Magazine article The Advocate (The national gay & lesbian newsmagazine)

Watch It

Magazine article The Advocate (The national gay & lesbian newsmagazine)

Watch It

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With fare ranging from family angst to Dr. Frank-N-Furter, this year's crop of holiday video releases offers something to keep everyone's VCR heads spinning well into 1999. * The brilliance of late gay dramatist Scott McPherson is on display in Marvin's Room (Buena Vista, $19.99). Adapted by McPherson from his acclaimed play, the film stars Diane Keaton (in an Oscar-nominated performance) and Meryl Streep as estranged sisters dealing with life-threatening illness and other family crises. Costarring are Robert De Niro and the unsinkable Leonardo DiCaprio. * Action-oriented pics include Set It Off (New Line, $14.98), with Queen Latifah as a bodaciously butch lesbian bank robber. Wild Things (Columbia TriStar, digital video disc, $29.99) is part noirish crime drama, part sexual smorgasbord, including the coupling of Neve Campbell and Denise Richards. * Now that an expanded edition of The Rocky Horror Picture Show (Fox, $14.98; wide-screen version, $19.98) is available on video--at least for a limited time--there's no need to go to a midnight screening for a visit with that sweet transvestite from Transexual, Transylvania. …

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