In Issue 6 of the biannual F Magazine published and edited by Adam Marnie, a range of writers, poets, and artists have contributed articles, short stories, illustrations, photographs, and much more. This staple-bound and risograph-printed edition focuses sharply on themes around sexuality, from awakening to oppression to liberation. This sixth, black-and-white issue features a profusion of diverse publications: faux New Yorker “The Talk of the Town” articles on exemplary threesomes, 5th-grade sexual comings-of-age, and unsavory one-night stands in Buenos Aires; a short story on filtered and obscure memories of fraught sexual awakening and dysfunctional family; a brief history tracing sexual liberation from France’s May 1968 unrest to the #MeToo movement; articles combining autobiographical vignettes and sociopolitical commentary on #MeToo; short poetic snippets complicating the gaze and objectification; and (possibly) fictive facebook feeds. On the visual side of things, politically and sexually provocative images jostle one another: cartoons of homosexual or otherwise “deviant” sex activity; illustrations of masurbating women with florid genitalia; close-up phallic photographs; slapstick carnal comics (on, for example, unsatisfying minotaur sex and layoffs); and rejected erotic emojis.
This critical collection features work by Tracy Molis, Liz Lee, Jacques Vidal, Daisy Sanchez, Senna Eh Yo, Jared Buckhiester, Greta Malone, Dorothée Perret, Taylor Doran, Megan Plunkett, Alissa Bennett, Heather Benjamin, Jamie Fletcher, Nic Guagnini, Aura Rosenberg and Studio for Propositional Cinema, Raquel Navé, Christopher Russell and Bobbi Woods, Adam Gordon, Cay Castagnetto, Kenny Curwood, Amy Gerstler, Honor Titus, Liza Lee, Ellen Khansefid, Alexis Ross, Vanessa Gully-Santiago, Raina Hamner, Mariah Robertson, and M. Page Greene.