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BUTT MAGAZINE, a sexy pocket-size quarterly for and about homosexuals, refreshingly focuses on the allure of the everyday guys. And all their issues are archived online! NSFW.
posted by hermitosis (64 comments total) 15 users marked this as a favorite

 
This series of drawings is hysterical because it ranges from the sexual to the absurd to the mundane.
posted by piratebowling at 9:18 PM on July 31, 2007


"My first boyfriend was a celebrity. Michael Stipe...He’s a good guy, though. People give him hell, but he was a good lay. He could fuck the chrome off a bumper. He definitely fucked the shit out of me. That was fun."
posted by Joseph Gurl at 9:21 PM on July 31, 2007


Gert Jonkers and Jop van Bennekom.
We’re two homos from Amsterdam, The Netherlands. We’re both blond and uncut.
Well, that's all I need to know. Next stop, Amsterdam.
posted by dirtynumbangelboy at 9:21 PM on July 31, 2007


This book for gay. I'm so CURIOUS.

AAAH!

... I wasn't ready for that! It was just ass right away! I thought there would be table of contents, then ass.
posted by Ambrosia Voyeur at 9:23 PM on July 31, 2007 [7 favorites]


Finally some a gay guy on teh webs that I look better than!
posted by porpoise at 9:28 PM on July 31, 2007 [1 favorite]


Metafilter: I wasn't ready for that! It was just ass right away!
posted by exogenous at 9:29 PM on July 31, 2007


My favorite headlines from the archive, in no particular order:

FILMMAKER HAS A ROLEX WATCH AND IS INTRUIGED BY KIDS FUCKING IN THE BASEMENTS OF HOUSING PROJECT

HOMOSEXUAL PARTY HOST AND AMATEUR ARTIST USED TO HAVE A HORSE

FORMER FASHION MODEL BECAME A MAN WITH QUITE A CUNT
posted by Armitage Shanks at 9:31 PM on July 31, 2007


FORMER FASHION MODEL BECAME A MAN WITH QUITE A CUNT

Was his name Mike Hunt?
posted by Eekacat at 9:35 PM on July 31, 2007


From the submission guidelines:
Sometimes it fits BUTT, sometimes it doesn’t.
Can't argue with that.
posted by Anything at 9:48 PM on July 31, 2007 [1 favorite]


This post was deleted for the following reason: Dude, gay porn? Really? That's what you wanted to share with everyone today?
posted by fandango_matt at 9:50 PM on July 31, 2007


This isn't porn. It's a pretty great magazine, in fact.
posted by Joseph Gurl at 9:56 PM on July 31, 2007


I don't know what the fuck it is, but gay porn it ain't.
posted by KokuRyu at 9:57 PM on July 31, 2007


I want a BUTT shirt like you would not believe. Cock optional.
posted by tristeza at 10:02 PM on July 31, 2007 [1 favorite]


Finally some a gay guy on teh webs that I look better than!
I'll say
posted by tellurian at 10:02 PM on July 31, 2007


This post, it's so gay. Thanks! Just something gay, without politics! I almost forgot any such thing existed, outside of porn.
posted by Goofyy at 10:07 PM on July 31, 2007


This post was deleted for the following reason: Dude, gay porn? Really? That's what you wanted to share with everyone today?

It's not porn. Not everything gay is gay porn. Look past the subject matter, maybe?
posted by Blazecock Pileon at 10:20 PM on July 31, 2007


Nobody let Chris Onstad see this.
posted by boo_radley at 10:33 PM on July 31, 2007 [1 favorite]


Best Of Web
posted by humannaire at 10:35 PM on July 31, 2007


Okay, if you say so!
posted by fandango_matt at 10:39 PM on July 31, 2007


Yes, I definitely say so. [And you thought the FPP link was NSFW? Wait 'til you see this!]
posted by humannaire at 10:44 PM on July 31, 2007


Okay, if you say so!

By way of example, The Onion (AV Club), Wired and Cosmopolitan, among other publications, have sex columns, or republish writings which deal graphically with sexuality, yet we do not call these publications pornographic because of it.
posted by Blazecock Pileon at 10:45 PM on July 31, 2007 [1 favorite]


BTW, fandango_matt, did you find this?
posted by humannaire at 10:46 PM on July 31, 2007


I liked the cheeky presentation, so I eased in slowly, but right when I got pretty deep into BUTT I ran into something unpleasant: their issues are sold at all American Apparel stores. So if I want to get mine I have to deal with that shit. Oh well, I'm glad I came anyway.
posted by Ambrosia Voyeur at 10:47 PM on July 31, 2007 [4 favorites]


Not that I really care about the designation, either way, because as explicit as it is, it is what can be called "best of the web" (or certainly unusual) — but if there's a need to call out this thread, calling it "gay porn" is not an accurate reason for doing so.
posted by Blazecock Pileon at 10:48 PM on July 31, 2007


posted by humannaire BTW, fandango_matt, did you find this?

Yes, but that picture was taken a long time ago, and I've lost a lot of weight and the beard since then.
posted by fandango_matt at 10:49 PM on July 31, 2007


Yes, I definitely say so. [And you thought the FPP link was NSFW? Wait 'til you see this!]

DOES NOT COMPUTE WITH BRAIN
posted by daninnj at 10:52 PM on July 31, 2007


Wait a minute. Prince is teh ghey? Does not compute.

Oh, and, Ambrosia Voyeur wins.
posted by fuse theorem at 10:56 PM on July 31, 2007


this is amazing
posted by Optimus Chyme at 11:41 PM on July 31, 2007


fantastic. thank you.
posted by serazin at 12:23 AM on August 1, 2007


Blazecock, you forget -- a magazine with naked or half-naked women could be Cosmo, Vanity Fair, Maxim, National Geographic -- any number of things, really.

But any magazine that shows more than a hint of dangle is, by definition, "gay porn".

Didn't you get the memo?
posted by Avenger at 1:01 AM on August 1, 2007


LOLZBUTTFUCKERZ
posted by quonsar at 5:20 AM on August 1, 2007


butts lol
posted by mr_crash_davis at 5:42 AM on August 1, 2007


For everyone who's overthinking a plate of fandango_matt, and then snarling at him, it's just a joke. Reference.
posted by Slithy_Tove at 5:58 AM on August 1, 2007


Am I too late?
posted by Faint of Butt at 6:13 AM on August 1, 2007


I really enjoyed the Joe Gage interview. I've always enjoyed his productions more than anyone else in the genre. Now I see he's also someone I'd relate to and enjoy meeting in person. Thanks for posting this.
posted by Robert Angelo at 6:23 AM on August 1, 2007


It's not porn.

Um, I clicked on the first link and saw a dude muching ass. That's porn. Not that there's anything wrong with that.
posted by jonmc at 6:28 AM on August 1, 2007


MetaFilter: I clicked on the first link and saw a dude munching ass.
posted by fandango_matt at 6:46 AM on August 1, 2007


Someone's snarling at fandango_matt?

Lucky stiff.
posted by humannaire at 6:49 AM on August 1, 2007


God damn it, the only reason I clicked on this thread was to post "butts lol" but crash beat me to it by an hour and change.

Fuck you, I'm doing it anyway. butts lol. Thank you for your time.
posted by Kwine at 7:01 AM on August 1, 2007


But any magazine that shows more than a hint of dangle is, by definition, "gay porn".

Eh. Look, I think abbywinters is great for the way it showcases everyday girls instea of manufactured sexbombs, but I'm not gonna insult people's intelligence by denying that it's porn.
posted by jonmc at 7:02 AM on August 1, 2007


Well, here's the deal with BUTT. It really is mostly articles (though many of the articles, as you can see, are about sex). You definitely have to flip through and look to find the photos, and some of them aren't fully nude.

So if it's porn, it's at a risqué level somewhere around Playboy, possibly lower. It just seems more transgressive because it's unusual in its content and style, down to the pink goddam paper it's printed on.
posted by hermitosis at 7:13 AM on August 1, 2007


Um, I clicked on the first link and saw a dude muching ass.

Munching or mulching?
posted by Brandon Blatcher at 7:20 AM on August 1, 2007


How bizarre: I was throwing out some old newspapers yesterday and just happened to read an article that mentions this zine.
posted by kittyprecious at 7:32 AM on August 1, 2007


(Yes, in May of 2007, the New York Times used the term "zine.")
posted by kittyprecious at 7:34 AM on August 1, 2007


Damn, dude's up in that ass like he's blowin' on a tuba!
posted by The Straightener at 7:34 AM on August 1, 2007


hee hee, reminds me of this video i saw a few weeks ago here...
posted by lisalisa123 at 8:05 AM on August 1, 2007


Seems especially weird to call it a zine when you see who BUTT's advertisers are-- huge designer labels and so forth.
posted by hermitosis at 8:06 AM on August 1, 2007


Neat stuff. There are at least a couple of great interviews in there, like the dude who did that new Caligula flick.
posted by klangklangston at 8:25 AM on August 1, 2007


Nice to see BUTT on Meta. I've read it since the first issue and every time I leave the store I'm afraid that it's going to be the last one I can buy. No one I talk to has ever heard of it.
posted by thankyoujohnnyfever at 8:39 AM on August 1, 2007


I don't believe the butt-munching photo on the front page is porn. Porn isn't about the subject matter of sex, but the goal of stimulating sexual desire. I'm a gay man and this photo doesn't arouse me in the slightest, nor does it seem intended to. Each person's perception is different, of course, but it seems to me this picture is more about evoking a time and place where intimacy is occuring. It stimulates me to think of how our surroundings influence our intimacy. The direct depiction of sex is left to the back of a head and the curve of a thigh. The more explicit depiction of the sex act is merely a reflection in a piece of glass. What stands out to me just as much, if not more, is the swimming pool, the plants, and the statue in the background.
posted by PigAlien at 9:39 AM on August 1, 2007 [1 favorite]


You're overthinking a tossed salad, PigAlien.
posted by Cyrano at 10:03 AM on August 1, 2007


Nah, he's not. The men in that photo carry the same visual weight as the other props-- the plants in vases, the furniture. It's a photograph of hazy dreamworld of sex and riches; it's a materialistic statement, not a truly erotic one.
posted by jokeefe at 10:19 AM on August 1, 2007


Hey, I was wondering what all the munch-fussing was about! That photo wasn't up there when I posted this; they must have changed it this morning.

Really, is it more or less "pornographic" than, say, this Dolce and Gabbana ad, or this one? These ads are running in mainstream fashion magazines, to occasional outcry that results in them being "retired" from the campaigns.

I agree with jokeefe though about the BUTT photo being mainly about materialism-- which IS a truly erotic message, though, as advertising has contributed to materialism and eroticism becoming practically indistinguishable, at least in America.
posted by hermitosis at 10:39 AM on August 1, 2007


They have good articles with rare photos of the occasional cock. Who cares if it's porn or not?
posted by cmonkey at 10:49 AM on August 1, 2007 [1 favorite]


One person's erotica is another person's porno, and vice versa. In my opinion, as Justice Stewart Potter once memorably wrote in a somewhat similar context, "I know it when I see it, and the [material] involved in this case is not that."
posted by blucevalo at 10:52 AM on August 1, 2007


Whoops, Potter Stewart, not Stewart Potter.
posted by blucevalo at 10:53 AM on August 1, 2007


MetaFilter: Good articles with photos of the occasional cock.
posted by fandango_matt at 11:12 AM on August 1, 2007


Dear AskMe: How can I tell if my cock is occasional?
posted by everichon at 1:26 PM on August 1, 2007


I wonder what Anne of Green Gables would think of this magazine? I wish Gilbert Blythe were interviewed nude in it!
posted by PigAlien at 2:14 PM on August 1, 2007


everichon: have you ever wiped off on an occasional dress, or rested it on an occasional table?
posted by boo_radley at 2:49 PM on August 1, 2007


Metafilter: Fuck you, I'm doing it anyway. butts lol. Thank you for your time.
posted by joannemerriam at 6:51 PM on August 1, 2007


This zine is awesome, thank you for posting it to the blue! Weblogs are cool and stuff, but I miss good ol' fashioned zines.
posted by Nelson at 8:03 PM on August 1, 2007


It just seems more transgressive because it's unusual in its content and style, down to the pink goddam paper it's printed on.

I am going to have to agree that pink paper is indeed transgressive. What the hell is happening to the world?
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 10:41 PM on August 1, 2007


As has been conclusively established, porn is something that ceases to be interesting when you've finished fapping. Therefore - not porn, in this case.
posted by Jon Mitchell at 1:13 AM on August 2, 2007


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