Little Joe Issue 5 – New York Launch & Reading
5:00 – 7:00
We’re hosting the New York release for the latest issue of Little Joe, a magazine about queers and cinema, mostly. Join us for readings from Katherine Brewer Ball, Adam Shecter, Jon Davies and Sam Ashby, plus get (temporarily) inked with an original Mike Kuchar in Little Joe’s Tattoo Parlor.
A year in the making, this bumper fifth issue features 240 pages of essays, interviews, fiction, and art. Our cover pays homage to Boyd McDonald (founding editor of Straight to Hell) whose legendary guide to televised cinema, Cruising the Movies, is explored in depth by artist William E. Jones.
Elsewhere, Erika Balsom turns detective to discover the truth behind Kenneth Anger’s missing films, Ara Osterweil watches Andy Warhol’s unseen film Three, plus featured interviews with Desiree Akhavan (Appropriate Behaviour), Abdellah Taïa (Salvation Army), and Michael Robinson (The Dark, Krystle). British artist Patrick Staff (The Foundation) documents his time at the Tom of Finland Foundation in L.A., Cait McKinney and Hazel Meyer archive gay porn, and Hollywood survivor Tab Hunter invites us into his video library. E.C. Feiss compares the two recent ACT UP documentaries United in Anger and How to Survive a Plague, and Andrey Shental introduces us to the work of Vladislav Mamyshev-Monroe, one of Russia’s most significant performance artists.
The issue also features works by artists Adam Shecter and Bill Thelen, a letter from Clara López Menéndez to cult Spanish director Iván Zulueta, plus an intergenerational conversation between academics Thomas Waugh and Ryan Conrad, who discuss the queer film canon, and an exchange between artists Zach Blas and Cassils. Jacob Korczynski reflects on the influential British artist, writer, teacher and curator Ian White, who passed away in 2013. Inside each issue is a set of temporary tattoos drawn exclusively for Little Joe by Mike Kuchar. Canadian writer and curator Jon Davies joins Sam Ashby at the helm of this first co-edited issue of Little Joe.
Contributors: Desiree Akhavan, Erika Balsom, Devin Blair, Zach Blas, Katherine Brewer Ball, Cassils, Ryan Conrad, Jemma Desai, Hedi El Kholti, David Evans Frantz, E. C. Feiss, Tab Hunter, William E. Jones, Scott Kepford, Jacob Korczynski, Mike Kuchar, Cait McKinney, Hazel Meyer, Joseph Modica, Bradford Nordeen, Ara Osterweil, Clara López Menéndez, Michael Robinson, Adam Shecter, Andrey Shental, Patrick Staff, Jack Stevenson, Abdellah Taïa, Bill Thelen, Thomas Waugh.