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OUT September 2015

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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PAUL FLYNN In This Issue: “An Education,” page 82 Bio: Paul Flynn is a London-based writer and contributing editor at Love, iD, Attitude, and Man About Town. For this issue of Out he profiled Eddie Redmayne in advance of his upcoming role in The Danish Girl. Over the past 20 years, he has interviewed Kate Moss, Elton John, Amy Winehouse, and Beyoncé Instagram: @paul_flynn JOHN BALSOM In This Issue: “An Education,” page 82 Bio: Frequently shot on location and featuring charismatic men of all ages, Balsom’s work possesses a unique energy, and has been featured in such publications as GQ Style, Details, and Lui, among others. Balsom continues to shoot personal documentary projects and regularly travels between his twin bases in London and New York. DALE PECK In This Issue: “Savage Grace,” page 78 Bio: Dale Peck has been…

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Would You Drink the Kool-Aid? Writer Chadwick Moore committed body and mind (but especially body) when he joined the New York City LGBT CrossFit group OUTWOD. The experience evolved from an investigative piece of journalism into a critique of the heavy-lifting fitness club boldly titled: “My Month of Hell In a Gay CrossFit Cult.” Moore described one particular warm-up routine as an “exercise in humiliation designed to crush the ego and subjugate.” It came as no surprise when, at the end of the 30-day trial, he called into question the sanity of OUTWOD, thinking twice whenever a member mentioned a particular beverage: “The Kool-Aid joke is never far away with these guys.” “To say this article disheartens us is an understatement,” wrote OUTWOD in an official response to Moore’s story posted on their…

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the audacity of cucumbers

IF YOU ARE AMONG the paltry 55,000 people that tuned in to Logo earlier this year to watch the premiere episode of the British import Cucumber, or the paltrier 24,000 that watched its sibling, Banana, both helmed by the Queer as Folk originator Russell T Davies, I hope you stayed beyond those establishing episodes. Cucumber and Banana were slow to warm up, but by episodes three and four there was little doubt that Davies had created the most audacious and original queer series ever. Two of them, in fact. They were funny; they were sad; they were mischievous. Sometimes they were even profound. With titles taken from designations for the Erection Hardness Score, developed by the European Association of Urology, Cucumber and Banana were so audacious that I sometimes felt almost…

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2 The number of times the movie Clueless is referenced in this issue (see pages 28 and 30). Because 20 years after it came out (!), we’re still just a bunch of hopelessly nostalgic cake boys. POP QUIZ! Fill in the filthy blank in these Peaches song titles! 1. “____ or Kill” 2. “___ Undun” 3. “____ in the Air” 4. “____ the Pain Away” 5. “Shake Yer ___” 6. “Slippery ____” 7. “______ My _______” 8. “Dumb ____” Read our interview with the electroclash singer in our Fall Preview on page 70. NICK OF TIME For our story on Duran Duran’s Nick Rhodes, go to page 68. For our story on Nick Jonas, head to page 75. THINGS CONSUMED DURING PRODUCTION OF THIS ISSUE Beer, rosé, whiskey, Diet Coke, Red Bull, Plungerhead zinfandel, spicy tuna, baba ghanoush, Spanish “cardboard” cookies, pretzel chips, salmon lava salad,…

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the tweet life

@michaelianblack If the first new American ambassador to Cuba isn’t Gloria Estefan, what are we even doing as a country? @RestingPlatypus (Jack Falahee) Ironing naked is both exciting and scary at the same time. @ilazer (Ilana Glazer) I’ve started to reimagine cystic chin pimples as beauty marks... it’s working I love them. @mindykaling 100% of the times a woman suspects another woman wants her man, it just means her man wants another woman. (Should I write R&B songs?) @julieklausner “Witch better have my Monkey” is a Wizard of Oz-themed Rihanna song parody I’ve decided to drop out of society to write. @ryanoconn (Ryan O’Connell) I’ve been going to this new club a lot, it’s called Drinking Wine Alone in My Bedroom.…

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kitsch, please

YOUTUBE SUPERSTAR Todrick Hall (a.k.a. Toddy Rockstar, a.k.a. Quing Toddy) is as meta as they come, a love child of pop culture and the American dream—both of which he inverts and gloriously mutates into something entirely new. His massively popular videos (the views for many average in the millions) are splendid Technicolor musical mash-ups involving, as he says, “song and dance and costumes—and a whole lot of wigs.” Their content is satirical, nostalgic, and surreal in a way that feels fresh, with Hall channeling the wry, knowing humor of the hashtag generation. “I look for inspiration everywhere I go,” explains the L.A.-based performer, days before he’ll embark on his second tour, ToddlerZ Ball, which will include several dates in the U.K. “I’ll be driving and see a billboard, or be thinking…