Sellout Nation — GQ package
Remember when “selling out” was the worst thing an artist could do? If you licensed your song to an ad, you were a sellout. If you let them make your novel into a movie, you were a sellout. If you wanted to make a commercial, you had to do it in Korea so no one here would see it. But now? Everyone does it. Oscar winners. Knighted sirs. Even Bob Dylan. And no one cares! The big risk now isn’t selling out—it’s doing it wrong. GQ teamed up with Danny McBride and his Vice Principals co-star Walton Goggins to demonstrate how to sell out without selling your soul.
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The Tortured Mind of Dan Harmon — GQ feature by Sean O'Neal
Are you watching Rick and Morty, one of the funniest, most outrageous shows on TV? Millions of die-hard fans are. So why are they making the guy who created it so miserable?
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Attack on Skull Island — GQ feature by Max Marshall
After the blockbuster success of Kong: Skull Island, director Jordan Vogt-Roberts fled Hollywood to live the expat dream life in Vietnam. Then, one night at a Saigon club, he was brutally beaten by a mysterious mob of gangsters. Who were these monsters? Soon, he began directing something entirely different—an international hunt for the men who nearly killed him.
Illustration by Jimmy Turrell
Best New Restaurants — Esquire package
Esquire's favorite new restaurants of 2015—a tribute to our late food editor, Josh Ozersky.
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Yes, There Is a Male Engagement Ring — GQ essay by Jessi Klein
He wants it...but he doesn’t want to want it. Jessi Klein’s husband works through his complicated feelings about the ultimate status symbol.
Illustration by Guy Shield
Pop Culture: Now in Living Color! — GQ package
#oscarssowhite. Whitewashing. Lena Dunham. Is the racial gap in Hollywood narrowing, or are we just playing a slow game of catch-up? GQ looks at the state of race in pop culture, including Jordan Peele’s new racially tense horror movie, the not-so-woke trend of actors playing other ethnicities, and just how funny (or scary) it is to make fun of white people.
Photo by Peter Yang
The Alternative Oscars — Esquire package
Because someone has to honor movies that come out before October.
Illustration by MDI Digital
The Outsiders — GQ portfolio
They steal scenes from stars. They’re dangerous even when they don’t play bad guys. And they definitely aren’t doing this for an invite to the Oscars. (Although you’ll probably see some of them there.) These charismatic Hollywood misfits are the most unpredictable actors in the game.
Photo by Peter Hapak
Welcome Back to Twin Peaks, David Lynch — GQ feature by Sean O'Neal
Seventy-one years after David Lynch’s debut in Missoula, 40 years after the premiere of Eraserhead, and 25 years after Laura Palmer said good-bye to Special Agent Dale Cooper, the most daring auteur in Hollywood goes to the one place that seemed off-limits.
Photo by Pari Dukovic
Comedic Duos — GQ portfolio
GQ asked the best comedy teams of today to channel their favorite dynamic duos of the past.
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Searching for Infinity at GameStop — Esquire essay by Stephen Marche
The new generation of video games attempts to give us what real life can’t: endless possibility.