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OUT April 2018

Sexy, smart, and sophisticated, it inspires readers with captivating feature stories, striking fashion layouts, and lively entertainment reviews. Get OUT digital magazine subscription today to discover what's in. Each issue is filled with interviews, fashion, travel, celebrities and more for gay life today.

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ELLEN VON UNWERTH Ellen von Unwerth saw both sides of the coin while shooting our drag queen cover stars (“New York Dolls,” page 62), who showed their true, boyish colors when making a street-food pit stop. “Instead of sophisticatedly posing with their hot dogs,” the photographer says, “they all wolfed them down—despite their polished makeup.” Von Unwerth is a regular contributor to Glamour and Vogue. SHANA NAOMI KROCHMAL To escape the harsh realities of 2018, Krochmal has been diving into fiction. “Mostly in an attempt to stay off the internet and stop feeling so frustrated,” the L.A.-based writer says. For this issue, Krochmal, the editor-in-chief at Entertainment Tonight, interviewed Amy Bloom about her new novel, White Houses, the story of Eleanor Roosevelt and her lesbian lover (“The First Lady’s First Lady,” page 25). BENEDICT…

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Such an Angel When Andrew Garfield was offered the landmark queer role of Prior in Angels in America, he wasn’t sure if he was even “allowed” to accept it. In our March cover story, the actor discussed these trepidations, saying that, while he’s “open to any impulses,” he currently identifies as straight, and thus may not have been the best choice for Tony Kushner’s AIDS-themed play. (Even though Kushner himself chose Garfield for the revival.) “Not only was he allowed to play it, he was lauded for his performance,” ABC News wrote of the show’s run last year at London’s National Theatre. Many other outlets focused on the way the actor described his orientation. “Andrew Garfield Just Got ‘Candid’ About the Openness of His Sexuality,” read Buzzfeed’s headline. Though he was criticized for…

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hot stuff

ARIANA DEBOSE has all the makings of a disco diva—the beauty, the backstory, the insane pipes. Never mind that the 27-year-old was born long after the greatly exaggerated rumors of disco’s death. DeBose is one of three women starring in this spring’s Summer: The Donna Summer Musical, in which she plays the legendary singer, who died in 2012. Along with Storm Lever (“Duckling Donna”) and Tony-winner LaChanze (“Diva Donna”), DeBose (“Disco Donna”) will give Broadway audiences a more comprehensive image of the woman who famously faked an orgasm for 16 minutes on the 1975 hit “Love to Love You Baby.” “It can be rough when people think who you are in your personal life defines who you are as an actor or an artist. They’re not the same.” It’s pouring when DeBose…

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the gay agenda

1. Roseanne’s Return Why you should be watching this year’s most anticipated TV revival—regardless of your politics Much discussion about the new season of Roseanne has revolved around the political beliefs of its title character—and those of Roseanne Barr, who played her for nine seasons and reprises the role for ABC’s new reboot. A blue-collar grandmother still struggling to make ends meet in small-town Illinois, Roseanne Conner is a Trump supporter, and Barr asserts she wouldn’t have it any other way. Whether or not that’s a deal-breaker for you will depend on how much you loved the show in its ’90s heyday (or how much you loathe POTUS), but know this: Few half-hour sitcoms in recent memory have packed in as much topical humor, empathy, and heart as this one. A powerful early…

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nordstrom n.y.c.: the essentials

AG JEANS The denim brand has designed a limited run of 212 styles of a new jean, paying homage to the city’s most popular area code. New Yorkers (and rabid tourists) should feel right at home in them. $212 YEEZY BOOST 700 WAVE RUNNER In collaboration with Stadium Goods, the new outpost will stock a curated assortment of hyped-up, hard-to-find sneakers. These street-style favorites embrace the chunky “dad” shoe trend with funky colors and the Kanye name. Starting from $1,100 TED BAKER HAIR MUD Nordstrom welcomes Ted Baker stateside with the U.S. debut of the British brand’s grooming line. Combining cumin seed extract and olive fruit oil, this mud softens hair, provides a firm hold, and leaves an unfussy matte finish. $24 TIMBERLAND FOR NORDSTROM Celebrating the 45th anniversary of legendary New York City punk club CBGB,…

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fashion’s dry spell

Under the blazing sun, the desert can seem like a lonely, arid wasteland. But it’s also a pretty captivating place—a vast expanse bathed in stillness and mystery. There’s a reason those drag queens in Priscilla felt so saucy and alive as they trekked through the outback. Who knows what secrets lie just beyond the dunes? Once a source of fascination for writers like Antoine de Saint-Exupéry and artists like Georgia O’Keeffe and Donald Judd, the desert has now crept onto the runway, showing up in sandy pinks and tans from Bottega Veneta, Zegna, and Kenneth Cole, and in weathered whites and creams from John Varvatos. These looks are simple, sleek, tailored, and striking—and as hot as the scorched landscape that inspired them. STYLING BY MICHAEL COOK. GROOMING: JALEESA JAIKARAN. MODEL: CHARLES…