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Ryan McGinley, Dustin Lance Black And Alexander Wang Cover Out Magazine

Photographer Ryan McGinley, screenwriter-director Dustin Lance Black, and fashion designer Alexander Wang are featured in the cover of Out Magazine new issue. Here’s an excerpt of the cover article by William Van Meter with Photography by David Needleman:

Photographer Ryan McGinley, screenwriter-director Dustin Lance Black, and fashion designer Alexander Wang have more in common than their sexuality and acquaintance with Chlo? Sevigny.

The three have moved from behind the scenes and become figureheads?McGinley as the art world?s romantic daydreamer; Black as an activist filmmaker (or is it a filmmaking activist?); and Wang as fashion?s genius/prankster. They?ve done so without sacrificing their integrity or watering down their art for the masses. Each reached stellar heights of success at young ages and didn?t derail. After the initial accolades, the trio upped the ante and continue to produce challenging work.

McGinley met Dustin Lance Black on the set of Milk after being invited by director Gus Van Sant to shoot set photos. “Lance came up, and I didn?t know who he was,” McGinley remembers. “I asked Gus if he was a production assistant, and he said, ‘No, that?s the screenwriter.’ I was like, Holy shit, that guy’s hot. We all went out for drinks, and I wrote a note on a napkin. I have no shame. It said when are we going to make out? and I passed it to him. We made out after we left. I was wasted and vaguely remember it, but it was pretty good.”

That face-to-face didn?t progress beyond first base, but Black still has the napkin saved, and is an admirer of McGinley’s. “He’s got a fun job,” Black says. “He takes beautiful people into nature, and they take their clothes off.”

Read the full article via OUT MAGAZINE

Check out the individual articles about these prominent figures.

The Missionary: Dustin Lance Black

The Provocateur: Alexander Wang

The Dreamer: Ryan McGinley