Rejoice, Australian Armistead Maupin fans, as the 1993 miniseries adaptation of his seminal Tales of the City novel is finally afforded a local DVD release, thanks to Acorn Media. A then-unknown Laura Linney plays the fresh-faced midwesterner May Ann Singleton, arriving in the liberal, queer hotbed of 1970s San Francisco with little idea of what lies in store. The outstanding supporting and cameo cast includes Olympia Dukakis, Parker Posey, Ian McKellen and Janeane Garofalo. It’s an illuminating slice of gay history, and if you haven’t yet seen it, now’s your chance.

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