WATCH LIST: Manila Luzon Is Streaming, Gus Van Sant Is in Theaters

Plus documentary “A Long Road to Freedom: The Advocate Celebrates 50 Years” premieres at Outfest L.A.

In Theaters

Don’t Worry, He Won’t Get Far on Foot

Gus Van Sant’s latest feature is a passion project: a biopic about the late John Callahan (Joaquin Phoenix), who went from hard-drinking Portland, Oregon slacker to nationally known, paraplegic newspaper cartoonist with an off-kilter, cutting sense of humor. Rockers Beth Ditto, Carrie Brownstein, and Kim Gordon co-star alongside Rooney Mara, Jonah Hill, Jack Black, and Udo Kier. (July 13, Amazon Studios)

A Long Road to Freedom: The Advocate Celebrates 50 Years

Making its world premiere at Los Angeles’ Outfest, this documentary about the enduring, trailblazing LGBTQ news magazine—which started as a folded newspaper in September 1967—and how it covered major, watershed events. Laverne Cox narrates, Melissa Etheridge provides music, and interviewees include Cleve Jones, Gloria Allred, Gavin Newsom, Don Lemon, Dustin Lance Black, Margaret Cho, and Armistead Maupin. (July 19, Samuel Goldwyn Theater L.A.)

Path of Blood

This chilling documentary is comprised of home video shot by Al Queda jihadists during the early 2000s, showing them having a jolly good time between planning and executing terrorist attacks. (July 13, Paladin)

DVD/Blu-Ray/Video on Demand

Perfect Obedience

Inspired by the lurid true tale of a Catholic pedophile priest, this Mexican import revolves around a 13-year-old boy, Julian (Sebastian Aguirre Boeda), who finds himself favored by his seminary’s lecherous and debauched Father Angel de la Cruz (Juan Manuel Bernal). (DVD, Artsploitation)

I Feel Pretty

Renee (Amy Schumer) suffers from low self-esteem, but after she bumps her head falling off a SoulCycle, she radically changes her mindset-and her life. (DVD, Universal)


Manila Luzon’s Super Gay Wedding Show

The RuPaul’s Drag Race favorite causes big, Bridesmaids-worthy drama at weddings in this new scripted comedic web series. (July 17, YouTube)

The Real Housewives of Orange County

The Bravo reality series enters adolescence with its thirteenth (!) season and adds a couple of new cast members, Gina Kirschenheiter and Emily Simpson. (July 16, Bravo)

Lawrence is a New York-based travel and entertainment writer whose work has appeared in National Geographic Traveler, Time Out New York and The New York Post.