Lyonne, a 90s cult icon in everything from “But I’m a Cheerleader” to Tamara Jenkins’ terrific “Slums of Beverly Hills,” has resurged in Netflix’s “Orange Is the New Black.”
In spirit of that LGBT-aimed series, now she’s hosting LA nonprofit Outfest’s 10th Annual Legacy Awards. As previously announced, legendary author Armistead Maupin (“Tales of the City”) will be presented with the Visionary Award, Hilary Swank (“Boys Don’t Cry”) will receive the Trailblazer Award, and Levi Strauss & Co. will be awarded with the Guardian Award.
This must-attend evening, usually full of stars and LGBT celebrities and icons, goes down November 12th at the Vibiana in downtown Los Angeles. The Legacy Awards benefits the Outfest UCLA Legacy Project for LGBT Moving Image Preservation, an invaluable project dedicated to maintaining queer cinema resources.
Previous Legacy Award winners include writer-director Lee Daniels (“The Butler”), Craig Zadan and Neil Meron (“86th Academy Awards”), Adam Shankman (“Rock of Ages”), Roland Emmerich (“White House Down”), Alan Poul (“The Newsroom”), Bruce Cohen (“Silver Linings Playbook”), Judith Light (“Transparent”) and Paris Barclay (“Glee”).