Screw (magazine)

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The cover of issue 1,061 which replaced the stars and stripes with female and male genitals. Designed by Mikhail Armalinsky
CategoriesPornographic men's
PublisherAl Goldstein (1968-2003)
Phil Autelitano (2020–)
First issue1968
CompanyAMG, LLC
CountryUnited States
Based inNew York City
Miami, FL
WebsiteOfficial Website

Screw is a pornographic online magazine published in the United States aimed at heterosexual men;[1] originally published as a weekly tabloid newspaper with a statement on the cover offering, "Jerk-Off Entertainment for Men".[2] It was first published in-print in November 1968[3][4] by Al Goldstein and Jim Buckley (who edited the short-lived "sister" tabloid Gay[5]), and was printed weekly in tabloid form. At its peak, Screw sold 140,000 copies a week.[6] Founder Al Goldstein won a series of nationally significant court cases addressing obscenity.[7]

On May 2, 1969, Screw published the first reference in print to J. Edgar Hoover's sexuality, entitled "Is J. Edgar Hoover a Fag?"[8][9][10]

The Eulenspiegel Society (the first BDSM organization founded in the United States[11]) was founded in 1971 in New York City by Pat Bond (he was a music teacher) and Fran Nowve, as an informal association and support group for masochists; sadists joined shortly after in that same year.[12] Bond placed an ad in Screw in December 1970, reading:

Masochist? Happy? Is it curable? Does psychiatry help? Is a satisfactory life-style possible? There's women's lib, black lib, gay lib, etc. Isn't it time we put something together?"[13]

Screw's most successful issue, published in 1973, contained unauthorized photos of Jacqueline Kennedy nude.[14]

Stripper and erotic performance artist Honeysuckle Divine wrote a column, "Diary of a Dirty Broad", for Screw for several years.[15] According to Goldstein, her act "was unbelievably disgusting, so naturally, we made her our symbol."[16] She also appeared in Goldstein's movie, SOS: Screw on the Screen.

In 1974, Goldstein and Buckley were charged with 12 counts of obscenity in a federal court in Kansas. The case dragged on for three years through two trials and was finally settled when Goldstein agreed to pay a $30,000 fine.[17]

In 1977, Alabama Governor George Wallace sued Screw for $5 million for publishing the claim that he had learned to perform sexual acts from reading the magazine. The two parties settled for $12,500, and Screw agreed to print an apology.[18]

The magazine suspended publication in October 2003.[19] A New Screw Review was briefly restarted by former employees in 2005.[20]

In 2019, Screw returned as an adult, subscription-based television channel ("SCREW TV") on Roku developed and produced by long-time Goldstein friend and associate Phil Autelitano.[21]

On November 4, 2020, the 52nd anniversary of its initial launch, Screw resumed publishing in digital-only format, published by SCREW TV producer Phil Autelitano (as "Phil Italiano") and Autelitano Media Group of Miami, FL. [22]


  1. ^ Many pages from Screw, including advertisements and classifieds, may be found at and, Retrieved October 19, 2014
  2. ^ retrieved 7/14/2015. Tumbir, Happy Raster
  3. ^ "Defunct or Suspended Magazines, 2003". The Association of Magazine Media. Retrieved 13 December 2015. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  4. ^ Newman, Andy. "Al Goldstein, Who Made Porn Dirtier, Dies at 77". The New York Times. Retrieved 19 December 2013. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  5. ^ An advertisement for Gay may be seen at, retrieved 11/21/2014.
  6. ^ Ashley West, "Remembering Al Goldstein: A Happy Jew," The Rialto Report, January 5, 2014,, Retrieved 30 October 2014.
  7. ^ Frumkes, Roy (2008-12-21). "FIR '08 Stocking Stuffer". Films in Review. Retrieved 3 June 2010. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  8. ^ Marc Davis, "The Screw-y, Filthy World of Al Goldstein", Jewniverse, November 18, 2013,, retrieved 11/20/2014.
  9. ^ The article title is on the cover of issue No. 11, May 2, 1969, reproduced at, retrieved 1/15/2015.
  10. ^ Mike Edison, Dirty! Dirty! Dirty!: Of —Playboys, Pigs, and Penthouse Paupers——An American Tale of Sex and Wonder, Soft Skull Press, 2011 ISBN 1593762844,, retrieved 11/21/2014.
  11. ^ Margot Weiss (20 December 2011). Techniques of Pleasure: BDSM and the Circuits of Sexuality. Duke University Press. p. 8. ISBN 0-8223-5159-5.
  12. ^ "Pat Bond & Terry Kolb". Retrieved 30 December 2019. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  13. ^ "The Eulenspiegel Society | Manhattan Alternative". Retrieved 7 July 2017.
  14. ^, retrieved 11/20/2014.
  15. ^ One article, from March 11, 1974, may be seen at, retrieved 07/14/2015.
  16. ^ Will Sloan, "Al Goldstein: The Anti-Hef",, consulted 11/20/2014.
  17. ^ "Goldstein Pays $30,000, Ending Obscenity Trial". The New York Times. March 16, 1978.
  18. ^ UPI (1977-04-13). "Wallace Settles with Screw". Sarasota Herald-Tribune. Retrieved 11 August 2011. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  19. ^ Sloan, Will (December 20, 2013). "Al Goldstein: The Anti-Hef". Hazlitt. Random House of Canada. Retrieved 22 December 2013. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  20. ^ "The New Screw Review". New York Press. 2 March 2005. Archived from the original on 16 April 2012. Retrieved 11 August 2011. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  21. ^ Walker, Reggie (June 17, 2019). "SCREW TV Brings Storied Magazine to Roku". XBIZ. Retrieved 20 March 2020. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  22. ^ Parkman, Dave (September 18, 2020). "Miami Group to Relaunch Legacy 'Screw' Magazine". XBIZ. Retrieved 1 December 2020. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)