What’s next for GIRLS funnylady Lena Dunham? It looks as if Lena is branching out yet again with a new documentary called Three Suits, which explores Blindle and Keep, a company looking to cater to the very niche market of trans-friendly tailoring in suits.
Bindle & Keep began cultivating a consciously trans-friendly approach after clothier Rachel Tutera started a conversation with Bindle & Keep owner David Friedman, reports the New York Times. Tutera said she identifies as navigating “a very tiny space that exists between being a butch dyke and being a trans man.”
Today, the company has earned a reputation for being sensitive to the needs of trans and gender-nonconfirming clients, offering suit shapes that differ from that of the standard cisgender (nontrans) man’s. Now Dunham, who’s made a career based on her observations of contemporary life in New York, wants to make the shop’s inclusive approach more widely known.
“We were totally blown away when Lena’s team first reached out to us,” Friedman told Vanity Fair. “The art we practice is so specialized that it was hard to believe heavy-hitters were taking an interest.”
We can’t wait to see what she comes up with! Earlier this week, Lena tweeted what could be considered a tentative documentary title: “Bindle & Keep: Breaking Down Binaries, Making Smarter Suits.” Keep your eyes and ears open for a 2014 release.
[via the advocate]