After BUTT explores the legacy of BUTT magazine (2001-11) the iconic pink and black publication made by and for gay men. In artist Ian Giles’ film (34 mins, 2018); a group of young gay men re-animate transcribed interviews conducted with BUTT’s editors, photographers, writers and community. Through these shared dialogues, the discussion charged with anecdotes evolves into a larger conversation exploring how BUTT shifted expectations and captured collective histories. The film also engages with BUTT’s lack of diversity and challenges the contemporary role of print publications. This screening will be followed by a panel discussion about gay publishing moderated by Joshua Lubin-Levy with contributions from Abi Benitez and Tom Jackson, editors of Gayletter; Sean Santiago, founder of Cakeboy; writer Michael Bullock, BUTT / Apartamento and artist Ian Giles. Ian Giles is an inaugural recipient of the Shannon Michael Cane Award.
Presented at NYABF 2018. Recording courtesy Blank Forms.