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OUT October 2017

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1 min.

WADE DAVIS When writing his essay for our anniversary package (“Waiting for a Gay Superman,” page 84), Davis was taken back to a time when he wasn’t so comfortable with his orientation in the hyper-masculine sports world. “I was trying to distance myself from other men whose gender performance didn’t benefit me,” he says. Davis’s stories on queerness in sports have appeared Sports Illustrated, The Guardian, and Ebony. AUSTIN HARGRAVE Hargrave’s shoot with Fifth Harmony member Lauren Jauregui for this issue (“Lauren Jauregui, Pop Anarchist,” page 17) was a glimpse into the past. “We were going for a 1960s vibe, and she was totally comfortable with the retro clothes and feel,” the photographer says. Hargrave’s work has also appeared in The Hollywood Reporter, Billboard, and DuJour. BRIAN SCHAEFER “Watching footage of the workshops was tough…

2 min.

Franco, Frankly With a subject as famously fickle and experimental as actor-director-writer-artist James Franco, it’s hard to predict where a conversation might lead. Even a probing interviewer like queer literary icon Edmund White, who sat down with Franco for our September cover story, couldn’t have guessed he’d get a glimpse into a past streaked with addiction and isolation. In media coverage of our piece on the star, who appears in—and co-directs—HBO’s porn-fueled drama The Deuce, headlines zeroed in on the darker elements of Franco’s youth, like his battle with depression and the dangers of his compulsive personality. “He gave a wide-ranging interview,” wrote People, “covering everything from early struggles to his latest challenge: directing sex scenes.” It’s a fair assessment, considering Franco and White’s conversation also touched on surfing, bygone gay bars,…

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back, and to the future

Here’s to more songs (but earlier nights) on the long and circuitous road to the better future we all want and deserve. And to the issue that comes next. HOW DO YOU WRITE an editor’s letter marking an anniversary? You could start with a little cheap nostalgia, recalling, for example, that Out launched in the same year as Whitney Houston’s “I Will Always Love You” and Right Said Fred’s “I’m Too Sexy” (I think I know which I’d rather hear again, and it’s not Whitney). Or we could remark on the fact that just as Out hit newsstands, Bill Clinton appeared on The Arsenio Hall Show, where he played “Heartbreak Hotel” on his saxophone, setting the stage for his victory over George H.W. Bush in November. You might point to other…

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lauren jauregui, pop anarchist

LAUREN JAUREGUI is trying to conceptualize her place in the cosmos. She talks about vibrations, the environment, and her sexuality with the fluidity of a young spiritual leader. The 21-year-old bisexual Cuban-American singer, a member of the multiplatinumselling girl group Fifth Harmony, came out in a letter to Trump supporters last November, and she’s still thinking about our current state of affairs and whether her songs can offer any sort of salvation. “I want to make music that makes people feel things and think differently and want to be on [my] side of thinking,” Jauregui says, sitting in a coffee shop in Los Angeles, her eyes dancing. “Like, come be cool with me.” “You can watch a kid get bombed and not do anything about it, but you can’t watch me kiss…

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the gay agenda

1. Todd Haynes’s Time-Jumping Fantasia With Wonderstruck, the renegade director does something for the kids. In his new film, Wonderstruck, an adaptation of Brian Selznick’s sweeping, era-spanning YA novel, Todd Haynes charts new territory but maintains his fascination with outsiders. Here, he discusses his goal of illuminating the past and keeping queer art alive. R. KURT OSENLUND Your last film, Carol, was a lesbian romance. Were you looking for a big departure with your next project? I think so. Wonderstruck was conceived for younger audiences, and I’d never really explored that before. There’s also an element of mystery in the story, which I’d never approached head-on either. Both films are period pieces set in New York City. Yes. Customary to Selznick’s work, Wonderstruck had this great historical curiosity about New York life in two eras, 50 years…

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leather bound

Is there anything in fashion more foolproof than leather? It’s had us covered for centuries, first to protect our bodies from the elements, then later to show a total disregard for anything boring, oppressive, or conventional. Lou Reed wore it, George Michael wore it, daddies at the Eagle wear it, Eddie Redmayne rocks it all the time. It’s durable, versatile, and, best of all, one of the few materials that looks better with age. This season, designers are celebrating leather in all its guises. Versace is doing pants, Calvin Klein 205W39NYC has dreamed up entire head-to-toe ensembles, and Loewe has magically made a butcher-style apron look impossibly chic. That’s the power of leather: Throw it on, and no one will dare question you. STYLING BY MICHAEL COOK. GROOMER: MAHFUD AT EXCLUSIVE…