Thud! Splat! Kaboom! A new gay magazine has hit the scene. WoW! (that’s short for Willesden Optical Works). Confidence abounds – the editorial is headed “Who needs Jeffrey?” – good question. Punchy stuff this. First stage – Gay News is “a pure diet of militancy and news” – Well, Jeffrey has plenty of roughage to counteract this. Like book reviews – nearly a whole 90 words of the Wild Boys! Like plugs for Jeffrey – nearly 3 pages! Like nudes – posing like Raphael drawings, leaning on ladders in bowler hats, and flamenco dancing-cum-dagger throwing. Such poses, such photographic clarity! All three of them! Such “cute littlies!”
There is also a sort of Grinspoony cookery column, short stories (sample -“It’s over. He has left you. He grabbed his knickers and his handbag, his poster of Steve McQueen and that bottle of Aramis………” – I could go on. He does.) Featured too is a full page pin-down drawing (a gay giraffe, I think, and so on. And On.
As they say on the back cover:
AT LAST WE HAVE OUR OWN PAPER
Let’s keep it.
SEND YOUR SUBSCRIPTION NOW.
I agree. The address for our own paper is as follows: —
GAY NEWS, 19 LONDON STREET, LONDON W2 1HL. £1.20 for 10 issues.