Blueboy (magazine)

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Blueboy (ISSN 0279-3733) was a gay pornographic magazine with pictures of men in various states of undress, first published in California in 1974.

Originally featuring more "softcore" images (e.g. male models were usually shown without erections), as well as fiction, news features, essays and social commentary, and articles on music and entertainment, the publication was largely regarded in the 1970s,1980s and early 1990s as a gay version of Playboy or Penthouse. Typical articles concerned social climbing, the latest fashions, picking up strangers, television and film reviews, and the secrets of love. But it would also touch on more pressing issues such as politics and gay rights. For example in the 1970s and 1980s the magazine did stories on Anita Bryant, Harvey Milk, Ed Koch, AIDS and The Reagan Administration.

Beginning in the 1990s, however, with competition from such gay lifestyle and political publications as Out, MetroSource and Genre, the magazine focused much more on hardcore gay images, and jettisoned most of its non-porn content.

Singer Cyndi Lauper mentions the publication in the first lines of her song "She Bop":

Well, I see him every night in tight blue jeans
In the pages of a Blueboy magazine

Blueboy's final issue was December 2007.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Blueboy magazine". OutHistory.org. Retrieved 2012-01-26. 

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