WATCH: Diamond Rings’ “I’m Just Me”

Last week, Diamond Rings proved to be a big tease with a snippet from his upcoming single. Thirty seconds of amazement was released to hint at some major badassery. He lives up to it with the release of “I’m Just Me.” The single previews an upcoming album and the video is, well, major.

Channeling his inner Devo, Rings deep voice glides over hard beats. Part club music, part indie rock, “I’m Just Me” definitely improves on his sounds from his last album Special Affections which was already amazing. Boy dancers and Starck Club imagery punctuate the video with energy as we see Diamond Rings embrace his polished off new self.

In short, it’s all good. Watch the video after the jump.

—  Rich Lopez

Dallas’ USA Film Festival announces schedule for 41st season (and we’ve got the gay in it)

Dallas’ USA Film Festival kicks off its 41st season with a tribute to bisexual actor Cary Grant and with several gay guests in attendance.

• The centerpiece of the festival is Remembering Cary Grant: An Evening with Jennifer Grant, the actor’s daughter with Dyan Cannon. Jennifer will sign her memoir about her father and host a 55th anniversary screening of To Catch a Thief. Cary, of course, was among the most suave of golden era leading men, but in addition to women has a long romance with cowboy actor Randolph Scott. (April 27)

The Perfect Host — Gay TV icon David Hyde Pierce (Niles from Frasier) will be in attendance for the screening of this psychological thriller, which stars the Tony and Emmy winning actor. (April 27)

Take Me Home — This comedy-drama features Victor Garber (Alias, Milk) who we hope will be among the cast members who may be in attendance. (April 28)

• The Green — A gay couple (Jason Butler Harner, Cheyenne Jackson) are challenged when one is accused of inappropriate behavior toward a student. The filmmakers will be in attendance. (Presented with the support of Equality Texas.) (April 30)

Warriors of the Discotheque — This documentary about the legendary Starck Club, which opened 27 years ago and was radical in its acceptance and tolerance of all lifestyles. (April 30)

 

 

—  Arnold Wayne Jones