Our cover film is Frank Ripploh’s autobiographical Taxi Zum Klo (1980), an extraordinary debut chronicling his dual life as Berlin schoolteacher and sex “hunter” which he discusses in a fascinating, candid interview, translated and published here for the first time.
The issue also features a conversation between director John Waters and Tate Modern’s curator of film Stuart Comer; an interview with artists A.K. Burns and A.L. Steiner about their sociosexual porn video, Community Action Center; an essay on the covertly queer film magazine Films and Filming; an essay on Parker Tyler, Myra Breckinridge and Mae West; John Cameron Mitchell’s Video Library; a specially commissioned short story about Sal Mineo by American poet and author Kevin Killian; and American poet and cultural critic Wayne Koestenbaum’s never-before-published talk on rarely seen Warhol epic Taylor Mead’s Ass.
Contributors: Justin Bengry, James Boaden, A.K. Burns, Shannon Michael Cane, Stuart Comer, Lauren Cornell, Benjamin Critton, Christopher Duncan, Kevin Killian, Wayne Koestenbaum, Ryan Linkof, John Cameron Mitchell, Bradford Nordeen, Jenni Olson, Frank Ripploh, A.L. Steiner, Rebecca Thomas, John Waters & Matt Wolf.
94 pages, 139 x 210mm
Edition of 1,000