BUTT magazine 30, Spring 2022
For many readers in the early to mid-aughts, BUTT was something of a revolution. The quarterly indie magazine, with its signature soft pink colors and erotic portraits of gay men, broke ground for pushing against the mainstream and well-groomed aesthetic for something dirtier, raunchier and authentic.
Indeed, BUTT made body hair, beards, pits and bellies the norm for an entire community in its pages. And now, nearly 10 years after its last print issue, the publication is coming back next month for its 30th issue.
It’s being relaunched with the help of Bottega Veneta (they are the sole advertiser of the new issue). On March 3, the brand is holding a pre-launch event in Paris with a three-day installation at the Palais de Tokyo.
The relaunched cover, shot by Clifford Prince King, features two guys spooning in bed with coverlines like “hung,” “fetish” and “femme” displayed. (Bottega Veneta’s signature triangle emblem features the word “30” for its 30th issue.) After the Paris launch, the 100-page issue will become available in other select stores worldwide and for order online.
BUTT is back in print. The veritable home of faggotry returns with a brand new 30th issue spilling over the rim with a super diverse cast of contemporary people:
BABYNYMPH, by Spyros Rennt
Hyperpop DJ loves the artificial and hates discreet men
AJAMU X, by CL Mayers and Cameron Ugbodu, with works by Ajamu X
Hosting London’s Black Perverts Network
HOLLI SMITH, by Felix Burrichter and Kuba Ryniewicz
The reigning queen of queer hair
SEQUENCE, by Clifford Prince King and Willy Ndatira
BILLY VEGA, by AA Bronson and Victor Luque
The perfervid porn star
HOMOKOMANDO, by Karol Radziszewski and Kuba Ryniewicz
Buff resistance in Poland
JOINT, by Heinz Peter Knes
SUNIL GUPTA, by Prem Sahib and Kuba Ryniewicz, with works by Sunil Gupta
Cruising with his camera
RICHARD JOHN JONES, by Erik Wong and Anton Shebetko
On art and fisting
TEARGARTEN, by David Lindert
Poems and photographs
FÉLIX MARITAUD, by Gert Jonkers and Spyros Rennt
The highly versatile actor
TONY’s DIARY, by Sean DeLear, with Michael Bullock, Cesar Padilla and Daniel Trese
The 1979 Diaries of a Bitchen Faggot