OUT100: Cole Escola & Jeffery Self

OUT100: Cole Escola & Jeffery Self

Photography by JUCO | Retouching by Anna Glen at Wet Noodle

The Moment: December 3, 1947: Tennessee Williams’s A Streetcar Named Desire premieres on Broadway.

After doing silly, surreal sketches together on their cult-hit TV show Jeffery & Cole Casserole, co-conspirators Jeffery Self and Cole Escola continue to brim with creative energy. Escola (left) has been performing in Bridget Everett’s cabaret show Rock Bottom as well as his monthly solo comedy shows in New York City. Meanwhile, Self (right) co-wrote his first feature, You’re Killing Me, with friend Jim Hansen and is developing a YA novel about teenage drag queens for Scholastic. “I’m still overwhelmed by the profound way that we, as gay people, have of sharing our history,” Self says. “It isn’t written in our sixth-grade textbooks — we find it in art and the stories of our friends.”

Photographed at ACME Studio, Brooklyn on August 15, 2014

Styling by Michael Cook. T-shirt by Tommy Hilfiger. Hair and makeup by Angela Dicarlo

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