New Party Alert: GIRLS at LOVEGUN

New gay hotspot LOVEGUN, situated on Grand St. in Williamsburg, has teamed up with Westgay's Frankie Sharp to throw a Friday dance party that tips its hat to Girls. Talking to Sharp about the bash, the promoter told us that, more specifically, Shoshanna is his main inspiration. "Her whack hair styles is my real muse for this night," he said. "A lil' clumsy, a lil' too loud and looks good in club lighting."

And, speaking of club lighting.

The club's glimmering space is overlooked by a collection of disco balls and a purplish blue light fixture spelling out LOVEGUN,' not unlike the font used on the cover of Madonna's deluxe edition of MDNA (it's possible this reference isn't a coincidence -- we hear Ms. Ciccone happens to be friends with the bar's owners).

LOVEGUN co-owner Benjamin Maisani said he and fellow owners "looked at photos from the late 1970s and early 1980s of various nightlife spots in the city, and we took our visual cues from there." He told us he was inspired to open up a spot in Williamsburg (his other venues, all in Manhattan, include Eastern Bloc, Bedlam and Atlas Social Club) because "in many ways, the energy in Williamsburg these days reminds me a lot of what I encountered and fell in love with in the East Village and Lower East Side in the 1990s, when nightlife in Manhattan was less corporate and stale than it is now."

But it's not just the carefully planned lighting concept or the neighborhood that attracts people to the new club or to Sharp's party. It's the hodgepodge crowd that Maisani says includes "all sorts of boys and girls, hipsters, drag queens, club kids and hot go-gos." And, apparently, Broadway star and Girls actor Andrew Rannells, who's already been to the party twice since it launched. Sharp assumes he's "quietly testing the waters before Lena makes her [party] debut."

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