I’m really liking what Amos Mac and Rocco Kayiatos are doing with their extra-special print zine, Original Plumbing. If you don’t have Issue #1, I think there might be some reprints still available, but if you slept on it, don’t blame me. These two trans business men have embarked on a venture that really understands the market. They’ve identified a lack of product in a certain demographic, defined a clear brand, created a high-quality collectible magazine by/for trans masculine folks, and since its launch, have maintained a steady stream of promotional efforts. Release parties and signings, as well as stickers and T-shirts AND NOW a preview for a video-podcast companion??!! Shit man, that’s A LOT of work and it’s fierce that they are doing it. Important to mention is that this kind of NEW MEDIA product-transparency is what connects people to the stuff they follow, it’s really of the times. The Spanish word dichosos applies here, as Mac and Kayiatos are clearly knee-deep in a labor of love, we should all be so lucky to trail blaze an iconic cultural moment within our own communities. Congrats guys! I’m on the edge of my seat here…
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They just put out a little teaser on the web, and I was ready to buy the first BUTT calendar when it was available. After a really shitty month, imagine my amazement when finding the large envelope in the mail today! I immediately KNEW what it was and I hadn’t even ordered it yet! It’s a weekly calendar with photos of men from all over the world, and I’ll go ahead and mention the preponderance of nice-looking Latinos. To keep costs down, the paper stock is a little thin, and each page is totally detachable. Week to week, many of the days have gay anniversaries pre-listed for your hip edification. To name just a few, examples include Harvey Milk’s birthday, the day the U.S. Supreme court struck down a Texas Sodomy law (which was in 2003 WTF), the day Tennessee Williams choked, the first day Leigh Bowery went on display all week at a London art gallery, and the final live show of the Germs. From the press release: From almost every corner of the globe, BUTT fans have submitted their most candid and racy photos, which have then been carefully selected and sequenced over 54 weeks. There’s also a handful of bonus portraits by some of the magazine’s marquee contributors like Bruce LaBruce, Alasdair McLellan and Wolfgang Tillmans. Stay tuned at the BUTT Blog for details on how to get your own!
Original Plumbing, the new indie-print magazine for trans-masculine glory is set to be released on September 26th and if you pre-order now, you get some free stuff. The first 100 pre-orders before the release date get a sticker pack and a mini-gloss photo of OP model, Tuck. This first edition will be a collector’s item, guaranteed. Get your tranny paws on it while you can.
There will be a new print magazing about trans-male bodies and stories and it’ll be called Original Plumbing. So far, there is only a facebook group, website coming soon. From the page:
ORIGINAL PLUMBING is the first of its kind, in that it is a magazine specifically about transguys and is made by transguys. We are selling ad space as well as accepting donations. Please let us know if you are interested in advertising in our first issue or if you are in a position to help and would like to donate. We are selling space from and 1/8th of a page to the whole page. The first run is going to be 2,000 copies and we anticipate within a year a to have a readership and circulation of 10,000.
Please contact originalplumbingPR(((@)))gmail.com with inquiries.
Yes, those screen shots are pre-O face. They are taken from Immersion: Porn By Robbie Cooper, a film that shoes people talking about their relationship to pornography and splices it with footage of the people masturbating while watching it. An exclusive for Wallpaper, this allows you to test your level of comfort in exploring your own sexual repression. Surely you can talk about it, but how well do you fare when around other people watching it? Find out! Get some popcorn and invite a friend to watch with you!
We posted a little while back about Bound To Struggle, a Chicago-based print zine “where kink and radical politics meet,” Practitioners of both kink and radical politics are encouraged to submit their stories by contacting Strikeback directly at s.strikeback-AT-gmail-DOT-com. On February 26th, the editor Simon Strikeback will be having a reading from the zine at Women and Children First bookstore, 5233 N. Clark. Strikeback will be there with some other BTS contributors and you’ll also be able to purchase new and old issues.
Bound to Struggle is a Chicago-based zine founded by Simon Strikeback of Actor Slash Model. It is attempting to be a place ” where kink and radical politics meet.” Volume 3 was just released and is available for purchase for $5 dollars. This zine is classicly printed and distributed via regular mail, and accepts submissions for content. The myspace asks “Does radical politics inform how you do kink? Has kink taught you ways to be a better activist or political thinker? Can the non-physical mechanics of kink (notions of consent, etc.) effect the nitty-gritty mechanics of an action bloc or campaign fight? Do conscientious ideas of environmentalism, anti-sexism, racism, able-ism, classism, gender-ism, etc. figure into the negotiating process of your scenes or relationships? How do you talk about power? Where do these ideas meet action and how do they affect our lives?” Head on over, the table of contents is listed in the blog section of the myspace.
For this edition, we have songs by the Faint and new pop star Janelle Monae. Respectively, “The Geeks Were Right,” and “Many Moons” are the latest favorite songs. We also have a a phone call with Erik and Ruth where a first try goes wrong and then for the rest, Ruth’s audio gets clipped (that’s the distorted sound). Finally, we have encounters with two people from UR Chicago Magazine while at the Raven Fest and an interview with playwright Sharon Greene. The interview was very fun, with Sharon being very open and smart. We sat at Winnemac Park and talked about her new full length “Fake Lake,” the Neo-Futurists and being out, as well as “post-queer.” Erik’s still wondering about this term–if it is a new era in the queer rights movement, TPR needs to know!
The poster, along with the packaging and the limited edition-ness of this first music compilation by Girls Like Us is too cool, too cute and too fucking rad to pass up. Here is the tracklist:
1. No Bra New Girls
2. Light Asylum Lights Out
3. Anat Ben-David Dyke Rider
4. Amy Caron Ready To Wear
5. Mathématiques Modernes Contact
6. Rhythm King & Her Friends Queer Diskothek
7. OMG Michelle! You Don’t Know Michelle (Kingdom Remix)
8. Hirsute wwwboomboomboom
9. Milkymee Everyday Routine
10. Bunny Rabbit It Ain’t Easy
11. Banana Hat Chupacabra
12. Chantelle Tibbs Slapped
13. Pash(ly) Once Made
14. Telepathe Sinister Militia (TMJ!!! Remix)
15. Eliza Douglas Special Girl (Live)
16. Chloé It´s Sunday
17. Dominique Negatives
BUTT No. 23 is a damn good one. Not only does it come with a clear plastic cover to protect it from, uh, sweat, they replaced the back section “Buttstuff” with a more focused but still random set of photos and short articles. Both of these things really hammer home another collectible edition of the quarterly magazine, and the articles aren’t too bad either. Nudie pics and interviews with Andy Butler from Hercules & Love Affair, a sock fetishist, fashion designer and objectifier Thom Browne, the former manager of Wham! and cover boy Slava Mogutin are all in there, something good for the toilet and beyond.