Gay & Lesbian Holiday Gift Guide
Have a Mary Christmas with these fabulous gift items.
When Amsterdam-based fag mag Butt launched in 2001, it was revolutionary in its depiction of regular guys (in the buff). Finally, Butt has compiled its first weekly calendar, Butt 2010 ($20), featuring 62 candid, reader-submitted photos of gay dudes from around the world. Butt shutterbugs Wolfgang Tillmans, Bruce LaBruce and others contribute bonus pics. Available at American Apparel.
Kathy Griffin’s audio CD Suckin’ It for the Holidays (Music with a Twist, $13.99) is not particularly holiday themed, though its title tells us otherwise. Nor is it her best work. But the ubiquitous D-lister has lodged herself firmly within the LGBT community, and we suspect you have one or two (or ten) friends dying to get their hands on this. Besides, you can pop in the disc, unlike her Bravo specials, while driving to visit your own drunken mom this holiday. Griffin would be proud. Available at borderlinemusic.com.
We know you’re mourning the demise of Showtime’s ballyhooed gay-girl drama, The L Word (Showtime, $41.99). Here’s your chance to revisit the maligned final season and its head-scratching series finale. DVD extras include two featurettes and photos from the entire series shot by Jennifer Beals. The complete series is also for sale (at a mere $240). Available at barnesandnoble.com.
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Ever since the geeky outcasts of Fox’s Glee belted out their show-choir rendition of Journey’s “Don’t Stop Believin’?” on the series’ premiere last May, ’mos everywhere have been champing at the bit to see which retro chart-topper the show would retool next. Heart’s “Alone” and Neil Diamond’s “Sweet Caroline,” among others, have been given the Glee makeover, and I’ve loved every minute of it. Glee: The Music, Volume 1 (Columbia Records, $11.98) gathers 17 of the greatest hits (a second volume will be released in December), including the Lea Michele–Chris Colfer rendition of Wicked’s showstopper “Defying Gravity.” Pinch me, I’m in gay heaven. Available at amazon.com.