that TV show is “Sordid Lives: The Series,” you take your act, and sometimes a few of the cast members, on the road.

FRIDAY

It’s My Party

One of the first films to address AIDS spotlights a gay man who throws himself a final bash.
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