Movie Shorts: September 2008

‘The Women’
This update of the 1939 film stars Meg Ryan, Debra Messing, Annette Bening, Eva Mendes, Bette Midler, Candice Bergen, Carrie Fisher, Cloris Leachman, and Jada Pinkett Smith (who plays a lesbian). No word yet if Will Smith has signed on for a remake of The Boys in the Band. Opens nationwide September 12.   — Preview: Nancy Ford

‘Choke’ and ‘Showgirls’
Though Choke is not a gay-themed film, Chuck Palahniuk, the author of the novel, is gay. Choke stars Sam Rockwell and Angelica Huston. Opens September 26 at River Oaks Theatre. Speaking of choking, that same day at its “Midnight Madness” showing, River Oaks Theatre presents the ’90s camp classic Showgirls. — Preview: Nancy Ford


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