Lance to attend Outfest, Gay Film Festival in July
Outfest 2011 Will Include Movies Starring Kathleen Turner, Cheyenne Jackson, Dolly Parton
By Michael Gioia
08 Jun 2011
Outfest, the Los Angeles-based nonprofit organization dedicated to showcasing and protecting LGBT media, has announced its complete lineup for “Outfest 2011: The 29th Los Angeles Gay & Lesbian Film Festival,” held in Los Angeles July 7-17.
Stage and screen actors starring in this year’s movies include Kathleen Turner (High), Richard Chamberlain (My Fair Lady), Dolly Parton (9 to 5), Cheyenne Jackson (Xanadu), John Waters (“Hairspray”), Jennifer Coolidge (Elling), Heather Matarazzo (The Women), Leslie Jordan (Lucky Guy), Esai Morales (Salome), Lance Bass (Hairspray), Clay Aiken (“American Idol,” Spamalot), Carol Channing (Hello, Dolly!), Seth Numrich (War Horse), Matt Doyle (War Horse) and comedian Margaret Cho.
Other festival events include the Under the Stars series at The John Anson Ford Amphitheatre, kicking off with the classic Dolly Parton movie musical “The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas”; and a panel for Lifetime’s “Drop Dead Diva,” which includes Cho, Bass and Aiken. The discussion follows a sneak preview of an upcoming episode inspired by the headline-making true story of Mississippi teen Constance McMillan who was denied access to her high school prom because she wanted to attend with her girlfriend. This special episode will air during the upcoming third season of “Drop Dead Diva,” which returns June 19 on Lifetime at 9 PM ET.
For more information on the 2011 Outfest festival, visit www.outfest.org.
According to page 36 of the film guide, the panel is on (Sun) July 17 at 1pm.