In 2001, Gert Jonkers and Jop van Bennekom started BUTT, the pocket-size magazine by, for, and about homosexuals. Flash forward twenty-nine issues, three calendars and fifteen parties later, BUTT is still the place where gays can speak candidly about their ideas, work, and sex lives.
From offices in Amsterdam and London, BUTT continues to be the go-to destination for the frank interviews and erotically-charged photography that made BUTT magazine the most admired and influential gay-interest publication of the last decade.
Inside this issue:
THAT MAN: by Peter Berlin.
PETER BERLIN: Sixty-something German artist from San Francisco spent his entire life getting laid. Interview by James Anderson. Self-portraits by Peter Berlin.
STEPHIN MERRITT: Chain-smoking fag from the Magnetic Fields writes songs in grotty gay bar. Interview by Alex Needham. Photography by Marcelo Krasilcic.
LUTZ: Fashion homo from Germany grew up naked and makes clothes in Paris. Interview by Jop van Bennekom. Photography by Wolfgang Tillmans.
THE CLONE: A double-sided Butt poster. Modelling as Al Parker: Michael. Photography by Joe Oppedisano. Styling/Production by Tim Groen.
CASEY SPOONER: The bi-annual interview. Interview by Gert Jonkers. Photography by Terry Richardson.
JONNY: Photography by Andreas Larsson.
JONNY WOOSTER: Rather interesting performer and professional party slut from London hates everything. Interview by David Mills.
MARCELLO: Garbage man finds bag of flesh-coloured dildos in compactor room.
Interview by William Van Meter. Photography by Slava Mogutin.
BUTTSTUFF: The reader’s section. With submitted pictures, letters, drawings, cock talk, vintage material, sex review and other trivial stuff.
TOP MAN: by Bertrand Le Pluard.