Segments in this Video

Suited: Introduction (01:34)


This segment orients viewers to the topic of suits for transgender individuals.

Being Myself (04:04)

Rachel Tutera reads a document confirming his gender reassignment surgery; his name makes him feel somewhat misgendered. He reveals his tattoos, pictures from his wedding, and his first tailor-made suit. Rachel apprenticed under the tailor and introduced him to transgender individuals.

Bindle and Keep (02:23)

Tutera views the new business office with Daniel Friedman. The company produces a large number of suits for the LGBTQ community.

Dressing for a Wedding (02:21)

Derek and his brother-in-law Bill arrive for a fitting. Derek explains what he is looking for in a suit.

Coming Out (04:28)

Derek takes his fiancé to the small town he grew-up in; they look through old photographs with Derek's parents. Derek recalls feelings of fear when he decided to tell his family he was going to transition; his parents are supportive.

Dressing for Interviews (04:21)

Everett arrives for a fitting; he reveals what his law school said about fashion. Everett is not conservative but does not blatantly advertise that he is transgender. See images of Everett as a child.

Non-traditional Life (02:17)

Melissa has always felt comfortable in all-male environments. She reflects on a "traditional" life.

Dressing for a Birthday Party (03:27)

Melissa arrives for a suit fitting. She considers the concept of transgender; she does not identify with a specific pronoun. See images of Melissa as a child.

Dressing for a Bar Mitzvah (04:26)

Judy brings her 12-year-old grandson Aidan to a suit fitting; he is nervous about looking good in a suit. Aidan shares his story of realizing he was transgender and coming out to his family.

Derek's Suit (03:24)

Derek is excited and nervous about his wedding suit; his pants are too tight in the calves. His sister recalls learning he was transgender.

Like Minded Individuals (02:22)

Everett talks to his barber about transitioning and relationships.

Dressing for Court (04:09)

Jillian Weiss arrives for a fitting and describes what she is looking for in a suit. Jillian discusses coming to terms with her gender identity and transitioning to a woman.

Casual Suit (02:46)

Grace arrives for a fitting and describes what she is looking for in a suit; she dresses in an androgynous way. Grace is unsure about top surgery. Friedman and Tutera have been working together for three years.

Hysterectomy (03:44)

Derek is in hospital to undergo an operation to remove his female reproductive organs.

Derek in Post-Op (02:42)

Alterations are done on Derek's suit pants. His loved ones anxiously wait for him to come out of surgery. Derek wakes from surgery in pain.

Everett's Suit (02:40)

Everett arrives for his suit and describes a recent negative interview experience. He feels the need to rush testosterone treatments.

Customer for Life (03:08)

Everett stares at himself in the mirror and begins to cry. He reflects on his previous dissatisfaction with clothing. Everett is happy with his suit.

Derek's Wedding Day (05:09)

Derek's fiancé gets ready for the wedding and recalls meeting him online. Derek talks with his parents and gets ready for the wedding with his sister; he loves the suit.

Wedding Ceremony (04:33)

Derek and his loved ones are ready for the wedding and head to the venue; his fiancé puts on her wedding dress. See portions of the ceremony.

Everett Finds Acceptance (02:16)

Everett puts on his new suit for his first day of work. He reflects on his interview and the impact of Bruce Jenner's interview on his mother. Everett is more comfortable with himself and feels positive about the future.

Melissa's Suit (03:44)

Melissa tries on the suit for her birthday party. Freidman adjusts the jacket at the hips to reduce any look of femininity. Melissa reflects on fighting for what she wanted to wear and dressing very feminine for her sister's wedding.

Aidan's Suit (01:29)

Aidan tries on the suit for his Bar Mitzvah; his father is pleased with his appearance.

Bindle and Keep Suits (03:36)

Several people model suits for a large crowd. Tutera reflects on the importance of clothes and wearing items that fit; "everyone has a right to feel good."

Credits: Suited (02:21)

Credits: Suited

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From producers Lena Dunham and Jenni Konner (HBO’s Girls), Suited tells the story of Bindle & Keep, a Brooklyn tailoring company that looks beyond the gender binary, creating custom-made suits for gender non-conforming and transgender clients. Clothier duo Rae Tutera and Daniel Friedman take a holistic approach to their work, considering each client’s personal narrative, which becomes inextricable from the creation of the perfect suit. Among those who share their unique stories are a transgender man preparing for his wedding, a New York City cab driver looking to feel comfortable for a big birthday, a young law student struggling through job interviews, and a 12-year-old trans boy whose bravery is only rivaled by his nervousness about looking good for his upcoming Bar Mitzvah. A modern, evolved look at gender through the conduit of clothing, this illuminating documentary elucidates the private and emotional experience that those who struggle with gender identity go through when it comes to fashion. With heart and optimism, Suited spotlights the intimate journey of coming into a new identity, accepting difference, and living bravely in one's own skin, underscoring the important message that one size truly doesn’t fit all. An HBO Production.

Length: 78 minutes

Item#: FPT116624

Copyright date: ©2016

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