Lena Dunham's production company for HBO has taken an interest in Bindle & Keep, a tailoring company based in Brooklyn that's become a LGBTQ favorite for specializing in bespoke suits for women and transgender clients.
The company will be the subject of Three Suits, an upcoming documentary that will follow some of Bindle & Keep's trans clients as they get custom suits made, looking at the significance of that process for customers with complex gender identities.
"We were totally blown away when Lena's team first reached out to us--the art we practice is so specialized that it was hard to believe heavy hitters were taking an interest," Bindle & Keep founder and owner Daniel Friedman told VanityFair.com.
Dunham confirmed her involvment with the project on Twitter:
Friedman and his team created Bindle & Keep to cater to every kind of body and gender identity, but to also focus on communities that were being underserved within the fashion industry. Though most of their staff is straight, they've seen a spike in the LGBTQ customers, and a recent profile in the New York Times highlighted their popularity with the lesbian and transgender demographic.
The film will also delve into Friedman's personal story: A former architect, he suddenly lost the ability to read and write seven years ago due to Lyme disease. In an effort to work on his hand and visual skills, he began making custom clothing and created his own business.
The documentary will be produced by A Casual Romance Productions, with Dunham and Jenni Konner (Girls) serving as executive producers, and it will be directed by Jason Benjamin, who has worked on Orange Is The New Black and Girls). Bob Richman (An Inconvenient Truth, The September Issue) will serve as cinematographer.
Photo: Michael Buckner/Getty (Dunham), Bindle & Keep (Suits).