The Smut Issue: Issue VI
It has been said that women in New York generally rack up about double the number of sexual partners than other fellow Americans. We are trapped, willfully, in a city filled with attractive possibilities: money, jobs, apartments, fame, opportunity, and steamy, hot sex. From a subway ride into work to a full day of walking around the city to going to Walgreens to buy toothpaste, the chances of seeing someone f*ckable is highly likely.
Sex seemed like an obvious choice for a theme, but we wanted to keep it sleazy, tasteful, and funny. Which brings us to our SMUT issue, our sixth to date, possibly one of our best. Probably because it was so easy. People know sex, they know porn (whether they admit it or not), and they know what they get off on (check out Jackie Mancino’s article of masturbation: Go Fuck Yourself. Our inspiration came in large part from the mid to late 1970s, when smut really had its hey day. Using slices of Playboys’ tastefully photographed spreads from the early 80s featuring the jungle that is Suzanne Somers bush to the fat titties and rolls of cellulite oozing off the pages of Plumpers. We brought a little Black Heat – which we’re all looking forward to in ’09 – and reminisced on a time when smoking was still sexy. Even Twin Peaks provided a background for a porn inspired photo shoot called Flesh World.
We wanted to present smut the way it used to be and the way it is now. From voyeurs to exhibitionists, fetishists to down right freaks, New York houses them all. We just want to give you a little taste of sex in the city. Enjoy…