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Butt - fascinating gay interviews,
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This review is from: Butt Book: The Best of the First 5 Years of "Butt" - Adventures in 21st Century Gay Subculture (Paperback)
This book was my Christmas treat for 2008 and it didn't let me down. I think the magazine itself is expensive at £7 an issue and I would not have bought this book except for the sizable Amazion discount.It makes sense to read the interviews in chronological order (i.e. from the back, God knows why this did not occur to the editors). The photos are pleasing and there is a nice variety of subjects to explore. One small cavil - the interviewers are usually Dutch and not that well informed about gay culture in the broadest sense. To give one example - one of the interviewees describes a trip to the Thermos sauna in Amsterdam and the interviewer exclaims shock and labels this venue the sleaziest on earth - well honey, maybe you need to get out a bit more?
It is interesting that this magazine is partly inspired (and I suspect bankrolled) by the very wonderful gay photographer Wolfgang Tillmans - if you don't know him you are in for a TREAT he is excellent, maybe not quite in the Nan Goldin league but really with a special talent.
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