Crowd Sourced: Matthew Camp gets dirty in the woods // A new exhibition on gay fashion

The gay projects that could use your backing, and the level that will make it worth your while.
July 17, 2013

(A scene from Coming Out)

Every other week on The Nexus, we highlight projects looking to raise money online that are of interest to gay New Yorkers. Today, we look at a new documentary, a gay short and an upcoming queer fashion exhibition.

Coming Out

What it is: Coming Out is a feature-length documentary about the modern experience of coming out as gay to your friends and family. Filmmaker Alden Peters has compiled stories from varying perspectives for the project which looks at how the process of coming out has changed with modern technology. The film has finished principal photography and now needs funds for post-production. A lot of the funds raised will also go to licensing fees.

Why it’s intriguing: Rather than just a compilation of coming out stories, the film looks at how coming out changes when there’s a digital component.

The level worth your while: $150 gets you a limited edition “Speak Out” t-shirt printed at the Almost Holden Collective.

A Queer History of Fashion

What it is: It may surprise you, but there’s never been a major museum exhibition exploring the contribution of LGBT people to fashion. Hoping to change that, The Museum at FIT is launching the new exhibition A Queer History of Fashion: From the Closet to the Catwalk this fall featuring 100 ensembles from designers like Yves Saint Laurent and Alexander McQueen.

Why it’s intriguing: The Museum at FIT is one of the few places with the resources available to put such a show together and it would be great to support the effort.

The level worth your while: $50 gets your name on the wall of the exhibition and a cotton t-shirt designed by the Museum of FIT.

Sock Job

What it is: A short “screwball comedy about masturbation” starring go-go god turned actor Matthew Camp that takes place in a secluded cabin in the woods. Mark Allen is directing the short film with Jim Krewson serving as art director.

Why it’s intriguing: It’s a movie about Matthew Camp masturbating?

The level worth your while: $45 gets you a pair of sock autographed by Matthew Camp and the director Mark Allen.