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OUT June - July 2018

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1 min.

ELTON JOHN Ever since John announced his three-year farewell tour (which will kick off this September and run through 2021), there’s been a wave of nostalgia sweeping through the music industry, including from young Troye Sivan, who was interviewed by John for our cover story (page 88). While Sivan’s new album is due this summer, Revamp and Restoration, John’s latest full-lengths, are available now. SANTIAGO & MAURICIO Santiago & Mauricio have focused their energy mostly on moving images in recent years, but Troye Sivan lured them back to photography. “We’re big fans,” say the brothers. “It’s hard not to love the idea of a talented and super-handsome gay male pop star.” The duo is prepping a narrative short they’ll be filming in Mexico City, and their work has been featured in Teen Vogue…

2 min.

True Bromance After Adam Rippon and Gus Kenworthy became the undisputed darlings of the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, they returned home to internet fame—and a queer community embracing them as heroes. For our May cover story, the athlete besties talked about their first meeting in South Korea, the hate mail they’ve received, and the future of openly gay Olympic athletes. When the U.K.-based gay mag Attitude caught wind of our story, it didn’t keep its feelings a secret. “You can imagine our glee,” the editors wrote, sharing some of Carter Smith’s sexiest photos along with Out’s behind-the-scenes video of the pair’s interview and cover shoot. “Kenworthy and Rippon got serious,” wrote the queer blog Homorazzi, while style site The Fashionisto hailed the Olympians’ bond as “friendship goals.” Like Attitude, Fashionisto also highlighted the…

4 min.
sorry seems to be the easiest word

“Imagine if the Times had put AIDS on the front page 11 times in 1981. How would that have changed the course of the epidemic?” WHEN, IN APRIL, The New York Times published a special issue of T magazine reflecting on the years 1981-1983, it was easy to feel both moved and impressed by the consideration it gave to the paper’s infamous disregard for the biggest story of the era: AIDS. In commissioning six LGBTQ editors to address the paper’s notorious homophobia, the Times appeared to be engaged in a reckoning with past failings. Like the paper’s project to retroactively add obituaries for women—from Charlotte Brontë and Nella Larsen to Diane Arbus—who had been overlooked by the paper in their day, it felt both appropriate and significant. Here, at last, was…

4 min.
other lives

“Does Adam have a sex addiction? I think he’s unable to have a relationship. Then again, should gay men lead lives that mimic heterosexual lives?” TRIGGER WARNING: Masterpiece Theatre has downloaded Grindr and it’s “looking.” We’re sharing this so that you don’t fall out of your armchair when Man in an Orange Shirt—a two-parter airing June 17 on PBS’s Masterpiece anthology series—suddenly shifts gears from the tragic story of a closeted World War II veteran to a present-day scene of a London man in a bomber jacket transfixed by a glowing grid of torsos. “If you compare the two periods, you basically have two men who want sex,” says British actor Julian Morris, who plays Adam, the app-obsessed lead of the film’s second half. We soon discover that the pair are connected:…

6 min.
the gay agenda

1. JONAH HILL With his queer role in Gus Van Sant’s latest, our favorite movie goofball gets serious. Jonah Hill has cemented his status as one of Hollywood’s go-to funnymen, but he’s tired of that distinction. It’s fitting, then, that his character in Gus Van Sant’s new film, Don’t Worry, He Won’t Get Far on Foot, will probably bring you to tears. Starring opposite Joaquin Phoenix as Donny—a gay recovering alcoholic dying of AIDS—the two-time Oscar nominee brings impressive gravitas to one of the most difficult and rewarding performances of his career. Here, he talks about switching from wisecracks to wisdom and ponders the legacy of the brom-com. R. KURT OSENLUND Donny might be your most dramatic role yet. Do people still act surprised when you stretch beyond traditional comedy? Every time I do…

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6-9. the season of the fashion doc

1. For the Purist: McQueen If you mostly know Alexander McQueen as a high-glam deity who outfitted pop idols (Lady Gaga, Rihanna), Ian Bonhôte’s McQueen (July 13) will pull the gem-studded wool from your eyes. Adamantly unglamorous, the film unearths the modest roots of the fashion rebel, who parlayed his working-class London grit into a glorious career. Bonhôte interviews those closest to the designer (teachers he outshined, loved ones he left behind), which greatly informs a portrait of a man more at home putting tire tracks on dresses than running the house of Givenchy. McQueen never wanted fame (its pressure contributed to his 2010 suicide), and Bonhôte’s documentary isn’t always a treat for the eyes. But that’s likely how McQueen, a dogged enfant terrible, would have wanted it. 2. For the Badass:…