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OUT September 2018

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JOHN RUSSO When he photographed Amandla Stenberg, Anthony Ramos, and Casey Cott for this issue’s Fall Preview package (page 54), John Russo set the mood. “Make everyone feel comfortable, throw in some Duran Duran, and you’re sure to get an amazing photo!” he says. Russo is in the process of compiling his new book, 100 Making a Difference, and his work has also appeared in Vogue, GQ, and Esquire. CHARLES SHAFAIEH Charles Shafaieh met acclaimed composer Nico Muhly’s parents before interviewing him for this issue (page 78). “It prompted me to begin our chat by saying, ‘OK, so we’re basically related,’” the writer says. Shafaieh previously profiled Molly Crabapple’s Trumpbeast mural for The New Yorker, and he’s also contributed to The New York Times and The Irish Times. JILL GREENBERG For more than 30 years,…

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Live. Work. Pose. Entrancing audiences with its chic costumery and scintillating ballroom scenes, Pose, the FX series that serves as a love letter to New York ball culture of the 1980s, cemented itself as one of the best series of the summer. For our August cover story—which turned up the spotlight on stars Mj Rodriguez, Dominique Jackson, and Indya Moore—we enlisted Pose writer, director, and producer Janet Mock to chat with the actresses. The four transgender women of color discussed bringing new perspectives on the trans experience to cable television (like sex, surgery, and sisterhood), and finding family within the groundbreakingly diverse cast and crew assembled by series creator Ryan Murphy. Responding to our story, reader Brandon Shepherd commented, “Definitely my favorite show on TV. Thank you for showcasing black, trans, and…

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goodbye to all that

“What joys there were in remaking a magazine, and what amazing luck I had to work with some of the best in the industry.” I KNOW IT’S ANCIENT HISTORY, but can we talk about the world 12 years ago? That was the year I arrived at Out, not quite sobbing, but terrified that I might have made the wrong choice by moving from “mainstream” media to a “niche” publication that you often had to hunt for on newsstands, only to find it among the adult titles. I started in the spring of 2006—the year that Twitter was launched, a year before the iPhone arrived—when being gay (as we quaintly described ourselves then) took determination, long before same-sex proms, RuPaul’s Drag Race, and Ryan Murphy made the world more hospitable. After editing…

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hannah gadsby needs a nap

“THERE IS NOTHING stronger than a broken woman who has rebuilt herself!” Hannah Gadsby defiantly proclaims in her comedy show Nanette. Yes, you should “run, don’t walk” to your nearest couch to catch the acclaimed Netflix special. It was recorded at the Sydney Opera House, which, although only a six-hour flight, is culturally light-years from Tasmania, where the queer, brainy 40-year-old misfit grew up. It wasn’t until 1997 that the island decriminalized gay sex, the last Australian state to do so. So, imagine the combination of fear and courage it took the gawky 17-year-old Gadsby to talk to a girl her age at a bus stop. The comedian uses the story as part of her live routine, but with a twist: She goes on to explain how the encounter ended—with a…

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what we love: fashion edition

1. Club Hangover The new documentary Studio 54 reveals the revolutionary spirit of the greatest party in modern history. Legendary events, when viewed through the rosy lens of nostalgia, tend to be exaggerated. But in Matt Tyrnauer’s forthcoming documentary Studio 54, the parties at the infamous Manhattan discotheque not only live up to the hype, they surpass it. Featuring interviews with the club’s employees, habitués, and surviving co-founder Ian Schrager—as well as a treasure trove of archival videos and a dynamite soundtrack—the film (opening October 5 ) paints a glorious picture of a kind of hedonism and egalitarianism we may never see again, all etched out on the dance floor of a former theater on 54th Street and Eighth Avenue. For 33 months, the spot played host to an eclectic array of celebrities,…

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7-8. the new style mavericks

NEIL GROTZINGER, NIHL Provenance: Colorado Springs, Colorado Who he is: With a BA from Pratt Institute, and on track for an MFA from the Parsons School of Design, Grotzinger was shortlisted for the 2018 LVMH Prize and made his New York Fashion Week debut last season to rave reviews. His style: He contrasts conventional men’s silhouettes—like those of the uniforms at the Air Force Academy in his hometown—with decorative embroidery and delicate beadwork, offering up gender-fluid looks with homoerotic undertones. In his words: “In recent years, it seems that more people are starting to construct their identities in a way that serves as social commentary on the 21st century, and I hope to see my work play a part in this conversation. The message behind our brand is fairly straightforward—it’s all about the subversion…