February 2, 2007
Volume 35
Issue 05
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Deep Inside Hollywood
Deep Inside Hollywood
Perhaps the sanest man in reality television, Tim Gunn - the Gay chair of the fashion design department at Parsons The New School for Design - has become the breakout star of Bravo's hit Project Runway, thanks to his sage advice and dry personality. So it's no surprise that the cable network - which often seems to be even Gayer than Logo and Here! combined - is giving Gunn his very own show. Premiering in July, Tim Gunn's Guide to Style will feature the avuncular fashion guru helping everyday folks with their wardrobe dilemmas and teaching them how to develop their own personal looks. (Gunn's Guide will start up just as Bravo's venerable Queer Eye for the Straight Guy goes off to the TV graveyard.) If anyone can take the flagging makeover genre and "make it work," it's Gunn.

Recently civil-unioned actor Alan Cumming is an old hand at science fiction, following his appearance in X2, so it's no surprise he's been tapped to star in the new SciFi Channel miniseries Tin Man, a fantasy re-imagining of The Wizard of Oz. Cumming will star as Glitch, a man missing half of his brain; he's just one of a motley crew of people trapped in the Outer Zone (or O.Z., get it?) who want to find their way home. Shooting begins in March with an eye to a December broadcast premiere date. Also coming to SciFi is an action series from Gay Sex and the City creator Darren Star. The as-yet-untitled show is about convicts who get new teched-out bodies so they can go on secret government missions.

He starred in two of 2006's biggest hits - X-Men: The Last Stand and The DaVinci Code - but there's no rest ahead for Sir Ian McKellen. The ever-busy Gay superstar will lend his distinctive voice to the fantasy film Stardust, slated to open in theaters in July. Starring Claire Danes, Robert De Niro, and Michelle Pfeiffer, the film tells the story of a young man who sets out to retrieve a fallen star for the woman he loves, setting off on a trek that takes him to the Faerie Realm, where he encounters witches, goblins, and evil trees. Based on a DC Comics miniseries by hot writer Neil Gaiman (Sandman, the English-language adaptation of Princess Mononoke), Stardust is director Matthew Vaughn's follow-up to the action hit Layer Cake.

Gay filmmaker Jonathan Caouette, who made a big splash with his harrowing and riveting personal documentary Tarnation, will follow in the footsteps of great directors like Martin Scorsese and Jonathan Demme by making a concert film. All Tomorrow's Parties will celebrate the annual alternative music festival of the same name, which is held in a different city each year and features a lineup of performers selected by a curator (past act-selectors include Sonic Youth and Matt Groening). But rather than focusing on one of the titular shows, Parties will feature footage shot by curators, musicians, and even audience members from all of the previous shows. Caouette is still collecting the footage, so no word yet on when audiences will get to rock out to his latest project.

Romeo San Vicente loves music festivals - but only if he can sit. On a comfy seat. In a place that's air-conditioned. He can be reached care of this publication or at

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