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David Atlanta Contents 8 WTF!?!? Tidbits 10 Apple’s iPhone 5 12 Savannah Pride 17 Jojo Demonstrates 18 Seen@ Rainbow Days 23 Seen@ Joe’s on Juniper 24 What’s New This Fall: TV Guide 34 BarTab Map: Guide to Gay Atlanta 36 BarTab Week: Calendar 39 Athens, GA Pride 41 Top 10 Tracks  |  Protect Your Monster 42 And the Winner is… Reality TV 46 Seen@ LeBuzz 49 Comics: Couple of Gays   |  Bitter Girl 50 TV Cliffhangers 55 Movie Review: For A Good Time Call 58 Fairyscopes 59 Classifieds 60 Seen@ Fantasy Girls 62 Bitch Session

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WTF!?!? Tidbits Snooki announced via Twitter that she and her fiancé Jionni LaValle welcomed a baby boy, Lorenzo Dominic. Gays, it’s time for us all to send her a muffin basket because if ever there were an argument in favor of us being legally allowed to have children, it’s this one.

If you felt bad for Katie Holmes after it was revealed she got neither a lump sum nor spousal support from Tom Cruise (per the terms of their prenup), fear not. It’s been revealed that, in addition to paying over $33,000 each month in child support, Tom let Katie keep millions (that’s millions) of dollars in jewelry, handbags, and luxury items. “Katie’s handbag collection includes custommade Hermès Birkins […] Katie probably got at least ten Hermès handbags as gifts from Tom during the course of the marriage, ranging in price from 10k-50k each.” So, dry your tears and just think about the fact that Katie Holmes will be carrying around your yearly salary on her arm every time she steps out of the house.

The Salt Lake City-based, Mormon churchowned NBC affiliate KSL has announced it will not be airing NBC’s upcoming show, The New Normal, which follows a gay couple who have a baby via a surrogate, due to “inappropriate content,” “excessively rude and crude” dialog, and “offensive characterizations.” When one of the show’s stars, the incomparable Ellen Barkin, caught wind of it, she was none too happy, taking to her Twitter to call the censorship “blatantly homophobic,” adding, “So [Law & Order SVU] (rape & child murder) is ok [sic]? But [a] loving gay couple having a baby is inappropriate?” Well, if there’s one thing we know, it’s that gay couples never fare well in primetime… like Modern Family. And that shows featuring a politically incorrect boozehound (Ellen Barkin’s character) are always failures… like Will & Grace and Arrested Development. And we certainly know that shows willing to push the social envelope are destined to be flops… like Glee.

Bow Wow is crying, “Photoshop!”

after his Twitter account was allegedly hacked and a photo showing what appears to be Bow Wow in a shirtless embrace with another man was posted to his account, thus insinuating he may be gay. Once it was brought to his attention, Bow Wow tweeted, “i got 2500$ to any Detroit ni--a that finds @7_i_am and slaps the piss outta dis ni--a. Word!” This kind of stuff always makes me laugh because, at its core, it’s literally the same as if I were to get offended for someone insinuating I was *gasp* straight (the difference, of course, being most heterosexual males inherently associate homosexuality with a lack of masculinity... the delicate male ego).

File under ‘Stories That Are Too Good to Be True’: esteemed news publication The Enquirer alleges that 63-year-old Jessica Lange is carrying on a relationship with her American Horror Story co-star Sarah Paulson, 37. Leave it to The Daily Mail to shit on my dreams by contacting Jessica’s spokesperson, who said, “This story is completely fabricated and untrue.” Sigh. I guess I’ll just have to be content with the news that Rosie O’Donnell and Michelle Rounds got married. – Lucas Witherspoon

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Apple’s iPhone 5

We know there will be changes, but what will the Cupertino tech-sperts surprise us with next?


by Joe Wagner

ow that summer is winding down and the massive Apple vs. Samsung lawsuit has been decided, technophiles from all over the world are shifting focus toward Cupertino, California in anticipation of Apple Inc’s rumored announcement of the next-gen iPhone. Apple has predictably announced and launched the last few, new iPhone models between summer and fall. Sitting smack-dab in that middle, the rumor mills are churning and the handset that changed the game is due for an upgrade. From a business perspective, Google’s Android is winning the day, capturing about 64% of the smartphone market for the second quarter of 2012. That jump is due in large part to the success of Samsung and their Galaxy S devices. Apple snagged only about 18.5% of smartphone sales for the same quarter. It seems as if Apple has a lot at stake. Where once, they dominated the smartphone market with a device that was easy to use, capable, and just plain fun (Grindr anyone?), now they are getting their proverbial asses handed to them. To some, it would seem obvious as to why. The iPhone has looked and behaved about the same since the get-go. Sure the device is more powerful. The camera has improved substantially. Storage capacity has grown larger. However, when you look at what the competition offers, Apple just can’t compete. Samsung, HTC, and Motorola (among others) all offer screens that are not only larger, they’re splitting the pants off of hipsters in skinny jeans. The things are huge. For some size-queens, that’s all that matters. Additionally, despite AT&T’s and Apple’s claims, your iPhone 4s is not really a 4G phone, unlike many of the most successful Droid devices. The fastest iPhones run HSPA+, which is basically 3G with a few vodka/Red Bulls. The number one reason given for the preference however, leaves a little ray of sunshine for Apple. In an Apple survey that

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surfaced in court proceedings, 48% of Android adopters chose Android to “stay with current provider.” Now that Apple’s iPhone is (legally) compatible on AT&T, Verizon, and Sprint, a successful device launch could turn the tides. So what’s the buzz on the next-gen iPhone? Here are the top 5 rumors surrounding Apple’s latest ADHDD (attention deficit, hyperactivity disorder device):

5. Size Queens Rejoice The iPhone 5 (if they stick with the numbers) will supposedly sport a 4” screen- a bump from the current 3.5” (and who couldn’t use an extra half inch?).

4. What’s Up Dock? From 30 pins, to as few as 16 (8 per side), it’s likely all your 3rd party dock devices will soon be incompatible. The benefit however, means more room for phone guts (batteries, hard drive space, etc).

3. Nano-Nano Clearing more junk from the trunk, Apple has been pushing for nano-SIM cards as the new standard. They may make their debut on the iPhone 5.

2. Speed Freaks Bailing on the current faux G, the newest iPhone is purported to sport true 4G LTE, and NFC connectivity, along with a faster processor.

1. Hand(set) Release The latest speculation suggests Apple will announce and begin pre-orders on Wednesday, September 12th, following up with a release nine days later, on the 21st. Of course Apple does as Apple pleases, meaning some of this may be true, all of it, or none at all. So take it with a grain of salt but for all you fan-boys with cracked screens from a night of drinking, hold onto your credit cards until the middle of September.  

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Savannah Showcases Spirit of Pride by Joseph Brownell Since their first Pride celebration in 2000, our southern sister city has continually built a solid reputation for their Pride Festival. Whether it’s RuPaul performing at The Roundhouse or Pride’s presence on River Street or its latest home in Forsyth Park, Savannah Pride delivers each and every year and 2012 promises to be bigger and better than ever. “With some of the biggest names in entertainment Savannah Pride has ever seen, [we are] expecting a historic Pride as far as attendance,” Savannah Pride President Chris Brown shares. Brown credits the community for its outreach and support as the driving force behind Savannah Pride’s success. “Savannah truly is a beautiful city inside and out,” Brown beams. Some may find that beauty in Savannah’s southern staple Lady and Son’s, others find it in its rich history and scenic squares, and there are the few that find it in the city’s relaxed laws that allow you to roam its streets with a cocktail, but as a previous resident I can attest that Savannah brims with an acceptance that is hard to find in other parts of South Georgia.

Savannah Pride Calendar of Events Thursday | September 6 | 10pm | Club One

Ms. Savannah Pride Pageant Drag Queens compete for the title of Ms. Savannah Pride, hosted by Shangela from RuPaul’s Drag Race. Friday | September 7 | 7:30pm | Brockington Hall

White Party A luxurious evening in historic Brockington Hall. Come out and celebrate Savannah Pride in style. In addition to a silent auction, light hors d’oeuvres and drinks will be served. Saturday | September 8 | noon-10pm | Forsyth Park

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This year Savannah Pride is set to honor that acceptance with its first annual ‘Spirit of Pride’ Award, presented to Savannah’s Mayor, Edna Jackson. In a series of firsts, Jackson will be the first sitting Mayor to serve as the official Festival kick-off event/ speaker when she delivers the opening remarks at Saturday’s Festival. Brown points to several milestones in Mayor Jackson’s administration, including her United Savannah initiative and a recent Tolerance Summit, as steps to building a better Savannah. “We’ve seen the mayor try to start a conversation that’s one of acceptance and understanding,” Brown states. “We are proud to have her share this year’s Pride with us.” This year’s entertainment features a headlining performance from platinum-recording artist JoJo, best known for 2003’s number one hit “Leave (Get Out)” and latest single “Demonstrate”, but also boasts a wealth of local talent including The Cusses who plan to rock Savannah out during the day as well as a staple performance from the Club One Cabaret. Savannah Pride will also bring some ATL flavor when Dylan Michael, who is currently filming a video for his new single “Turn the Lights Down”, takes the stage Saturday afternoon and Sexual Side Effects, named one of David Atlanta’s Queer Bands that Rock, bring their infectious sounds to the stage that evening. But it’s not all about the music. The Festival will boast over 50 different vendors and a family fun area that’ll allow families to come to the park to show their pride too. Admission to Savannah Pride festivities is a mere $5 before 5pm and $7 after which helps Savannah Pride continue to bring its A-game every year. Proceeds are also donated to local charities including Safe Shelter, a domestic violence shelter in Savannah. “We have to give something more of ourselves to a community that gives so much to us,” Brown states. A perfect summary that demonstrates the level of commitment that has helped Savannah Pride flourish and describes the pride you’ll feel when you enter Forsyth Park. 

JoJo Demonstrates Her Love for Gay Fans


by Joseph Brownell

as a human being my music has followed suit.”

n 2004, JoJo broke pop records with her debut single “Leave (Get Out)”. At 13, the pint-sized vocal powerhouse became the youngest female singer to score a pop Billboard number one single and her debut album sold more than 3 million copies worldwide.

The latest incarnation is new single “Demonstrate”, a sexed-up, R&B-laced jam reminiscent of Kelly Rowland’s “Motivation”. “Demonstrate” is produced by Noah “40” Shebib best known for his work with Alicia Keys and Drake.

JoJo followed it up with her sophomore release, 2006’s The High Road, which spawned platinum-selling, Top 5 hit “Too Little, Too Late.” And then the music stopped.

JoJo came to Shebib’s attention when her 2011 cover/remake of Drake’s “Marvin’s Room” became an internet sensation. The viral video amassed nearly 30 million views and featured JoJo rewriting Drake’s lyrics surprising fans and herself with the finished product.

“Since my second album, I graduated high school with a 4.0, which was a big deal for me. I never really took school seriously, but when I turned 16 and 17, I became very academic,” JoJo admitted. “I also went through a really bad time relationshipwise and had some legal things that were out of my control career-wise.” To whet fans’ appetites in 2010, JoJo released her Can’t Take That Away From Me mix-tape online. The project hinted at a sexier, grown-up (blindfolded) JoJo when the steamy and sensual video for “In the Dark” debuted online. Unlike her previous efforts, this project featured a majority of tracks written or co-written by JoJo. “I came out when I was 13 and I didn’t have experiences under my belt to pull from,” JoJo explained of her songwriting. “As I’ve been growing into myself as a woman, I’ve found my voice.” In 2011, JoJo released “Disaster”, the first single from her long-awaited third album Jumping Trains. Sadly, it was announced shortly thereafter that Jumping Trains would not be released. “There was nothing dramatic about [not releasing] Jumping Trains,” JoJo shared. “Over the last six years, I’ve been in the studio recording different incarnations of this third album and as I’ve evolved

“I wish I could say I knew it would be a hit but the fact is I was nervous,” JoJo admitted. “I thought there might be a negative backlash because people hadn’t seen me grow up. They weren’t acquainted with the person I am today which is more outspoken, rough around the edges… a bit unafraid.” One thing JoJo isn’t afraid of is ‘demonstrating’ her love for hey gay fan base. “I felt the [gay] love on my second album as I was getting older and the boys felt like they could connect with me,” JoJo shared. After a performance at Miami Pride, JoJo is ‘proud to be’ part of the 2012 Savannah Pride Festival. “I have such a good time at these Pride shows because anything goes,” JoJo laughed. “I love to play around, I love to get sassy and have that connection with the [Pride] crowds.” And it’s guaranteed with the building anticipation for her new music, the Savannah Pride crowd is eager to connect with JoJo.  JoJo will perform at the Savannah Pride Festival on Saturday September 8th at 9pm. You can follow JoJo on Twitter @ Jojoistheway and on Facebook davidatlanta | 17 

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by Elijah Sarkesian

very fall, the major TV networks premiere a slew of new shows, many of which won’t survive to see a second season – if they even survive to the end of this season. This fall, the major five networks (ABC, CBS, FOX, NBC and The CW) are premiering 21 new comedies and dramas. What shows will you want to check out? Which ones will you want to avoid? We’re taking a look at all 21 new programs and giving you our honest, unfiltered opinions.

666 Park Avenue Sundays at 10pm (ABC) What’s It About? An innocent Midwestern couple become the resident managers of The Drake, an affluent Upper East Side apartment building where the residents have all made deals with the devil to get their deepest desires met. Who’s Involved? A lot of ABC alums, led by Dave Annable (Brothers & Sisters) and Rachael Taylor (Charlie’s Angels). Terry O’Quinn (Lost) and Vanessa Williams (Desperate Housewives) also star as The Drake’s owners. How Will It Do? Sunday nights are competitive, but 666 caps a night of similarly-themed programming for ABC that begins with Once Upon a Time and Revenge. It should hold onto a good chunk of Revenge’s audience. Does It Look Good? The cast is appealing, and the concept is both dark and soapy. It could go either way.

Partners Mondays at 8:30pm (CBS) What’s It About? Two best friends – Louis is gay, while Joe is straight – find their relationship tested when Joe proposes to his girlfriend. Who’s Involved? This one comes from David Kohan and Max Mutchnick, the creators of Will & Grace. The cast includes Michael Urie, David Krumholtz, Sophia Bush, and Brandon Routh. How Will It Do? CBS’ Monday night sitcoms generally do rather well. It follows How I Met Your Mother, which is still growing in audience as it enters its eighth season. Does It Look Good? If you enjoyed Will & Grace, you should enjoy this. Hopefully it sticks more to the early days of W&G, though.

The Mob Doctor Mondays at 9pm (FOX) What’s It About? Dr. Grace Devlin is a surgeon

with ties to the mob. The title really gives this one away. Who’s Involved? Jordana Spiro is the main star of the show, though it includes some impressive supporting players, including William Forsythe, Zach Gilford and Zeljko Ivanek. How Will It Do? It’s up against Dancing with the Stars, The Voice and CBS’ comedy block. It doesn’t look pretty. Does It Look Good? FOX should look for a replacement organ—er, program. Stat.

Revolution Mondays at 10pm (NBC) What’s It About? In a post-apocalyptic world where electricity doesn’t exist, a group of survivors try to figure out what happened to the technology. Who’s Involved? The show comes from the combined minds of J.J. Abrams (Lost, Alias) and Eric Kripke (Supernatural). Stars include Billy Burke, Elizabeth Mitchell and Giancarlo Esposito. How Will It Do? It’s getting the plum post-Voice timeslot. That’s as good of a bet as any on NBC’s schedule, even if Castle and Hawaii 5-0 will likely do better. Does It Look Good? With the creative talent in front of and behind the camera, it’s promising.

Ben and Kate Tuesdays at 8:30pm (FOX) What’s It About? Ben moves in with his sister, Kate, to take care of her daughter Maddie. Who’s Involved? Nat Faxon, who won an Oscar for writing The Descendents, stars as Ben. How Will It Do? It’s going against Dancing with the Stars, The Voice and NCIS. If it pulls in decent numbers in fourth place, though, it may survive the season. Does It Look Good? Critics are loving this one. It looks like a key piece of FOX’s new comedy block.

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Emily Owens, M.D. Tuesdays at 9pm (CW) What’s It About? Emily is a med school graduate navigating hospital life, which seems eerily similar to the craziness of high school. Who’s Involved? Mamie Gummer stars. You may have heard of her mother, an actress who goes by Meryl Streep. She’s supposed to be a big deal or something… How Will It Do? CW ratings normally don’t have to compare to the other four main networks. If it can pull in 1.5 million people or more, it should do well. Does It Look Good? Surprisingly, yes. It should be worth a viewing or two, at least.

Go On Tuesdays at 9pm (NBC) What’s It About? Ryan King is a sportscaster who turns to a rather eclectic support group after his wife dies. Who’s Involved? Matthew Perry takes the lead on this one. How Will It Do? It’s immediately following The Voice, and the pilot had a special airing during the Olympics. If it doesn’t lose too much of its Voice lead-in, it should do fine. Does It Look Good? There’s some potential here. Perry is great, as always, though this unfortunately keeps him from doing more regular appearances on The Good Wife.

The New Normal Tuesdays at 9:30pm (NBC) What’s It About? Goldie, a single mom, wants to start a new life for herself and her daughter, Shania. She ends up being the surrogate for Bryan and David, who want to start their own family. Who’s Involved? Justin Bartha (The Hangover) and Andrew Rannells (The Book of Mormon) 26 | davidatlanta

play David and Bryan, respectively. Ellen Barkin also stars as Goldie’s…offensive mother. Oh, and NeNe Leakes is also starring. How Will It Do? It has the (dis)honor of being the first new show of the season to be boycotted and banned, thanks to One Million Moms and Utah, respectively. There are three sitcoms airing in this slot, so as long as it doesn’t come in last, it should be fine. Does It Look Good? Potentially, maybe. Ryan Murphy’s shows – Glee, American Horror Story, Nip/Tuck – tend to do well in their first season before spiraling out of control. But really, NeNe Leakes again? Stop hiring her, Ryan Murphy. Just stop.

The Mindy Project Tuesdays at 9:30pm (FOX) What’s It About? Mindy is a single woman with a blossoming career as an OBGYN, but a much less impressive love life. She’s also a shameless lover of romantic comedies. Who’s Involved? Mindy Kaling is both star and creator of this show. Chris Messina, who’s been everywhere on TV the past few years (including Damages and The Newsroom), also stars. How Will It Do? It follows New Girl, and it’s quite possibly the best pairing of shows this season. It’ll compete against The New Normal, but it looks like Mindy has the edge. Does It Look Good? Yes. Kaling was one of the best bit players of The Office, and this will give her a chance to truly shine. Judge for yourself, though – the pilot’s streaming on Hulu now.

Vegas Tuesdays at 10pm (CBS) What’s It About? Set in the 1960s, Vegas is based on the true story of Sheriff Ralph Lamb, who goes up against a powerful gangster to bring order to the city. Who’s Involved? In the biggest casting coup of

the fall, Dennis Quaid makes his TV series debut here as Lamb. Michael Chiklis, Jason O’Mara, and Carrie-Anne Moss are among his costars. How Will It Do? It follows CBS’ NCIS programs, so the lead-ins are good. At the same time, though, dramas that deviate from CBS’ procedural format tend to do poorly. It’s a tossup.

with Olympic fans. Plus, it’s up against Survivor and The X Factor. Does It Look Good? Not even a little bit. It looks like a waste of Justin Kirk’s talent.

Guys with Kids Wednesdays at 8:30pm (NBC)

Does It Look Good? The creative talent is certainly promising. It’s got cops, mobsters, and a western vibe all rolled into one package. If done right, it could be very good. However, if we learned anything last year, it is that period dramas don’t perform well on network television (hello, Pan Am and The Playboy Club).

What’s It About? Three dads who live in the same apartment building learn how to parent together.


Does It Look Good? It makes time-slot companion Animal Practice look good.

Wednesdays at 8pm (CW) What’s It About? Oliver Queen is a wealthy playboy by day. By night, though, he’s crimefighter Green Arrow. Who’s Involved? Stephen Arnell stars as Green Arrow in a take that’s very different from the character’s role on Smallville. How Will It Do? Again, CW standards come into play. Buzz for the show is promising, though, so that helps. Does It Look Good? Yes. It’s a darker, grittier take on the character. It looks very promising.

Animal Practice Wednesdays at 8pm (NBC) What’s It About? A veterinarian prefers his fourlegged patients over their two-legged owners. Think House for pets. Who’s Involved? Justin Kirk headlines, but promos have focused heavily on Crystal the Monkey (The Hangover, Community), who gets regular cast billing. How Will It Do? Probably poorly. The program had a sneak peek on NBC in the middle of the closing ceremonies, which didn’t go over well

Who’s Involved? Anthony Anderson and Jesse Bradford are among the dads, while the moms include Jamie-Lynn Sigler and Tempestt Bledsoe. How Will It Do? With a weak lead-in and a competitive time slot, it’ll probably bomb.

The Neighbors Wednesdays at 8:30pm (ABC) What’s It About? A family moves into a gated community – one that’s populated by aliens. Who’s Involved? Lenny Venito and Jami Gertz star. Google will be your friend here. How Will It Do? It’s a competitive time slot, but it’s bookended by The Middle, which does well with little promotion, and Modern Family, the #1 comedy on television. Does It Look Good? What is it with Wednesday nights and new comedies this year? Skip it. Aliens are not going to be the new vampires or werewolves.

Chicago Fire Wednesdays at 10pm (NBC) What’s It About? This procedural focuses on Chicago’s Firehouse 51 and the lives of its firefighters. Who’s Involved? Dick Wolf of Law & Order fame created the show, which stars Jesse Spencer, Taylor Kinney, and David Eisenberg. How Will It Do? Hard to tell. It’s following Law &

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Order: SVU, which tends to do poorly when it’s not on at 10pm. It’s also up against CSI, which may have faded in recent years, but still does well. Does It Look Good? If you like procedurals, particularly the Dick Wolf kind, you may enjoy this. It’s got a talented cast, though, so it could work.

Nashville Wednesdays at 10pm (ABC) What’s It About? Rayna James is a 40-something country singer with fading popularity. The solution? Her record company wants her to open for teen sensation Juliette Barnes. Who’s Involved? The always-impressive Connie Britton stars as Rayna, with Hayden Panettiere co-starring as Juliette. The show comes from Callie Khouri, the writer of Thelma and Louise. Plus, there’s a good bit of original music courtesy of producer T-Bone Burnett and songwriters that include The Civil Wars. How Will It Do? ABC wisely swapped timeslots for The Neighbors and Suburgatory after the fall schedule was initially announced, which should help keep viewers around. Plus, the only real competition is CSI. It has a strong chance of doing well. Does It Look Good? It’s the strongest new show on ABC this fall, and it looks like one of the best new shows, period.

Beauty and the Beast Thursdays at 9pm (CW) What’s It About? Detective Catherine Chandler strikes up a romance with Vincent Keller, a doctor who went MIA in Afghanistan in 2002. Who’s Involved? Kristin Kreuk and Jay Ryan star in this reboot of the Linda Hamilton/Ron Perlman starrer from 1987. How Will It Do? Kreuk is CW royalty, thanks to her time as Lana on Smallville. It’s also following The

Vampire Diaries, The CW’s biggest hit. It should do well. Does It Look Good? It has some potential. While promos have Ryan’s “Beast” looking rather sexy, future episodes promise to show an actual beastly side to the character.

Last Resort Thursdays at 8pm (ABC) What’s It About? A submarine crew defies an order to fire nuclear weapons, then declare themselves the world’s smallest nuclear nation at a NATO base. Who’s Involved? Andre Braugher and Scott Speedman star, while Shawn Ryan serves as creator. How Will It Do? The 8pm slot is a bit of a death trap for ABC. The only show that’s done well there in the last decade was Ugly Betty. Plus, it’s a bit off-brand for ABC. Not promising. Does It Look Good? Yes. The concept sounds weird, but go with it. It looks amazing.

Elementary Thursdays at 10pm (CBS) What’s It About? In this particular adaptation of Sherlock Holmes, Holmes is an NYPD consultant, while Watson is his companion and a former surgeon. Also, Watson’s a woman in this version. Who’s Involved? Jonny Lee Miller and Lucy Liu star as Holmes and Watson. How Will It Do? Sherlock Holmes is all the rage these days, and it’s on CBS. It should do rather well. Does It Look Good? Yes. If you’re a fan of BBC’s Sherlock, note that it’s not a remake of that program – it’s just another adaptation of the classic character.

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husband and moves from Nashville to Malibu to start a new life. Who’s Involved? Reba McEntire, obviously. The show also stars Lily Tomlin as Reba’s mother and Sara Rue as Reba’s new neighbor. How Will It Do? It’s paired up with Last Man Standing as another attempt by ABC to reboot their TGIF identity. With Friday nights generally being weak ratings nights, only being a complete bomb will kill it. Does It Look Good? Not especially. Reba’s not a great actress, but she can be funny, and Lily Tomlin looks amusing. And let’s not forget that Reba’s last sitcom lasted for a while. Malibu Country may not be a total waste of time, but it doesn’t look like appointment TV, either.

Made in Jersey Fridays at 9pm (CBS) What’s It About? Martina Garretti is an attorney from New Jersey trying to make it at a Manhattan law firm. Who’s Involved? British import Janet Montgomery stars as Jersey-bred Garretti. Interesting choice. The supporting cast includes Kyle MacLachlan, Stephanie March and Donna Murphy. How Will It Do? CBS generally does well Friday nights, and this one’s bookended by CSI: NY and Blue Bloods. Then again, CBS has the luxury of cancelling shows with ratings other networks would kill to have, so it needs to do very well. Does It Look Good? Meh. It’s filled with Jersey stereotypes and implausible breakthroughs for Garretti. Newcomer Montgomery does well in the role, though. What shows are you looking forward to watching this fall? Agree or disagree with our assessments of this fall’s new shows? Leave your comments at davidatlanta. com or on our Facebook page.

Sept. 11 Go On (9pm on NBC) The New Normal (9:30pm on NBC) Sept. 17 Revolution (10pm on NBC) The Mob Doctor (9pm on FOX) Sept. 24 Partners (8:30pm on CBS) Sept. 25 Ben and Kate (8:30pm on FOX) The Mindy Project (9:30pm on FOX) Vegas (10pm on CBS) Sept. 26 Animal Practice (8pm on NBC) Guys with Kids (8:30pm on NBC) The Neighbors (8:30pm on ABC) Sept. 27 Last Resort (8pm on ABC) Elementary (10pm on CBS) Sept. 28 Made in Jersey (9pm on CBS) Sept. 30 666 Park Avenue (10pm on ABC) Oct. 10 Arrow (8pm on CW) Chicago Fire (10pm on NBC) Nashville (10pm on ABC) Oct. 11 Beauty and the Beast (9pm on The CW) Oct. 16 Emily Owens, M.D. (9pm on The CW) Nov. 2 Malibu Country (8:30pm on ABC) david atlanta | 31 



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2nd annual Athens Pride celebration opens Thursday


by Van Gower

he 2nd annual Athens Pride is set to kick off this Friday in Athens, Georgia, home of the University of Georgia, and a full schedule of events is already in place to ensure plenty of gay fun for everyone.

On Friday night, head over to The Go Bar for an early, unofficial pre-Pride happy hour with friends old and new.

Then, the festival kicks off officially next Thursday evening with a GLOBES Fall Reception in the University of Georgia Founders’ Gardens on the UGA campus. GLOBES – the university’s lesbian, gay, Athens Pride 2012 bisexual, and transgender Friday, August 31; September 6-9 faculty/staff organization – is Athens, Georgia hosting the all-ages event, which will include a silent auction. Proceeds from the auction will benefit the organization. Following the reception, attendees can head over to The Engine Room pub for an after-party. On Friday, September 7, poets, singers, and artists will come together for an artists’ showcase at The Globe Bar. Also on Friday night, Drag-A-Oke – with sounds by DJ Patrick and hosted by Yasmine Alexander and LeKeisha Pryce – will take over Farm 255. All-ages bowling at Ten Pins alley in Athens’ Homewood Hills Shopping Center on Saturday afternoon will admit the first 20 teens ages 13 – 18 free. That night, a dance at Little Kings Shuffle Club bar and nightclub amps up the energy with DJ’s and a “Wig Out” theme, with a $50 cash prize for the best wig. Our Hope MCC welcomes all for its Pride service on Sunday morning, to be followed by a commitment ceremony and light refreshments. On Sunday afternoon, an all-ages Pride picnic will be hosted at the Lake Herrick Pavilion on UGA’s intramural fields; food and drinks will be provided, but guests are welcome to contribute both as well. Athens Pride will conclude on Sunday night with the all-ages Athens Showgirls Cabaret closing party and drag show at The Globe Bar. $5 donations are requested for each event, but no one will be turned away. Proceeds from donations will go toward growing subsequent Pride celebrations. All events are for ages 21 and up unless otherwise noted. david atlanta | 39 

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by Adam Shrout

uick, I want you to name off the last four winners of American Idol… too hard? Okay, how about the last two winners of The Voice? Umm, the winner of X Factor? Okay, okay, I get it, you don’t know. How about if I asked this…name the judges of American Idol, The Voice, or X Factor. Personally, I know I named more judges then winners, hands down. We have all seen one or all of these shows at some point in our life, but who’s the real winner of these shows? For example, we have Carrie Underwood who on average has made about 6.5 million dollars a year since she won American Idol in 2005. But in 2012 we have Mariah Carey coming in to sit in a chair and “judge” people making $18 million dollars this season, you read that right, not year but season. A television season in “Reality TV” is approximately 9 months of work. Please, can someone tell me how that is even right? Some of the judges are using these reality television shows as springboards to a comeback. Take for example, the mess we all call Christina Aguilera. On July 8, 2010, her Bionic album was released. She said that it was going to be a 42 | davidatlanta

totally new aspect of herself because of the birth of her child. A tour was planned and every one was excited. Did anyone go to the Bionic tour? No, because in May prior to the release, she postponed the tour, and not surprisingly after the album was released, and bombed, the tour was never heard from again. However, in April of 2011, The Voice debuted on NBC. With the help of The Voice and Adam Levine, Aguilera rocked out the bridge of “Moves Like Jagger” on June 11, 2011. It only took a year, amazing sound, and the help of television but Christina was on her way back to what we all knew of her. We were all singing that song and wishing we were rubbing up on a half-naked Adam Levine like she was, but let me ask you this… who won The Voice that season? Oh, Javier Colon, that’s right. Where is his album you may ask? Well in June of 2012, he announced that he was leaving his label because of a lack of support for his album. I’m glad to see Christina was able to spring back and have a $10 million dollar pay day for season two of The Voice. In 2004, Jennifer Lopez married still married Marc Anthony in an escandelo that made the papers. Was her marriage legal? Was he

technically divorced yet? All questions, I didn’t care about. Then in 2008 she became a mother of twins. She was being a full time mom and still doing some singing and acting on the side. However in 2010 Epic Records released J.Lo from her contract with them. She took her seventh album to Island Records and released it in April of 2011… which is weird because in January she debut as one of the two new judges of American Idol. BOING!!! Yes, my friends, that is the sound of Jennifer Lopez using the springboard of American Idol to propel her album and comeback further then we could imagine. Jennifer made a whopping $12 million dollars for being on Idol. Far more then the winners did the year they won. Not to mention her smash hit “On The Floor” sold over 5 million copies worldwide. That is more than the last seven Idol winners coronation singles combined. Whomp, whomp. And last but certainly not least we have BritBrit. We all watched Britney Spears lose her mind publicly in the year 2007. Bless her heart! Since she brutally attacked that poor car and was committed by her family, we have watched her be under the conservatorship of her father and

the court. We all made fun of her dull rounded dancing during her Femme Fatale tour and if you say you didn’t, you’re a liar. She had a great album but personally she hadn’t done anything in years. She was touring and then hid away. In the beginning of the year it was rumored that Britney was in talks with X Factor to become a judge at the extraordinary amount of $15 million dollars. Rumor was Jennifer Lopez tried to hold out to get more money than Britney and look where it landed her… unemployed. Let’s all hope that X Factor doesn’t turn into a night in 2007 full of hair clippers and umbrellas. I have faith that she will turn the stress and fame of this show into something good for her and I can’t wait to see how X Factor propels her career forward. The real winners of the reality TV singing shows are obviously the...judges. I mean I would much rather sit around drinking from plastic glasses to conceal my vice and tell people they are my “dawg”. It’s less pressure, way more money and if you’re lucky, a break for a comeback that will be prosperous. However, it is sad that we have fallen into a place that we put washed up pop stars ahead of true talent. We are looking at you Nicki Minaj. davidatlanta | 43 

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Back from the Cliff Returning Shows That Left Us Hanging by Joseph Brownell


hile a season cliffhanger can mean literal death for a character, it’s surely a figurative death to audiences who impatiently wait out the summer in order to find out what happened. At least there’s now the normative summer television season to take some of the edge off. If you’ve been biting your nails all summer long, though, David Atlanta recaps where some of your favorite shows left off and hints at the directions they’ll be taking this season.

Castle Returns Sept. 24 at 10pm on ABC Where We Left Off: Audiences spent almost four seasons anticipating the moment crime author Richard Castle (Firefly’s Nathan Fillion) and Detective Kate Beckett (Stana Katic) would give into their passions. Their mounting sexual tension culminated in one of the most satisfying cliffhangers in television history because we all know happily ever after rarely exists in TV land. What’s Next: Beckett’s relentless search for her mother’s killer, which has resulted in quite a few near death experiences, will finally be resolved in Season 5. This doesn’t translate for a happy ending since both Castle and Beckett have obsessed over this for seasons. Creator Andrew W. Marlowe promises that this revelation will “spin our characters in a different emotional direction.” Also, Beckett and Castle will have to contend with that night and maneuver through their new relationship.

Once Upon a Time Returns Sept. 30 at 8pm on ABC Where We Left Off: True Love’s Kiss broke the spell on Storybrooke when Emma kissed Henry in the hospital after he ate a poisoned apple meant for her. The rotating cast of fairytale characters remembered who they were but Rumplestiltskin 50 | davidatlanta

tricked Emma into giving him True Love’s Potion which unleashed a whole new wave of magic. What’s Next: Now that everyone remembers who they are, expect a myriad of new storylines to abound as the residents of Storybrooke deal with their identities. Also expect some new characters including Captain Hook, Sleeping Beauty, Prince Phillip, Sir Lancelot, and Mulan. And if Sleeping Beauty figures prominently into Season 2, let’s hope for more Kristin Bauer van Straten (True Blood’s Pam) as Maleficent.

Dexter Returns Sept. 30 at 9pm on Showtime Where We Left Off: Television’s sexiest serial killer Dexter Morgan (Michael C. Hall) was last seen plunging a knife into guest-star Colin Hanks as his adoptive sister Deb (Jennifer Carpenter) rushed to profess her (creepy) love for him. What’s Next: Dexter’s been caught and now Deb must wrestle between her family loyalty, her newfound feelings and being Lieutenant of Homicide. Also, if that wasn’t enough, Deb and Dexter have some tricky maneuvering when LaGuerta reopens the Bay Harbor Butcher Case. Expect some major Deb breakdowns after loving two serial killers, her entangled relationship with Quinn and the FBI daddy issues she had to deal with - we can imagine Deb saying “what the f*&!@” on more than one occasion.

Revenge Returns Sept. 30 at 9pm on ABC Where We Left Off: Revenge’s addictive first season ended with a bang, literally. Victoria Grayson (deftly played by Madeleine Stowe who totally deserved an Emmy nomination) took off in a plane with plans to turn on her husband when the plane exploded. Is Victoria alive? Did Charlotte overdose? Whose baby is Amanda Clarke - who is really Emily Thorne - carrying? How is Amanda’s mother still alive? These are the highlights of the many questions Revenge left unanswered at the end of the season. What’s Next: Jennifer Jason Leigh joins the cast as Emily’s mom. Think Single White Female all over again as Leigh’s character is promised to have “deep psychological issues.” A new Grayson joins the clan as the son from Conrad’s first marriage visits the Hamptons, Nolan gets a lady love interest, and a new man in Emily’s life are just some of the plot twists expected for season 2. Producers may be keeping mum about Victoria but since the season opens with summer in the Hamptons, things wouldn’t be the same without her parties!

The Good Wife Returns Sept. 30 at 9pm on CBS Where We Left Off: Kalinda was locked and loaded awaiting the return of her estranged husband. After a brief office romance with Will, Alicia contemplates returning to Peter. What’s Next: Expect Kalinda’s past to play a prominent part of this season as Marc Warren guests stars as the shadowy estranged husband we’ve yet to see. Also, a bevy of guest stars – including Kristin Chenoweth, Nathan Lane and Maura Tierney – figure prominently into the Peter Florrick campaign, which kicks into high gear.

The Vampire Diaries Returns Oct. 11 at 8pm on The CW Where We Left Off: The residents of Mystic Falls can’t catch a break. Elena and Matt crash their car and when Stefan rushed to save them, she had him save Matt. At the same time, Dr. Fell confides in Damon that she treated Elena with

vampire blood. Ruh-roh! Also Bonnie kept Klaus alive using Tyler’s body to save her friends and it looks like Jeremy switched sides when helping Alaric. What’s Next: Nina Dobrev has played vamp before when she tackled the role of Katherine but now Elena must face transition, creating a whole new dynamic with the characters. Expect some new faces including Connor a new vampire hunter- a friend for Jeremy, perhaps? Also expect a PG True Blood as Elena has her first “hot vampire sex”.

The Walking Dead Returns Oct. 14 at 9pm on AMC Where We Left Off: Rick killed Shane, but Shane came back as a zombie – meaning everyone was already infected. After everyone deserted the farm during a zombie attack, Andrea, who was separated from the group, was saved by a mysterious hooded figure. What’s Next: The setting for Season 3 is the prison seen in the final moments of the finale. New catchers include The Governor (David Morrissey) who Rick and the group must deal with in order to have a new safe haven of sorts. Also expect Michonne (Danai Gurira), the hooded figure that saved Andrea, to figure heavily into Season 3 and a deeper storyline with Andrea. Season 3 will also explore whether or not Rick can maintain his humanity.

American Horror Story Returns Oct. 17 at 10pm on FX Where We Left Off: Ryan Murphy and company completely wrapped up its story in season one, leaving viewers wondering what would happen next on their favorite freak/fright fest. What’s Next: The show gets a subtitle for its second season: Asylum. Jessica Lange heads up the cast this time around as a nun running this sure-to-be creepy institution. Some first season favorites including Zachary Quinto, Evan Peters and Sarah Paulson return to join a new cast of characters including Adam Levine, James Cromwell and Chloe Sevigny. Maybe AHS will be able to outlast the Murphy curse since it’s an entirely new premise. davidatlanta | 51 

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For a Good Time, See This Movie


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e love the gays!” stars Ari Graynor and Lauren Anne Miller, out director Jamie Travis, and co-writer Katie Ann Naylon boasted in a sing-songy impromptu performance when we entered the room. Whatever exhaustion from their non-stop press junket these four may have been feeling completely vanished, leaving a palpable amount of infectious energy that’s evident in the bond they created with their new film For a Good Time, Call… Good Time focuses on two young women, Katie and Lauren, who find themselves in the dire situation of needing each other as roommates. The hitch – their antagonistic past keeps them from initially seeing that before they gradually come to the realization that they’re really not that different after all. Oh yeah, did I mention they start a phone sex company? Miller and Naylon, who met in college, wrote the film, which stars Graynor as Katie and Miller as Lauren. Since the characters were born from these two writers, they decided to keep the names, showcasing their personal connection to these characters. “Ari best describes [Katie] as ‘incredibly well-defended’,” Naylon shares. “I’m very outspoken and outgoing, and I hide behind my sense of humor but I’m really sensitive. We really wrote ourselves into these characters.” “There’s definitely a shared spirit,” Graynor agrees. Having written the script three years ago, before the box office success of Bridesmaids, Miller and

Naylon knocked on so many doors to get the film made. “We had 60 meetings or something with people who would say ‘I love it so much but we can’t make it because female R-rated comedies don’t do well’,” Miller lamented. “Then someone who worked at a studio told us we didn’t want a studio to make the film because they would oversexualize it and take out the funny parts. We knew if we were going to make it happen we were going to have to make it happen for ourselves.” Good Time is director Jamie Travis’ first full-length film. After reading the script he knew he had to be a part of the film. His sales pitch? “You don’t need a straight man making this film,” Travis joked. “When I read the script, my perspective was it was so reverent of women. This movie really is a beautiful friendship narrative. I really could see a bad version of this movie and wanted so bad to be a part so it didn’t go down this sexually gratuitous, objectifying road.” In addition to Graynor and Miller’s hilarious performances, the film boasts some genius cameos from comedy heavy-hitters Seth Rogen, Kevin Smith and Ken Marino. “I slept with Seth,” Miller half-joked. “Seriously, he’s my husband so we were just brushing our teeth one night and he said he’d do it.” Told you these girls were funny. For more Good Time coverage, visit Additional Reporting by Elijah Sarkesian. For a Good Time, Call… opens in Atlanta September 7th. You can ‘like’ the film on Facebook or hashtag #GoodTimeMovie on Twitter. davidatlanta | 55 

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ARIES (March 20 – April 19): If malaise hits, focus on what’s bothering you and get into action. Your voice is even louder and more forceful than usual. If you feel a need to yell at others, talk gently – at least first – with a trusted friend.

TAURUS (April 20 – May 20): Playful flirtations are likely to overstep bounds. Scale it back just a little bit! Optimistic financial plans are way too much. If it looks too good to be true, it is. Get solid, reliable advice before putting your money anywhere. GEMINI (May 21- June 20): Keep your hands busy, ears open and mouth shut – except for lovemaking. Sex is great, but verbal intercourse can get contentious. Housecleaning is the most productive and second best way of working off that energy. CANCER (June 21- July 22): Indulge yourself with a massage, a day at a spa, a long leisurely visit at a museum or a scenic hike. The company of a very close, trusted friend is ideal; don’t settle for anyone less. Solitude is good for the soul, too. LEO (July 23 – August 22): Venus brings you even more charm and gorgeousness entering your sign on the 6th. She’s pretty amped up, so be careful not to overdo it. Those friends who are encouraging you, are they laughing with you or at you? VIRGO (August 23 – September 22): Friends mean well. Bless their hearts, if not their brains. Criticizing them will backfire and their ideas could prove springboards to better ones. You need an outlet; save your kvetching for a very trusted and patient friend.

LIBRA (September 23 – October 22): Enjoy the fruits of your labor, but be careful not to over-indulge. Too much partying could make you sick, or bring latent problems to the surface. If friends offer health advice, the less you like it, the more you should listen. SCORPIO (October 23 – November 21): Too much individual initiative can be your downfall, but with forethought, intuition and advice from friends, you can do almost anything – within reason. If you’re not entirely happy where you’re working, get résumés to wherever you’d rather be. SAGITTARIUS (November 22 – December 20): Stay way back from the line between flirtation and sexual harassment. You’re a little too frisky. In the right time and place, that can work for you spectacularly, but elsewhere it could undermine your professional reputation. CAPRICORN (December 21 – January 19): Your drive is strong enough to achieve nearly anything. Keep your mind focused on necessary work and away from arguments, especially at home. Sex may not solve any problems, but it can help you endure them. AQUARIUS (January 20 – February 18): Your mouth is the magic door to trouble. Think ahead, listen attentively and be very careful about the right time and place to get down and dirty. Remember what you must never, ever do in your own back yard! PISCES (February 19 – March 19): Trying to be helpful around the house can cause trouble with your partner or roommates. Talk, and match actions to words. An argument with a friend can bruise your ego, but brave it and clear the air.

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Is it appropriate to list “sucking dick” on the talent section of my resume? Roses are red, grass is greener. When I think of you, I touch my wiener.

Dammit, football season is about to start. F*%k. Now I have to listen to all the gays pretend like they really care about a sport most of them use as an excuse to look butch. If you can’t pronounce it, don’t say it! coupon Jesus may love you, but everybody else thinks you’re an ass.

Give me a moment please, I am trying to imagine you with a personality. NOTE: Opinions expressed are those of the readers and do not reflect the opinions of David magazine. 62 | davidatlanta

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Issue 712  

Fall Television Preview, JoJo, Savannah and Athens Pride, iPhone 5 and more!

Issue 712  

Fall Television Preview, JoJo, Savannah and Athens Pride, iPhone 5 and more!