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OUT March 2018

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STEVEN BLUM When Steven Blum interviewed Jeffrey Bowyer-Chapman for this issue (“The Good Prince,” page 15), the queer actor didn’t just want to chat about his show UnReal— he wanted to gush over sound baths and energy healers. “That’s a whole world in L.A. that I’m still trying to wrap my head around,” says Blum, who’s currently writing about forms of prejudice that pervade LGBTQ families. Blum is also a contributor for GQ and Vice. MATTHEW BROOKES Photographer Matthew Brookes found this issue’s cover star Andrew Garfield, who plays Prior in Broadway’s new revival of Angels in America, “charming and charismatic” (“Among Angels,” page 74). One of Brookes’s favorite projects was his shoot with the male ballet dancers from the Paris Opera, whom he photographed for his 2015 book Les Danseurs. His work…

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Versace Revisited The new installment of the FX anthology series American Crime Story may focus on the death of Gianni Versace, but the show’s stars, Édgar Ramirez and Ricky Martin, breathed life into our February Love Issue. On screen, Ramirez is Versace and Martin is his longtime lover Antonio D’Amico, but for Out, where each actor graced his own cover, the duo compared how a high-profile gay couple would be received in the ’90s (when Versace was killed) with how they’d be seen today. Other outlets took note. After Martin talked with Out about raising his twin sons with partner Jwan Yosef, People wrote,“Ricky Martin may be a highly talented singer and actor, but his biggest accomplishment might be fatherhood.” It’s a different world, and Martin divulged that, for his role in…

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the value of not stepping aside

WHAT STORIES GET TOLD and what stories do not? This seems to be the predominant question of our time, a period of upheaval when we are glimpsing the profound possibilities of a culture in which it’s no longer axiomatic to step aside for straight white men. That’s not to say that some of those men have not worked hard, or deserved their success, or that they haven’t had beautiful gifts to bestow—just that they’ve had a tendency to suck up the oxygen in the room. Their stories have had preference in a society that takes their privilege for granted. When we describe queer identity, or any other identity, as niche or marginal, we’re capitulating to the idea that our lives are less central, and therefore less valid. If you want…

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the good prince

“The few times I played straight it was just so obvious how uncomfortable I was making the producers.” UnREAL, NOW RETURNING to Lifetime for its third season, centers on the behind-the-scenes drama of Everlasting, a Bachelor-esque reality dating show run by sociopaths. Its producers—who don’t pull the strings of their contestants so much as yank them maniacally—would likely kill each other if not for Jay, the show’s queer black moral arbiter. Sarah Gertrude Shapiro, the co-creator of UnREAL, originally conceived Jay as a slippery womanizer for the series’ pilot, but she quickly realized the actor she’d cast for the role did not fit the bill. Jeffrey Bowyer-Chapman first came out to his agent when he was 21, not long after he’d started auditioning for parts. “I knew 10 years ago that I…

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the gay agenda

1. The Party of the Season Director Sally Potter invites us to the worst dinner bash ever. Sally Potter has always worked outside the box, casting a young Tilda Swinton as the gender-swapping lead in her take on Virginia Woolf’s Orlando and challenging Joan Allen to speak in iambic pentameter in the undersung Yes. Though still thinking big, the filmmaker pares down her craft with The Party, a London-set comedy of (very bad) manners that, in a slim 71 minutes, packs in enough class-conscious wit and shredding one-liners for three great dramedies. “I compared Sally to a World War II pilot,” says Cherry Jones (24, Transparent), who plays women’s studies professor Martha, the practical wife of young worrywart Jinny (Emily Mortimer), who’s pregnant with triplets. “There were 13 shooting days, and nothing was…

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blues fest

“Blue Moon.” “Blue Monday.” Blue Is the Warmest Color. What is it about blue that makes it the quintessential hue of self-expression? Hell, Joni Mitchell named a whole album after it, and Bessie Smith didn’t get famous for singing the reds, did she? But if blue signifies reflection and melancholy, it also radiates good vibes. For your next big event, or even your next big meeting, show up wearing a light blue suit and watch everyone around you perk up. Opt for a loose silhouette and a high waist—it’s the perfect blues-musician throwback, and it’ll set you apart from all the dudes in skinny navy numbers. And if you really want to play it cool, pair that suit with a pale blue button-down or tucked-in tee. Spring 2018: when “feeling…