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It’s been hailed as “one of the most refreshingly exuberant films of the
year.” If you don’t catchRent during Mardi Gras, Sony Pictures are
releasing the revolutionary rock opera on March 2.Rent tells the story
of a group of bohemians struggling to express themselves through their
art and measuring their lives in love against the gritty backdrop of New
York’s East Village. The friends strive for success and acceptance while
enduring the obstacles of poverty, illness and the AIDS epidemic.Rent’s
diverse and unconventional community is made up of impassioned and
defiant individuals, including Maureen, a headstrong performance artist
who leaves her boyfriend for lawyer Joanne.Sony is offering LOTL readers
the opportunity to win 10Rent packs containing a double in season pass
and soundtrack. To win, email lotl@lotl on February 5 with the answer
to this question: What is the name of the duet sung by the lesbian
characters? The answer is on page 26.
Live & Kicking for Mardi Gras, Dirty Donkey features Sydney live electro
act the Stick Figures on the ElectricFilth dungeon dancefloor – deep,
dark, grinding and utterly infectious. Joining them are DJs Sveta, Doctor
Jane and Mark Murphy. Upstairs in EclecticFunk is live music with the
nemesisproject, a band destined for great things. Doors open 9.30pm,
selected cocktails $7.50 till 11.30pm, so get in early! February 24. Tickets
$20 bf from Reefer Records (Crown St, Darlinghurst), Spank Records
(Bourke St, Darlinghurst), Machinemusik (Campbell St, Darlinghurst),
Toolshed (81 Oxford St, Darlinghurst), Karnal Leather (Bourke St,
Darlinghurst) and The Froot Stor e (King St, Newtown).Check
www.bigcatz.com.au for updates.We have 2 double passes to give
away. Email email@example.com on February 7.
Photo: Jo Northey
White Trash Lesbian and Good Time Girl in a Big, Bad
World is a sensational stand-up comedy double-bill
from Jody Ekert and Kitty Minge (part of the New Mardi
Gras Gay & Lesbian Cultural Festival).White Trash
Lesbian is Jody Ekert, who shares her no-holds-barred
stories about growing up gay in backwater towns and
regional caravan parks. Good Time Girl is Kitty Minge.
With a surname that’s another word for ‘vagina’, sex
has played an important part in East End Kitty’s life.
Kitty, an omnisexual, vegan, trashy trollop with a social
conscience and a sharp wit, sounds off about the
state of society in big heels, glitter and a camp frock.
Paddington RSL, February 17-19, 8pm $20/15.Kitty has
3 double passes for LOTL readers, valid for any of the
three nights. Email firstname.lastname@example.org on February 10 and
answer this question: what does ‘minge’ mean?
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