Tuesday, October 19, 2004

Classics Of The Homosexual Underground

I hesitate to sell these, but I must - I only hope they go to good, appreciative homes. Most porn seems to come out of California, and of course, at least in the 1970's and early 80's, a good chunk came out of New York as well. So it's refreshing to see these little publications from 1969/1970 come out of our nation's capital, Washington, D.C. (published by GUILD PRESS LTD., distributed by Potomac News Company). Slim volumes, each has an introductory chapter entitled "the meaning and value of homosexual literature", citing Greeks, Romans, god, Henri Toulouse Lautrec, Voltaire, and, of course, the Supreme Court. It might seem like the standard "add a bit of education to make it seem legit, then get to the smut" but it is a good little reminder that "since the dawn of history, man has inscribed on any surface, flat or round, his sexual feelings."

Then we get to the GOOD STUFF - "I was moaning and groaning loudly, even though I was hardly heard because Sims had pressed my face so firmly into the mattress that even breathing was a great difficulty for me." I love good literature.