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OUT December 2017 - January 2018

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in this issue

1 min.
master of style

EMIL WILBEKIN ENJOYED A STORIED media career before founding Native Son, an organization created to inspire black gay men to create fellowship and celebrate, in his words, “who we are.” Galvanized as a student by hearing James Baldwin speak at his university, Wilbekin discovered the power of using his platform during his tenure as Editor in Chief of Vibe, which catered to a community not typically seen or celebrated in the media at the time. “A lot of that has been the inspiration for Native Son because it’s about creating our own platform so we can see each other, we can speak to each other, but we can also talk about the cultural nuances that are relevant to us,” he says. “When I created Native Son I had to dare…

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emil wilbekin on style and inspiration

“I’ve loved dressing for as long as I can remember. I had the distinct fortune of having a mother who was all about style—she was wearing Halston and Givenchy dresses to drop me off at school. But what was really important about my mother was that she was a working mom. She was a lawyer with a Ph.D. in sociology, and a master’s in music, but she always looked amazing, so I learned from her that you could look great but you still had to do the work and be excellent at what you did. Style is about being able to walk into rooms and be seen and respected. I would describe my style as classic man meets James Bond meets Harlem Renaissance. It’s about, How do I move through…

4 min.
no more punchlines

We tAlk A lot in this age of mass distraction and shrinking attention spans of a growing disconnect with the past—of the histories and legacies that are lost in the hum and thrum of the now. With so much information, and misinformation, coming at us, who is able to remember what happened last year, let alone in the last century? And yet, how extraordinary it is to look through this issue and see how the very media that appears to be compressing everything into a mush has been co-opted by our diverse community to amplify and illuminate our lives. So many of those celebrated in this year’s Out100 are people who have taken it upon themselves to build a platform to share our stories, whether it’s the creators of the…

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AINGERU ZORITA Aingeru Zorita struggled to hide his crush when shooting British actor Samuel Barnett (“Samuel Barnett’s Long, Strange Trips,” page 21). “He has the most charming smile you could imagine,” says the Spanish-born, New York–based photographer. “Any angle is good on Sam.” Zorita lists a hair editorial for Harper’s Bazaar Brazil and portraits of rising actor Rami Malek among his favorite projects. His work has also appeared in Marie Claire and Wonderland. SHANA NAOMI KROCHMAL Shana Naomi Krochmal used to joke that her beat was straight men who eschewed the idea of rigid heterosexuality. In her piece exploring queer sex in YA novels (page 52), she returned to her old stomping grounds. “I loved how author Daniel Handler was both an older version of that mostly-straight guy himself and also so committed…

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Just Peachy For our November cover story, novelist André Aciman, director Luca Guadagnino, and actor Armie Hammer offered their insights into bringing Aciman’s modern queer classic Call Me by Your Name to the screen. The piece offered readers a unique look at the art of adaptation (and keeping a work’s gay spirit intact), and the movie has since become the year’s must-see queer film. And yet, when our story broke, the description of one scene in particular—wherein actor Timothée Chalamet’s teenage character Elio masturbates with a peach—had everyone buzzing. Citing Guadagnino’s confession to Out that he had tested the pleasure method himself, Vanity Fair wrote, “He decided to go Method by grabbing some fruit and giving it the old American Pie try.” People took a more PG approach and tied its comments to…

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samuel barnett’s long, strange trips

“It’s like the folly of youth that I thought I was important enough for anyone to give a shit about my sexuality.” SAMUEL BARNETT settles into a sofa in The Library lounge at New York’s Nomad Hotel, orders a decaf almond milk latte, and wonders aloud if the books on the shelves lining the room are real. He examines them more closely. “OK, they are,” he says, satisfied. The 37-year-old British actor is in town for Comic Con, where he’s been promoting BBC America’s Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency, loosely based on the books by novelist Douglas Adams (best known for the sci-fi phenomenon The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy). Barnett plays the titular offbeat detective, whose belief in the fundamental interconnectedness of everything drives the show’s frequently absurdist story lines. Season…