Screw: The Sex Review. No. 315. March 17, 1975
New York: Milky Way Productions, 1975. Tabloid newspaper, newsprint printed in color and black-and-white.
"We promise never to ink out a pubic hair or chalk out an organ. We will apologize for nothing. We will uncover the entire world of sex. We will be the Consumer Reports of sex." January 1970 issue of New York smut entrepreneur and provacateur Al Goldstein’s hardcore tabloid mag. Founded in 1968 by Goldstein and Jim Buckley (who also edited the short-lived "sister" tabloid Gay) with a $350 investment, the New York weekly detailed dirty films and books, swingers and strip clubs, and massage parlors, and all things on the sex beat. Established post-Playboy and pre-Hustler, the magazine’s unapologetically obscene imagery and emphasis on free speech was influential in what has become a multibillion dollar industry. At its peak, Screw sold 140,000 issues per week, and Goldstein was arrested on national obscenity charges a total of 19 times. The magazine ran for over 30 years, publishing 1800 issues before folding in 2003 because, in Goldstein’s words, "the Internet will give you all the porn you want." This "naughty nostalgia" issue includes features on "the fucking fifties," "flashing forties, and "sexy sixties," alongside film and book reviews. Luridly illustrated in black-and-white; cover illustration by underground cartoonist Spain Rodriguez. Heavy wear and chipping to wraps. Good. Item #6133