Monday, October 27, 2008

They Shoot Homos Don't They?

I made it to the incredible NY Art Book Fair yesterday and found myself really digging the Queer arts and books section of the event. Go figure!

They Shoot Homos Don't They? is a magazine for men and their admirers but it isn't so much porn and nudity as it is a character study on the modern gay male. Each issue deals with a specific topic but it is up to the reader to decipher their own meaning out of it.

I found They Shoot Homos Don't They? to be loud and colorful and pop-gay but most of all I enjoyed their motto and stance:
Four men are involved in running the magazine. It began because they were dark about the convergence of homo culture with mediocrity - some call it the mainstream. Rather than flash their queer eyes or mount the barricades, they decided to ask different men: how are you doing, what are your motives, what are you making, and what kind of world are you creating?

TSHDT? contributors aren't just men (or men who bang men). The bottom line is that the magazine puts forward people who are prepared to take a stance. You don’t have to be gay to get this.

TSHDT? is all about getting it. But this doesn’t mean you have to give it your best Butch Queen Vogue Fem Performance. There is a concerted effort in the editorial direction to encourage people to read between the lines and negotiate their own politics. This ambiguity should not be viewed as indifference. TSHDT? is suggesting several (sexual) positions.
I am very fond of this neo-gay au naturale art thing. Keep it coming!
See also: Pinups and Butt Magazine (NSFW.)


Marker said...

As a Butt magazine subscriber (all the way from the Netherlands . . . the magazine, not me), I:

1.) love the phrase "neo-gay au naturale thing"


2.) thank you for this post about TSHDT?

David said...

I'd be in favor of it, too, if I had the vaguest idea what they were talking about. Sorry, that went completely over my head. Call me a simpleton, but I like the ideas I read about to be spelled out for me.

Knucklecrack said...

I don't know if I'd ever call you a "simpleton" but what I would call you is sweeter than butter pecan pie with rainbow sprinkles on National Mickey Mouse day!