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Lena Dunham documentary ‘Suited’ looks inside bespoke tailor shop for LGBT clients

Bea Mitchell June 22, 2016

HBO’s documentary Suited, produced by Lena Dunham and Jenni Konner, peers inside a unique bespoke Brooklyn tailoring company.

Directed by Girls crew veteran Jason Benjamin, the film focuses on Bindle & Keep, a company specialising in creating custom suits for trans and gender-nonconforming clients.

Over the course of the documentary, we meet several people who find themselves in the shop, including an NYC cabbie, a trans boy planning his bar mitzvah and a trans man organising his wedding.

“It doesn’t occur to so many people that if you don’t have a clear heterosexual, gender confirming identity that there are parts of day-to-day life – like using a bathroom or getting your clothes – that just aren’t going to be as easy,” Dunham told EW.

“I love that fashion is a new way into this conversation.

“I think part of what [drew us] to it was the universal nature of wanting to feel comfortable, wanting to feel attractive, and wanting to own your own body and your own identity.

“As a woman who doesn’t necessarily fit the beauty standard in Hollywood… I really related to the narrative of looking for something you felt comfortable in that would properly express your identity, especially when your identity didn’t feel like it necessarily matched the one that was being imposed on you.”

Suited premiered on Monday, June 20 on HBO. Watch the trailer below:

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YW7bA683bYU]

Last year, Dunham joked that she doesn’t want to get married yet – because gay people are “winning at weddings right now” and she can’t compete.

The Girls star was one of America’s most vocal activists in support of legalising same-sex marriage in the States, promising to boycott marriage until every human was given the right.

More: documentary, fashion, HBO, lena dunham, US

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