Last month, we premiered the trailer for The OUT List, a film of intimate docu-portraits of both well-known and lesser-known figures in the LGBT community from photographer and director Timothy Greenfield-Sanders.
Now, a coffee table book companion to the HBO documentary has been released, with text from the film's interviews by Sam McConnell and a new introduction by President Obama's inaugural poet Richard Blanco.
The OUT List companion book features interviews with Dustin Lance Black, iconic drag queen Lady Bunny, former Log Cabin Republican executive director and Iraq veteran R. Clarke Cooper, former NFL football player Wade Davis, Ellen DeGeneres, ballroom performer Twiggy Pucci Garcon, Neil Patrick Harris, longtime activist Larry Kramer, transgender activist and People magazine editor Janet Mock, Cynthia Nixon, Suze Orman, NYC City Council Speaker and mayoral candidate Christine Quinn, Jake Shears, Wanda Sykes, Dallas County sheriff Lupe Valdez, and Muslim educator Wazina Zondon.
On Thursday, June 27, HBO is premiering The OUT List, a film of intimate docu-portraits from photographer and director Timothy Greenfield-Sanders that follows in the vein of his well known projects About Face: Supermodels Then and Now, The Latino List and The Black List.
The film is a storytelling project in which Greenfield-Sanders's subjects, a diverse swath of well-known and lesser-known figures in the LGBT community, speak directly into the camera and divulge intimate tales of their careers, activism, and pride, as well as details of personal discrimination they've experienced and overcome.
Towleroad is pleased to debut the trailer today. Watch it, AFTER THE JUMP....
Along with Greenfield-Sanders (left, with Janet Mock), the film was produced by out filmmaker
Sam McConnell (right), who also served as the interviewer on the project.
The OUT List stars Oscar-winning screenwriter Dustin Lance Black, iconic drag queen Lady Bunny, former Log Cabin Republican executive director and Iraq veteran R. Clarke Cooper, former NFL football player Wade Davis, Ellen Degeneres, ballroom performer Twiggy Pucci Garcon, Neil Patrick Harris, longtime activist Larry Kramer, transgender activist and People magazine editor Janet Mock, Cynthia Nixon, Suze Orman, NYC City Council Speaker and mayoral candidate Christine Quinn, Jake Shears, Wanda Sykes, Dallas County sheriff Lupe Valdez, and Muslim educator Wazina Zondon.
Other HBO playdates: June 27 (5:20 a.m.), 29 (5:45 a.m.) and 30 (6:00 p.m.), and July 3 (1:30 p.m.), 5 (2:30 p.m.) and 8 (10:00 a.m.)
HBO2 playdates: June 28 (2:00 p.m.) and July 1 (9:00 a.m.), 24 (11:00 a.m.), 28 (11:00 a.m.) and 31 (1:00 p.m., 10:00 p.m.)
In his intimate portrait style, photographer Timothy Greenfield-Sanders has photographed Spring 2007 fashions on go-go boys from bars and clubs in Manhattan, New Jersey, and Philadelphia for the upcoming issue of Flaunt magazine. Thirteen go-go boys were photographed in Timothy's East Village studio over the course of 6 hours in one day.
Adonis from Club Abyss, New Jersey. Francisco from The 20 Club, NYC. Timothy Greenfield-Sanders for Flaunt.
Greenfield-Sanders and his producer Chad Thompson, who cast the project, have allowed me to share the two images above from Flaunt with Towleroad, as well as the EXCLUSIVE outtake which began this post, and the following images which you can only find here. Click photos to enlarge. No republishing without the photographer's permission - thank you.
Said Greenfield-Sanders: "When Flaunt asked me to photograph go-go boys (or male exotic dancers as some prefer) wearing spring fashions, I wasn’t sure it was for me. I had already photographed America’s top porn stars for my book XXX: 30 Porn-Start Portraits and in a separate effort, the fashion world elite for Look: Portraits Backstage at Olympus Fashion Week. Would shooting go-go boys in designer clothes really be worthwhile? But, the guys I photographed for this feature surprised me. Most dance for men. A few only perform for women. They all have their own stories. They are famous - but their fame exists in smaller circles outside the mainstream. Just like those who have achieved widespread notoriety, these young men are passionate, determined, narcissistic and intelligent in their own way. In the end, the go-go dancers proved to be fantastic models. I hope you find their portraits on these pages intriguing."
James from Splash, NYC.
Said Thompson: "Originally, the shoot was to feature NYC's top fashion industry executives photographed in Spring 2007 fashions. But because of scheduling difficulties, Flaunt suggested go-go boys instead."
Angelo from Upstairs at Risque, Philadelphia; Brandon from Mr. Black, NYC, Chase from Bank, NYC.
As Greenfield-Sanders noted, 'Fashions on go-go boys' is a marriage of Timothy's two most recent projects, which are XXX: 30 Porn-Start Portraits - a book, HBO documentary and traveling exhibition of portraits of the adult film industry's top porn stars, and Look: Portraits Backstage at Olympus Fashion Week - a book documenting the designers, models, editors, celebrities and other fashion insiders who attend NY Fashion Week. Both are highly recommended.
Timothy Greenfield-Sanders pays homage to the personalities that populate New York's Fashion Week each season in Look: Portraits Backstage at Olympus Fashion Week, which (for those of you in New York) he'll be signing at Barnes & Noble on 6th avenue in Chelsea this Friday evening from 7-8pm. On hand to meet and greet will be Richie Rich & Traver Rains from Heatherette (who contributed an essay to the book) along with Amanda Lepore (above right, who contributed her curvaceous bod).
Others featured in the tome, which is Greenfield-Sanders' first since the porn star portraits of XXX, are Anna Wintour, Rufus Wainwright, Rosario Dawson, Anne Hathaway, Zac Posen, Hamish Bowles, and Carolina Herrera with essays from Alec Baldwin, Tinsley Mortimer, Zac Posen, Fern Mallis, Martha Nelson, Patrick McDonald, and Simon Dumenco
A portion of proceeds from the book sales will go to the Entertainment Industry Foundation's National Colorectal Cancer Research Alliance.
Below, you'll find a clip from Italian TV of Greenfield-Sanders discussing a recent exhibition of his portraits. (NSFW)