26 - The Muscles Issue

lampoon magazine
450+ pages
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At this time when we are witnessing an abuse of physical and verbal force, Lampoon dedicated the new issue to the theme of muscle strength: to remind us that human strength is first and foremost kind Lampoon – our identity, our sincerity Lampoon is a magazine with an editorial identity composed of storytelling, respect for all human diversity and supporting anyone who wants to bring a positive message of civic and social engagement. In order to produce this narrative, we investigate contemporary aesthetics, producing editorial photography, bringing creativity and fashion in progress, back to the state of the art. The concept of Muscles, according to Lampoon Reiterating this definition of ours, a question may perhaps arise: why devote an entire issue to the theme of force? Especially now that we have been experiencing months during which the use of force has made us feel anger and fear. The title of this issue is not about generic and varied strength – the word is muscles. The devotion is to physical and muscular strength, the most earthly force in our human body. Muscle fibers exist even if they are not bulked up by exercises, weights and drugs, even if they are not exhibited by dictators and fanatics or screaming women. Muscles almost always function without violence. We don’t want plastic muscles, but gentle muscles – those that can hold you in a hug. Linder Sterling, pornography and independent magazines In this issue, Linder Sterling recounts her first contact with pornography: she was a woman and pornography was a male subject. Today, pornography is a field of interest for women. A new aesthetic concerning male pornography is evident; the man is no longer muscular, massive – but slender, almost fragile. Shaving is a thing of the past and hair becomes a sensual subject. The word sexy no longer holds relevance, even in pornography. With the support of Bottega Veneta, the niche magazine Butt is back on the shelves; the only picture of a marble butt is advertising, not editorial – while inside, all the editorial production is dedicated to men who possess in their intimacy, a fragility and roughness – there is a whole article dedicated to hair on the butt as a point of vanity.

Issue: 26
Publisher: Lampoon Magazin
Binding: Softcover
Pages: 450+
Dimensions: 32.2 x 24.2 cm
Weight: 2.0 kg
Language: English

ISBN: 977 2 42079 899 7

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