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OUT May 2017

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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.” DANIEL SEUNG LEE After shooting PWR BTTM…

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When Icons Play Icons There’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 it…

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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 very real. I…

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4 buly essentials

EAU TRIPLE Buly’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 DENTAIRE Enriched 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 COMB It’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 SUPERFIN The 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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prints charming

We’ve sung the praises of the scanty swim brief, and we’ve definitely had it with the dowdy board short. But this season isn’t so much about the fit and length of your suit as it is its personality—by which we mean go big or go home. A funky printed trunk works for all body types and allows even the most bashful guy to show he’s up for a good time. Styles range from the adorably kitsch (H&M’s poppy watermelons) to retro chic (Ralph Lauren’s meta beach scenes) to goth lite (Dior and Japanese artist Toru Kamei’s skull-and-flowers combo). Grab whatever pair speaks to you, head for the sand, and never look back. STYLING BY: MICHAEL COOK. GROOMER: SUKI TSUJIMOTO. MODEL: SETH WILKERSON AT FUSION MODEL MANAGEMENT…