THEY SHOOT HOMOS DON'T THEY? ISSUE 004 LAUNCH
15 NOVEMBER 2007
I DON'T GET IT.
They Shoot Homos Don't They? is a look book for men and their admirers, but you don't have to be gay to get it.
For issue 004, TSHDT? goes on a power trip, interviewing photographer Anthony Goicolea, fashion designer Walter Van Beirendonck, writer Christos Tsiolkas, and film director Martin Sorrendeguy.
Power gaze between the pages: flesh and fruit with Marcelo Krasilcic, shotgunning beer with Jesse Burke, the pretty violence of Andrew Atchison, and Hayden Fowler's animal touch.
I GET IT.
Four men are involved in running the magazine. It began because they were dark about the convergence of homo culture with mediocrity, some call it the mainstream. Rather than flash their queer eyes or mount the barricades, they decided to ask different men: how are you doing, what are your motives, what are you making, and what kind of world are you creating?
TSHDT? is firmly planted (and readily available) in the world's power houses, in particular: Melbourne, Berlin, London, Amsterdam, Toronto and New York City.
TSHDT? contributors aren't just men (or homosexual men). The bottom line is that the magazine puts forward people who are prepared to take a stance. You don't have to be gay to get this. Past contributors have included photographers Craig Doty, Dino Dinco, Benjamin Alexander Huseby and Jason Evans, artists Marc Bauer and PRVTDNCR, writer Mark Simpson, artist/writer Slava Mogutin, film director Kenneth Anger and film maker/writer/photographer Bruce LaBruce.
I'VE GOT IT.
TSHDT? is all about getting it. There is a concerted effort in the editorial direction to encourage people to read between the lines and negotiate their own politics. This ambiguity should not be viewed as indifference. TSHDT? is suggesting several positions.