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Aug 27 2017
BEACH RATS Finally Washes Ashore + Trans Servicemembers At The VMAs + Houston Disaster + Ryan Breaks With Trump (Meekly) + Taylor Swift's Director Denies Bey Rip-Off + RIP Writer Of ANNIE, HAIRSPRAY — 6-PACK! Comments (0)

DFNMeoeXYAADo0wOpening this weekend was the highly anticipated film Beach Rats, Eliza Hittman's indie feature about closted gay sexuality and its outcome.

Nathaniel Rogers of The Film Experience gives it a rave.

Keep reading for more on this, Hurricane Harvey, Ryan's bucking of Trump and more of the day's hottest links ...

Beach_rats-1Harris Dickinson, center, is said to make a stellar debut in the controversial Beach Rats. (Movie still via Neon)

Towleroad: Of Beach Rats, this review notes: “All this self-denial and cultural homophobia comes with a heavy price… though it’s never fair who ends up paying it.”

NewNowNext: These trans servicemembers are walking the red carpet at Sunday night's MTV VMAs.

Huff Post: Houston flooding puts city in hell; worse conditions are on the horizon. 

The Hill: Speaker of the House Paul Ryan breaks with Trump, does not support Arpaio's pardon.

DListed: Taylor Swift's music-video director, who has worked with Beyoncé, denies he/they ripped off Bey in any way.

Tumblr_mdeb8lpden1rqlmkso1_500Carol Burnett in the film version of Annie in 1982(GIF via Columbia)

Deadline: Thomas Meehan, who wrote or co-wrote the books for Annie (1977), The Producers (2001) and Hairspray (2002), died August 21 @ 88. Watch Anne Bancroft perform a short story Meehan wrote: