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OUT March 2015

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DUNCAN FALLOWELL In This Issue: Writer, “Back in the USSR,” page 61 Provenance: London Twitter Handle: @duncanfallowell Home Life: I live in a flat that’s too small for me, let alone for anyone else. Books command nearly all the space. Current Project: Last year I completed a novel about terrorism and the high culture of the West. I don’t have a publisher yet. Publishers think I’m too avant-garde. SHANA NAOMI KROCHMAL In This Issue: Writer, “The Tipping Point,” page 100 Provenance: Denver (but I grew up mostly in Reno, Nev.) Twitter Handle: @shananaomi (and check out her Tumblr too: ShanaNaomi.com) Home Life: I’ve lived in L.A. for 10-plus years—now with my wife and our ridiculous tiny terrier-poodle-Chihuahua, Miss Thing. Behind the Story: I was impressed that Jack Falahee was reading some difficult, radical queer books. Now I kind of want to send…

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Mano a Mano “Objectify Yourself,” Mark Simpson’s feature story in February’s Love Issue, explored a millennial shift in attitude as straight young men, led by a new generation of athletes, position themselves as objects of gay desire. Simpson welcomed the change, writing that the male body has “become a much more sensual, playful thing for giving and especially receiving pleasure.” Inevitably, Simpson’s hypothesis stirred the social media pot. Writing on Facebook, reader Ray Finnen declared, “All men are gay. Some of them just don’t know it yet.” Others immediately rushed into the fray. “That’s very much like saying all men are straight,” wrote David Angle. “Respect the straight sexuality as you would want people to respect the gay sexuality.” In the ensuing debate, one commenter brought things back to earth. “Who cares…

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when hollywood fumbled

IT’S HARD NOW to conjure the feeling I had the first time I stepped into a gay bar. It was 1988, and I was a college freshman (or “fresher,” as we say in the U.K.), and I’d just been to a screening at the Cardiff gay and lesbian film festival. That was also a first. For two days now I’ve been racking my brain to remember what I saw, but all I recall is the overwhelming sensation of having stepped across a threshold. Those were among the first of many faltering steps to self-actualization, and sometimes I wish I could experience them all over again. I often think we dwell too much on the struggle of coming out, and not enough on the giddy, energetic, exciting sense of finding your…

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m e ta-data

BY THE NUMBERS: SOCIAL MEDIA EDITION 3.52 million Tyler Oakley’s Twitter following 3.45 million Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s Twitter following 3.38 million Dolly Parton’s Twitter following 2.83 million James Franco’s Twitter following *Read about the young YouTube-lebrity on page 88. LEXICON “STROBE LIGHT RELATIONSHIP” NOUN. When a couple, gay or straight, can’t make up their minds if they want to be together or not. Example: “Madison and Wes have a strobe light relationship: on again, off again, a hundred times.” Origin: The new film The DUFF. (Read about it on page 33.) QUOTED! “For my sex scene with Brona, our makeup artist stood behind her with a makeup brush soaked with fake blood. Our director said, ‘We’re going to have five thrusts, and on the fifth thrust, you throw the blood!’ ” —Reeve Carney on his boinkfest with a character dying of tuberculosis on Penny Dreadful. For…

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pretty little layers

KEEGAN ALLEN carries a camera everywhere—more specifically, his late father’s Leica, passed down to Allen when he was 10. The 25-year-old actor brings it on set during his day job playing Toby Cavanaugh, queen bee Spencer Hastings’s dreamy love interest on the ABC Family hit Pretty Little Liars. He has it while acting in films like Gia Coppola’s adolescent drama Palo Alto and the upcoming Bukowski, a biopic about the transgressive American writer, directed by his good friend and mentor, James Franco. He uses it to take countless photos of his life: a flock of seagulls against a pale sky; his Liars co-star Ashley Benson, all leggy and beautiful against a diamond-bright L.A. backdrop at night. “We stitch together our memories with images. It’s one of our most powerful means of…

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the gay agenda

1-2. Big Bird, Exposed The untold stories of your childhood favorites We don’t give much thought to the actual people behind our fictional childhood idols. Which is why the new documentaries I Am Big Bird and It’s Me, Hilary are so bittersweet. The former profiles Caroll Spinney, the puppeteer who’s been voicing and operating the beloved Sesame Street star of its title and Oscar the Grouch for 45 years; the latter is about Hilary Knight, the gay illustrator of the famous 1950s Eloise books. “Fantasy is probably the most important drive in my life,” Knight says in the HBO short, executive produced by Lena Dunham. The same could be said for Spinney, who at one point recalls being bullied as a teen for his love of dolls. It didn’t stop him from…