It’s the house that Eminem built. Gigantic photographs of Slim Shady—with Rick Rubin; drowning in a sea of half-clad women—adorn the walls of the Tribeca Marble House. Its designer, creative entrepreneur Stuart Parr, who coproduced 8 Mile, acted as host for Wednesday night’s fundraiser for the Perry Moore Hero Fund, a charity that awards scholarships to LGBT youth who’ve overcome great adversity.
Along with the Enimem ephemera, guests like Julianne Moore and Tatum O’Neal, joined by hosts Andy Cohen, Allison Sarofim, and the organization’s founder and Perry Moore’s lifelong partner, Hunter Hill, explored Parr’s collection of sensual photographs by Adam Fuss, as well as the surfboards, and vintage Italian motorcycles that adorn Parr’s modernist manse.” (Parr is displaying the best of his collection, Augustas and Ducatis, in an exhibit at 285 Madison Avenue, “Art of the Italian Two Wheel.”)
Joining Samantha Mathis, Ann Dexter-Jones, Francisco Costa, and Stefano Tonchi, Sarofim arrived with Parr’s daughter, Harper, who was clad in colorful vintage YSL, borrowed from Sarofim. Along with Richard Phillips, Anh Duong, Eileen Guggenheim, and Sean MacPherson, another sprite livening up the room in a full-length Rachel Comey was Emily McEnroe, who recently graduated from the University of San Francisco and is pursuing acting. “I’m lucky to have access to my mom’s closet,” she said. Her mother, Ms. O’Neal, is a great supporter of the charity. She was a close friend of Moore, who died in 2011. “I had dinner with him every night and went to Montauk with him every weekend. I want every boy to be a hero, a superhero, in their own right—like Perry was. And this scholarship makes that possible,” she said.
One of the scholarship’s recipients, Christian Sanchez, who was graduating the next day from college in Queens, had a story that makes Eminem’s 8 Mile upbringing seem dreamy. Sanchez spoke about the challenges of coming to grips with his own identity while struggling with immigration issues. “I remember Googling places in NYC where there were people like me, like Harvey Milk High School,” he told the enrapt audience, which included Sally Singer, Glenn O’Brien, Pamela Hanson, and Todd Eberle. He thanked Ms. Moore for her continued support, not just for LBGT rights, but human rights, saving his most profound thanks for his mother and sister. With their help, and that of the Perry Moore Hero Fund, he’s going to grad school, and mentoring youth who face similar challenges as his own.
“Christian is a great example. He was going to drop out for a semester to work and this kept him in school,” said Hill. “He’s straight-A student. And he has a job. I guess I raise a good amount of money to help kids that need it.” Spoken like a true mensch, or as Eminem might say, an ‘O.G.’
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