SUITED follows its subjects—clients seeking a personalized experience—into the minimalist office space of Bindle & Keep, a bespoke tailoring company based in Brooklyn that caters to a diverse LGBTQ community and looks beyond the gender binary, creating custom-made suits for gender non-conforming and transgender clients. Clothier duo Rae and Daniel take a holistic approach to their work, considering each client’s personal narrative, which becomes inextricable from the creation of the perfect suit. From Derek’s emotional journey as he prepares for his wedding, to Everett, a law student in a conservative environment, to Mel, who simply wants to look good for her 40th birthday party—the need for well-fitting garments represents deeper meaning around identity, empowerment, and feeling good.
Going deeper than fine fabrics and silk linings, SUITED takes a modern, evolved look at gender through the conduit of clothing and elucidates the private and emotional experience surrounding it. With heart and optimism, the film documents a cultural shift that is creating a new demand—and response—for each person’s right to go out into the world with confidence.
SUITED Premieres Monday, June 20, at 9P on HBO.
Our name is an idea, a goal. Like our clients, we are moving forward, lighting out for the very frontiers that will one day become our home.
We believe that the road rises to meet us both; together, we'll explore its twists and turns, threading our way to a future that fits as well our suits.
Suited tells the story of Bindle & Keep, a Brooklyn tailoring company that makes custom suits for gender-nonconforming and transgender clients, following a range of people on the gender spectrum. Among those sharing their unique stories are a trans Bar Mitzvah boy, a New York City cab driver, a young southern law student and a transgender man preparing for his wedding. The film spotlights the intimate journey of coming into a new identity, accepting difference and living bravely in one’s own skin.
HERE’S HOW IT WORKS: Record a one to two minute video sharing your thoughts on fashion and identity. It’s easy – just be yourself! Upload your video at www.getsuitedhbo.com and leave the rest to the panel of judges. All entries will be judged to determine one winner from each of the following age groups 13-16, 17-20 and 21-24.
Not sure what to talk about in your video? Here are a few thought starters to choose from. Or, feel free to make your own!
IMPORTANT: All video entries must comply with the Submission Guidelines outlined in Rule #3. For Prize details, see Rule #5.
ELIGIBILITY: This promotion is open only to legal residents of the 50 United States and the District of Columbia, 13 to 24 years of age or older as of the date of entry who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or queer (“LGBTQ”). Employees of Home Box Office, Inc. (“Sponsor”), Time Warner, Inc., D.L. Blair, Inc., Bindle & Keep, their affiliates, subsidiaries, advertising, promotion and internet agencies (collectively "Promotion Entities") and their immediate family members and/or those living in the same household of each are not eligible. All federal, state and local laws and regulations apply. Void where prohibited by law. Entrants must also have a valid email address which will be used to verify potential winners.
HERE’S HOW TO ENTER: Beginning at 12:00:00 a.m. ET (start of day) on 4/19/16 through 11:59:59 p.m. ET on 5/6/16 ("Promotion Period"), visit www.getsuitedhbo.com and follow the on-screen instructions to complete the Official Contest Entry Form, upload your video (collectively “Entry" or "Submission”) and submit your Entry. Submissions must be in English; common foreign words/phrases are acceptable. Entries must be received by 11:59:59 p.m. ET on 5/6/16 and must comply with the Submission Guidelines outlined below. A person can use only one email address to enter. Limit one Entry per email address throughout the duration of the promotion. If more than one Entry is received, only the first such Entry received will be eligible. All material submitted becomes property of Sponsor and will not be returned. No correspondence will be acknowledged or entered into. Web host’s computer is the official time-keeping device for the program.
Determination of compliance with Submission Guidelines and these Official Rules will be in the sole discretion of the Sponsor/judges, whose decisions are final.
JUDGING: All eligible entries received will be preliminarily judged by representatives of the Sponsor to determine the top 15 entries (5 in each of the following age groups (13-16; 17-20 and 21-24). The top 15 entries will then be judged by Sponsor’s representatives which may include Lena Dunham, Jenni Konner, and Jason Benjamin to determine one winner in each age group. All judging will be based on the following criteria: “Originality and Creativity” – 50%; “Appropriateness to Theme" – 25%; “Overall Enthusiasm” – 15% and “Sincerity” – 10%. In the event of a tie, tied entries will be broken based on the highest score for “Originality and Creativity”. In the event that an insufficient number of eligible entries are received to award a prize in each age group, Sponsor will not be obligated to award any remaining prize(s).
PRIZES: (3) Prizes are available to be won as follows (one for each age group): a 4-day/3-night trip for winner and a guest to New York City to be fitted for a custom suit at Bindle & Keep in June 2016 (exact dates to be determined by the Sponsor). Prize includes round-trip coach air transportation from major airport nearest winner’s home, 3 nights’ hotel accommodations, one room/double occupancy, ground transfers to/from hotel/airport in NYC and $125 per diem for winner. If the winner lives within a 100 mile radius of NYC, winner will receive a $400 travel stipend in lieu of air transportation. Winner will also have the opportunity to participate in a professional photo shoot and will receive an invitation to a screening of “Suited.” The approximate retail value of each prize is $8,500. Actual retail value of the prize will depend on winner's point of departure/return. Winner is solely responsible for all other expenses not specifically set forth herein, including but not limited to meals, additional transportation, souvenirs and other incidentals and items of a personal nature. Winner and guest must travel on same itinerary. There is no retail value associated with the photo shoot and screening portion of the prize. In the event the photo shoot or screening is cancelled or postponed for any reason, Sponsor will have no obligation to award compensation in lieu thereof but the remainder of the trip prize will be awarded. All travelers must agree to depart and return on dates specified by the Sponsor; dates of departure and return are subject to change. No substitution or transfer of prize by winner permitted. Sponsor reserves the right to substitute a prize of equal or greater value. All applicable federal, state and local taxes on prize are the sole responsibility of winner. Prizes consist of only the items specifically listed as part of the prize. Limit one prize per person/household.
Sponsor will also make a $5,000 donation in each winner’s name to one of Sponsor’s philanthropic partners. The partner(s) selected to receive a donation will be at Sponsor’s sole discretion.
WINNER VERIFICATION: Potential winners (and parent/legal guardian if a potential winner is deemed a minor in his/her state of residence) will be required to complete an Affidavit of Eligibility certifying that the Submission is his/her own original work and he/she holds all rights to the Submission, has not won a previous prize or award and that he/she followed the Official Rules of the Contest. Additionally, potential winners (and parent/legal guardian if a potential winner is a minor) will be required to complete a Release of Liability, Prize Acceptance Form and, if legally permissible, a Publicity Release (collectively “Prize Documents”). Administrator will email a PDF file with the Prize Documents to the potential winner and the potential winner must complete and return such documents by fax or email (PDF) within 3 days of attempted delivery of same or prize may be forfeited and an alternate winner may be selected. Noncompliance within this time period or return of any prize/prize notification as undeliverable will result in disqualification without further notice and an alternate winner may be selected, time permitting. Traveling companion (and parent/legal guardian if traveling companion is a minor in his/her state of residence) must also complete and return a Release of Liability within 3 days (including Saturdays, Sundays and Holidays) of winner’s attempted notification. If winner is a minor, winner’s parent/legal guardian will be required to accompany winner on trip and will count as the winner’s guest. If a minor is selected as a guest, winner must be his/her parent/legal guardian. All travelers must possess required travel documents (e.g., valid photo ID) prior to departure.
GENERAL RULES: In no event will more than the stated number of prizes be awarded. If Sponsor suspects that an entrant attempted to obtain additional entries by using multiple email addresses, registrations, identities or any other method, all entries submitted by the entrant may be declared null and void. Submission of Entry further constitutes your agreement to irrevocably assign and transfer to Sponsor any and all rights, title and interest in your Submission including, without limitation, all copyrights. Subject to applicable law, you waive any rights of privacy, intellectual property rights and other rights that may preclude Sponsor from using or disclosing your Submission and related materials or information. You release Promotion Entities from any claims arising out of any use or disclosure of your Submission consistent with these Official Rules. Presenter does not accept any liability for the publication of unlawfully reproduced images. Sponsor/judges reserve the right to: (a) use entrant’s name and likeness and reproduce/distribute all Entries submitted in any and all media throughout the world in perpetuity, (b) alter, amend, edit or change Entries prior to distribution and (c) use, distribute, reproduce, alter, amend and copyright Entries for purposes of advertising and trade, without further compensation, unless prohibited by law. Sponsor may post some Entries/Submissions at their sole discretion which has no bearing on eligibility or winner determination. Entries/Submissions may be removed by Sponsor at any time for any reason. Entrants/winners (and parent/legal guardian if entrant/winner is a minor in his/her state of residence) agree to release, discharge and hold harmless Promotion Entities from and against any and all liability (including damages caused or claimed to be caused) arising out of participation and/or acceptance/use of prize, and agree to be bound by the Official Rules and the judges’ decisions, which are final. Acceptance of prize constitutes permission for the Sponsor and its agencies to use the winner’s name and/or likeness and/or Entry/Submission for purposes of advertising and trade without further compensation, including a winners’ list, unless prohibited by law. Claims may not be resolved through any form of class action. In the event there is a discrepancy or inconsistency between disclosures or other statements contained in any contest materials and the terms and conditions of the Official Rules, the Official Rules shall prevail, govern and control. Sponsor not responsible for any typographical or other error in the printing of the offer, administration of the Contest or in the announcement of the prizes.
NOTICE: ANY ATTEMPT BY AN INDIVIDUAL TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE ANY WEB SITE OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THIS PROMOTION IS A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS, AND SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, SPONSOR RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SEEK DAMAGES FROM ANY SUCH INDIVIDUAL TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW. Not responsible for faulty, incorrect, undeliverable or mistranscribed phone/email transmissions, incorrect announcements of any kind, technical hardware or software failures of any kind including any injury or damage to any person's computer related to or resulting from participating in or experiencing any materials in connection with the promotion, lost or unavailable network connections, or failed, incomplete, garbled or delayed computer transmission that may limit a user's ability to participate in the promotion. Sponsor assumes no responsibility for undeliverable emails resulting from any form of active or passive email filtering by a user's Internet service provider and/or email client or for insufficient space in user's email account to receive email. Sponsor reserves the right to cancel or modify the promotion if fraud, misconduct or technical failures destroy the integrity of the program; or if a computer virus, bug, or other technical problem corrupts the administration or security of the program as determined by Sponsor/judging agency/administrator, in their sole discretion. In the event of termination, a notice will be posted online and all eligible Entries received prior to termination will be included in the judging. In the event a dispute arises regarding the identity of the entrant, Entry will be deemed made by the person whose name appears on the online registration form. Any damage made to the Web Site by an entrant will be the responsibility of the entrant and/or the authorized email account holder of the email address submitted at the time of entry. Proof of submitting Entries will not be deemed to be proof of receipt by Sponsor. Any entries which are suspected of being fraudulent (including those using robotic, automatic, programmed or similar methods of participation) will be disqualified, based on determinations made solely by Sponsor. Sponsor reserves the right to prohibit the participation of an individual if fraud or tampering is suspected or if the individual fails to comply with any requirement of participation as stated herein or with any provision in these Official Rules.
WINNERS: To receive a list of winners, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with WINNERS 7945 as the subject line. Requests must be received by 6/10/16. The winners list will be sent after all winners have been verified.
Sponsor is Home Box Office, Inc., 1100 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10036.
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