Jenni Olson

Charles Busch: VIP Q Movie Pick

Filed By Jenni Olson | November 23, 2011 11:00 AM | comments

Filed in: Entertainment, Gay Icons and History
Tags: Ali Forney Center, Charles Busch, Dirk Bogarde, Judy Garland, VIP Q Movie Pick

charlesbusch.jpgThe legendary Charles Busch gave us an aptly legendary answer when we asked his favorite LGBT movie.

Hmmm. My favorite LGBT movie? Well, I'm such an old-fashioned gay boy that it would have to be I Could Go On Singing starring the one and only Judy Garland. I guess any movie starring Judy Garland is of gay interest, but this one is really great in that Judy plays a famous singer beset by personal demons. Doesn't get better than that and it also stars the gorgeous Dirk Bogarde. I usually prefer my movies to have some gratuitous male nudity and this doesn't, but it's still my all-time favorite.

Click thru here to get your tickets for a special November 28th one-night only staged reading of Matthew Lombardo's Tea at Five (a benefit for the Ali Forney Center) starring Charles Busch as Katharine Hepburn! The show begins at 7pm at the Lucille Lortel Theater, 121 Christopher Street, New York City. For more information, visit

And click here to see the trailer (and get the DVD) for Charles Busch's wonderfully original directorial film debut, A Very Serious Person.

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