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OUT September 2017

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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EDMUND WHITE When White sat down to interview James Franco for our September cover story, the New York writer thought the actor looked even better in person than in his upcoming HBO series, The Deuce. “Maybe all that recent surfing,” he says. Having already finished a memoir about a life spent reading, White, whose queer novels have been literary touchstones, is now working on a sex memoir called The Loves of My Life. GAVIN BOND Though it was his first time working with our September cover star, James Franco, the photographer said the experience was natural and easy. “I wanted the shoot to have a laid-back feel and to simply bring out James’s personality,” he says. Bond shot both the 2011 and 2016 editions of the OUT100, and his work has also appeared…

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Wage Wars When Emma Stone and Andrea Riseborough, the stars of the new fi lm Battle of the Sexes, sat down with tennis legend Billie Jean King for our August cover story, they launched a cross-generational discussion about gender inequality. Oscar-winner Stone, who plays King in the movie, told Out that she’s had male co-stars willingly take pay cuts to maintain parity, a revelation The New York Times turned into a headline. “Stone has become the latest woman to speak out about gender pay inequality,” the publication wrote, citing Stone’s as one in a string of confessions from actresses including Jennifer Lawrence and Amy Adams. There were many other threads to the cover story, but in the headlines that followed, from the BBC to Vanity Fair to Hollywood Reporter, one thread spoke loudest:…

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beyond the shore

“You have to come to terms with the fact that you’re going to bare yourself on-screen and it’s going to exist there forever.” FIREWORKS FILL THE Coney Island sky in an early scene in Beach Rats, the modest and daringly somber new movie from Brooklyn-raised filmmaker Eliza Hittman. Sitting near teenage Frankie (Harris Dickinson) and his trio of ride-or-die cronies, the smitten Simone (Madeline Weinstein) calls the view “romantic.” But for Frankie, it’s a symbol of his monotonous prison of a life. “They’re the same fireworks every week,” he replies. “It’s the opposite of romantic.” Bobbing his lanky frame through the streets, with his shoulders hunched, Frankie presents the same fuck-it swagger as his friends (all played by young locals). But Dickinson, a Londoner who’d been to New York only once before…

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1-10. The Best New Menswear Stores in the Country Another season, another reason to spoil yourself. Here, 10 spots where you’ll want to do major damage this fall. MAGASIN Co-founded by former Bloomingdale’s buyer Josh Peskowitz, the Culver City store sells hard-to-find brands like Monitaly and standbys like Levi’s. Bonus: its very Instagrammable wall garden. (8810 Washington Blvd., Suite 101, Los Angeles) TODD SNYDER Snyder’s flagship by Madison Square Park stocks pieces from his own line and his various collaborations. Its tony setting, complete with a barbershop and bar, has made it the destination for the style-savvy New York man. (25 E. 26th St., New York) FORTY FIVE TEN IN DALLAS Everything really is bigger in Texas. After a 16-year run dressing the fashionable elite, FFT has opened an expanded four-story, painted-brick outpost. Street-style star Nick Wooster…

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from day to midnight in paris

WHILE EVERYTHING feels very 1984 in the U.S., it’s a brave new world in France. And September is the perfect time to escape: The French have made their rentrée after a socially acceptable month of summer vacation (yes, we’re jealous too), and Paris comes alive with a breezy, buzzy energy well suited for long days and even longer nights. Here, two essential weekend itineraries. Out All Day ROYAL MONCEAU Style mavens unite at this storied palace hotel transformed by Philippe Starck into a repository of accoutrements dedicated to the art of living. The Raffles property rises above the rest with its dedicated concierge service that gets guests into the most exclusive galleries and museum exhibits in town. Fun fact: Madonna shot her racy “Justify My Love” video here. (LeRoyalMonceau.com) BIGLOVE CAFFÈ There isn’t a modern…

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plaid romance

There’s a reason the lumbersexual became a thing—a plaid flannel shirt is flattering on just about any guy. But this fall, why not think beyond that cozy Paul Bunyan look and embrace plaid’s real possibilities? With their bold new suits and overcoats, Bottega Veneta and Dries Van Noten are celebrating the pattern’s structured sophistication and paying homage to its regal lineage. Meanwhile, Coach and Loewe’s vibrant combinations in red, blue, and beige are proof that checkered prints never have to look stuffy. Oh, and don’t be afraid to mix and match—tartans with ginghams with windowpanes. This is that rare occasion when more is definitely more. STYLING BY MICHAEL COOK. GROOMER: SUKI TSUJIMOTO. MODEL: HAKEEM NIEGHT AT RED MODEL MANAGEMENT…