About

Suited follows its subjects—clients seeking a personalized experience—into the minimalist office space of Bindle & Keep, a bespoke tailoring company based in Brooklyn that caters to a diverse LGBTQ community and looks beyond the gender binary. Clothier duo Rae and Daniel take a holistic approach to their work, considering each client’s personal narrative, which becomes inextricable from the creation of the perfect custom-made suit. From Derek’s emotional journey as he prepares for his wedding, to Everett, a law student in a conservative environment, or Mel, who simply wants to look good for their 40th birthday party—the need for well-fitting garments represents deeper meaning around identity, empowerment, and feeling good.

Going deeper than fine fabrics and silk linings, Suited takes a modern, evolved look at gender through the conduit of clothing and elucidates the private and emotional experience surrounding it. With heart and optimism, the film documents a cultural shift that is creating a new demand—and response—for each person’s right to go out into the world with confidence.

Screens with The Saint of Dry Creek
Patrick Haggerty was a teenager in rural Dry Creek, Washington, in the late 1950s. Here, he remembers the day he first had a conversation with his father about being gay.

YEAR 2016

SECTION U.S. Doc Comp

COUNTRY U.S.A.

RUN TIME 77 min

COMPANY Loveless

WEBSITE www.moreloveless.com

EMAIL carly@moreloveless.com

PHONE (508) 789-1123

Credits

Director
Executive Producer
Producer
Cinematographer
Editor
Senior Producer
Supervising Editor
Composer
Music Supervisor
Vfx/Animation
Associate Producer
Actor

Artist Bio

Jason Benjamin

Jason Benjamin was born in New York City and educated at The City University of New York, where he received a BA in sculpture and an MFA in documentary film. Benjamin worked as a welder for 11 years and then became a boom operator. For the past 14 years, he has quietly observed a wide-ranging group of directors, actors, and showrunners transform their stories from script to screen. Suited is his directorial debut.