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OUT May 2017

3 issues FREE with your subscription (extra issues already included in the subscription) 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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Here Media
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contributors

JILL GREENBERG For this issue, Greenberg shot four of America’s most influential LGBT storytellers: our cover stars Jill Soloway, Janet Mock, Ellen Page, and Lydia Polgreen (page 54). “To have conversations with women trying to change things for all of us was so inspiring,” says the photographer, who’s currently working on a feminist short film. SCOTT INDRISEK Indrisek, who’s written for The Village Voice and The New Yorker, profiled three of L.A.’s hottest young artists for this issue (page 74) and learned the differences between New York and L.A.’s artistic climates. “Artists in L.A. have cars and dogs,” he says, “and probably less seasonal affective disorder than their East Coast peers.” Indrisek runs Teen Party, a Brooklyn art loft devoted to “putting intergenerational pairings in a domestic space.” …

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our covers

For the covers of this special issue on the power of storytelling we photographed four incredible women–Jill Soloway, Ellen Page, Janet Mock, and Lydia Polgreenwho are using their visibility to bring long-hidden narratives into the light. ■…

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When Icons Play IconsThere’s a special thrill in profiling Hollywood legends whose careers have spanned decades, but when one of them plays another icon, as was the case with our April cover star Jessica Lange, the rewards are doubly rich. Lange plays Joan Crawford in Ryan Murphy’s FX series Feud: Betty & Joan, and it wasn’t much of a stretch to have the Oscar winner channel Crawford’s old Hollywood glamour in Ruven Afanador’s photography.Speaking to Murphy for the story, Lange reflected on her triumphs but also admitted to her blind spots, including the fact that she’s never seen the Crawford-inspired camp classic Mommie Dearest. Online, this drew some criticism about Lange’s character research, especially since that film showcased Crawford’s inner demon. “Joan was a sad alcoholic,” Anastasia Beverhousen wrote on…

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imitation of life

“We’re still somewhat segregating ourselves. I’ve even been profiled by a black police officer.”“I THINK IT’S A GREAT TIME for ethnicity,” says DeRon Horton, who plays the gay lead character Lionel Higgins on Netflix’s new series Dear White People, based on Justin Simien’s acclaimed 2014 film of the same name. “I think it’s a great time for us to express ourselves through art. When there’s controversy, we feel the need to come together. A lot of people want to speak up.” When Simien’s movie was released three years ago, our divided America was still lurking under a politically correct veil, but the film dared to defy the notion of a post-racial Obama era. Dear White People was vital then, and its TV adaptation is perhaps more vital now, especially since…

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the gay agenda

1. ALIA SHAWKAT… …making a leap from the quirky to the gritty With her latest project, Paint It Black, Alia Shawkat trades in droll comedy (Arrested Development, last year’s breakout series Search Party) for full-on psychodrama. In the film, directed by her friend and fellow actress Amber Tamblyn, she plays Josie, a hard-living party girl whose boyfriend, Michael, has just committed suicide. Its big twist? The intriguing relationship that develops between Josie and Michael’s resentful, piano-playing mother. R. KURT OSENLUND What attracted you to Josie?With any part, you don’t want to think, Oh, I could do this with my eyes closed. But with this part, it was like, I don’t know if I can do this with my eyes open. There aren’t many female roles that are both campy and…

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EAU TRIPLEBuly’s signature water-based Eau Triple fragrance comes in 12 scents and won’t stain or parch. Our favorite: Yuzu de Kiso, a mix of exotic fruits, mint leaves, and wood notes. 2.5 oz., $158 OPIAT DENTAIREEnriched with thermal water from the Gers region, this toothpaste has invigorating flavors of coriander and cucumber. A bit steep, yes, but, trust us, it’s that good. 2.53 oz., $27 HANDLE COMBIt’s made of a high-quality acetate, bronze, and a cellulose-based plastic invented in France in the late 1800s. Not enough? It’s hand-carved and hand-polished in Switzerland. $64 SAVON SUPERFINThe pH-neutral soap has been endorsed by dermatologists, it’s available in Buly’s 12 signature scents, and if you really love him, you can customize it with his monogram. 5.29 oz., $39 ■…

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