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out Sept. 20
Out actor Jonathan Groff basically plays David Sedaris in the first screen adaptation of an essay by the out author. Spending a summer working in an Oregon apple orchard, he encounters Denis O'Hare as a born-again Christian and Corey Stoll as an aggressive love interest.
out Oct. 21
If Katy Perry's other pop tunes are anything like gurl-power anthem "Roar," this teenage dream will be a nocturnal emission. And we all know heartbreak breeds hits.
opens Nov. 10
The great Mark Rylance as Olivia? Out History Boys star Samuel Barnett as Queen Elizabeth? Broadway will be an old-school drag when these all-male repertory productions by Shakespeare's Globe play the Belasco Theatre.
Photo: Simon Annand
out Nov. 1
Homophile James Franco directed and adapted this passion project starring Interior. Leather Bar's Val Lauren as gay actor Sal Mineo, who was murdered in 1976 at 37.
premieres Sept. 29
Michael Sheen and Lizzy Caplan play William Masters and Virginia Johnson, pioneering researchers of human sexuality, in the '50s. Expect a frank exploration of homosexuality and, because it's on Showtime, lots of skin.
returns Oct. 9
Set in New Orleans, Ryan Murphy's creepy FX anthology series had us hooked when Jessica Lange, Kathy Bates, and Angela Bassett were cast as witchy women. Added stars like Patti Lupone, Christine Ebersole, Gabourey Sidibe, and Leslie Jordan made the spell unbreakable.
out Sept. 24
Not that they care, but these Swedish electro-pop party gurls proved they weren't one-hit wonders when they followed summer jam "I Love It" with "All Night" — and a sickening video that paid tribute to house ball culture.
returns Sept. 25
If you weren't already watching for the catfights between stars Connie Britton and Hayden Panettiere, the ABC drama has upgraded O.C. hottie Chris Carmack, who plays closeted country crooner Will, to a series regular for the second season. Read more about the intriguing gay character here.
opens Sept. 26
Out star Zachary Quinto beams up to Broadway's Booth Theatre in this revival of the Tennessee Williams classic as Tom, thought to be the gay playwright's most autobiographical character, opposite the great Cherry Jones as his mother. Michael Musto tried getting to the bottom of Tom's sexuality for Out.com.
Photo: Michael J. Lutch
premieres Oct. 3
Sean Hayes may not really save the world as a divorced gay dad in this NBC sitcom, but the out Will & Grace alum is doing his part to save TV from a dearth of gay characters after so many gancellations earlier this year. (Yes, we just coined that term.) Look for Alice's Linda Lavin as his overbearing mom and Smash's Megan Hilty as his gal pal.
out Nov. 1
Some folks are already balking about the relentless homophobia of Matthew McConaughey's HIV-positive character Ron Woodruff, who smuggled in non-FDA-approved meds from around the world in the '80s, but we can't wait to see Jared Leto steal the film as HIV-positive trans junkie Rayon.
premieres Sept. 17
SNL alum Andy Samberg stars in this FOX comedy as a carefree NYPD detective who butts heads with Captain Ray Holt, an openly gay police captain played by Andre Braugher. One of them wears a Speedo in the pilot.
out Oct. 18
Daniel Radcliffe has his first gay sex scene as Beat poet Allen Ginsberg in this true-crime drama, but out director John Krokidas wouldn't let him manscape.
returns Sept. 25
There's major buzz that Mitch and Cam, played by Jesse Tyler Ferguson and Eric Stonestreet, may finally tie the knot on the fifth season of the hit ABC sitcom.