By : Brian T. Carney OF THE WASHINGTON BLADE, COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL LGBT MEDIA ASSOCIATION
July 24, 2017
ABOVE: Lesbian performer and Lady Gaga impersonator Athena is one of the people profiled in ‘Vegas Baby.’ (Photo by Amanda Micheli)
Now that the dog days of summer are here, instead of slogging through the heat to a movie theater, you can have some of the hottest recent LGBT releases delivered right to your living room. Between DVDs and a wide variety of Video On Demand (VOD) streaming services, you don’t need to leave the house until awards season begins to heat up in the fall.
One of the most interesting new releases is “Vegas Baby,” which was an audience favorite at the 2016 AFI Docs Film Festival under its original title of “Have A Baby.” Inspired by her own experiences with the economic and emotional toll of infertility treatments, Academy Award-nominated director Amanda Micheli turns her lens on a controversial annual contest.
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