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Jada Michael and Bay Davis Are the New 'Girls of Summer'

Girls of Summer

The creatives recreate Out's iconic But I'm a Cheerleader cover with Clea DuVall and Natasha Lyonne.

This summer, Out enters its 30th year with over 300 printed issues. Here, we revisit and re-create 10 covers -- celebrating them for what they were while reimagining them for newer audiences.

In a now-iconic cover, Clea DuVall and Natasha Lyonne were our "Girls of Summer" for Out's July 2000 issue. Then starring in the satirical cult classic But I'm a Cheerleader as two lesbian teens who've been sent to a conversion therapy camp, the two sent pulses racing.

Jada Michael

Now it's singer Jada Michael (in pink pants) and all-around talent Bay Davis that are coming into focus. Michael had her first moment with her sexy hit "Freak" but is set to serve up another set of bops to soundtrack our summer. Her single "Go" is an entrancing and sensual sex-love anthem inspired by her journey out of abusive relationships. And Davis? Between her poetry, tattoos, activism, and everything else, you're bound to see her throughout Pride season and long after.

Bay Davis

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Creative Direction MIKELLE STREET @mikellestreet
Assistant MILAN GARCON @milangarcon
Photographer MYLES LOFTIN @mylesloftin
Photo Assistant Light Tech EVADNE GONZALEZ @evadnegonzalez
Photo Assistant ANDREW ESPINAL @andrewespinal and JIN JIN
Production Director TIM SNOW @snowmgz
Production Manager STEVIE WILLIAMS @beingstevie of X2 Production Production
Assistant TOBY TEITEL @toby_teitel
Video AUSTIN NUNES @austinunes
Hair JENN LAGRON @jennlagron
Makeup ALANA WRIGHT @alanawrightmakeup
Makeup Assistant JUSTIN LENTZ @justinlentz
Stylist SHANNON STOKES @shannonlstokes
Stylist Assistant ANNISAH MEDINAH

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This article is part of Out's July/August 2022 issue, appearing on newsstands July 12. Support queer media and subscribe -- or download the issue through Amazon, Kindle, Nook, or Apple News.

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