HOW FUNKY IS YOUR BURIAL GROUND-DEFILING CHICKEN?
The Cannes Film Festival wrapped a couple of months ago, but a piece of schlock that debuted there is getting slots at film festivals worldwide. Troma Films’ Poultrygeist: Night of the Chicken Dead is a trashtastic tale of the fates that befall a community when a fast-food chicken restaurant is built on a sacred Native American burial ground. Go ahead and reread that sentence. It won’t be any more believable than it was the first time.
The important part, of course, is the lesbians. A group of activists called Collegiate Lesbians Against Mega-conglomerates (uh, that’s CLAM for short — eye roll) take a stand against the poultry purveyors, and oozy mayhem ensues. Girlfriends Wendy (Kate Graham) and Micki (Allyson Sereboff) are among the protesters, and aren’t they cute when they’re angry?
Poultrygeist screened in Montreal last week and next heads to Milwaukee and Tucson. On a related note, my apartment is in the same building as a fast-food chicken restaurant (really), and my girlfriend and I protest every time we walk past the smelly chicken guts on the sidewalk. Then we go right in and use our 20 percent building-resident discount!
BUT WAIT, THERE’S MORE!
The Kill Point, an “eight-hour television event” that began July 22 on Spike TV, features a black lesbian cop. More details as soon as a lesbian of any color actually tunes in to Spike TV.
Nina’s Heavenly Delights screens in more cities — as in more than none — in October and November. A word of advice: Eat first. The food is the most luscious thing in the movie.
America’s Next Top Model has been renewed through 2010. Maybe by then, the whole notion of “big and beautiful” will be more than wishful thinking in a musical, and Tyra’s little show will seem quaint.
In AfterEllen.com’s new weekly audio podcast, Oh God I’m Gay, host Alicia Ross talks to spiritual leaders of different faiths and points of view, focusing on issues that affect the LGBT community. Two episodes are available now.