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NSFW Sunday: So What Does a Lesbian Gender Mag Look Like? | Autostraddle


ON OUR BACKS:


Time for a little lesbo-porn herstory! All ye who happen to be too-young or haven’t been obsessively after the ascent & success/decline of all lesbian/feminist/grrl/outsider media for a long time may not know about

On Our Backs Magazine:

Amusement for your Daring Lesbian.
The rest of you are already aware. Even though the mag stopped publication in ’06, the internet site as well as its ancient material continues to be web, which’s odd, yeah? Like an internet ghost community.

See, a long time ago, there seemed to be an US lesbian porno journal with national distribution, and today there is not. With a title inspired by anti-sex feminist papers

Off Our Very Own Backs

,
sex-positive feminist

On Our Very Own Backs

launched in ’84 and ended up being named certainly Utne’s “ten publications to help make a big difference in the 80s.” Early contributors included Pat Califia, Tea Corrine, Dorothy Allison, Joan Nestle, Sarah Schulman, Sapphire, Honey Lee Cottrell, the magazine is paid with bashing on the anti-sex sentiments simmering in lesbian feminism at that time and producing lesbian talk about things like dildos and FISTING.

A little more about

On Our Very Own Backs

:

a model from 2000 publishing her

On Our Backs

pictoral
. This
meeting with Beth Ditto
associated with the Gossip mentions that she posed unclothed for

On The Backs.

Felice Newman, author of

The Whole Lesbian Gender Book,

describing
how she had been a “significantly shut-down lesbian residing in middle The usa when

On The Backs

came along and completely flipped me personally completely.”

A 2007 “interview with Lesbian Pornographer” [and OOB co-founder] Nan Kinney
exactly who additionally started
Fatale News
, the video-production offshoot, about how precisely although she realized lesbians appreciated gender, she could not find anything regarding it anyplace —

“the problem was the anti-porn lesbians managed the general lesbian culture, like the hit.”



Salon interviews
Susie vibrant concerning “sorry state of United states porno”
and also the experience with starting

On All Of Our Backs

.

Susie Excellent has a
comprehensive history of On the Backs
available on the internet, and it’s fascinating; about the first professional photographers and types, the reaction from feminist bookstores and queer women, the challenges of finding marketers and also printing presses and stories of politics & operations behind-the-scenes, including their ultimate falling out in clumps.


It actually was no coincidence that the S/M, punk-era females happened to be the first ever to show their own confronts with the public… they certainly were the first one to have the neurological. It had been as you needed to be a lifetime career whore, a separate outcast, to display see your face in a lesbian journal… aside from your own cunt.

I
n the Boston Phoenix in ’98
, by Tristan Taormino writes with what

On Our Very Own Backs

had been likely to change and asks,

“inside lesbian gender wars, the ‘pro-sex’ contingent arrived on the scene over the top. So howis the pornography?”

The
On The Backs Guide to Lesbian Gender
and
On The Backs: A Erotic Fiction
will always be totally available at your local internet bookstore.


On All Of Our Backs

went broke in ’95. H.A.F. Posting outbid

The Advocate

in ’96 to start out posting

On The Backs

again in ’98 [
this MetroActive post had blended feelings about the relaunch
]. H.A.F. also released

Girlfriends
.

Both mags moved under in ’06, much to the collective dismay.


Very, what exactly do you believe?

What can you want to see in a lesbian porno magazine? Do you read

On The Backs?

Would you? Are there lesbian gender ‘zines available that we do not know in regards to?



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