Monday, January 14, 2008


Boyd McDonald (1925 - 1993) was a columnist, journalist, and the creator and editor of the longrunning pornographic fanzine "Straight To Hell", also known as "The Manhattan Review of Unnatural Acts". McDonald compiled first person descriptions of sexual encounters submitted by readers, gave them mock- journalistic, slyly ironic titles ("Priest Dies- Story Won't", "Sports Special: Football Pro Takes Dick"), and intercut them with his acerbic political commentary and cultural criticism, producing an archive of subterranean and illict encounters which fuse functional pornographic narrative with social history. His magazines have been anthologized by Gay Sunshine Press, and "Straight to Hell" is still being published.

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