By Paige Silveria
"What do you think is the enduring legacy of punk culture on sexuality?
It was the gateway to making things more progressive. It created an open dialogue. I don't think young people today are shocked by gender issues and stuff like that. People can be more secure. The terrible way that it was when you would be victimized for being gay, hopefully it's now a thing of the past. Punk was sort of the first culture to embrace different ideas about sexuality. Previously, there was the 60s' sexual liberation, but that was pretty heterosexual. It wasn't until the advent...
by Lucy Jones
"The très collectable tome is out through Dashwood Books from September 1st, but you can start your education right now with Bruce LaBruce's personal essay about that punk life which we're psyched to be exclusively previewing here."...
"Beginning in 1972 and spanning right up to the present day, Showboat provides a chronological survey of the relationship between punk and sex as seen through original posters, flyers, record covers, and ephemera drawn from the editor´s punk archive, The Mott Collection. Alongside this material are written contributions from musicians, artists, writers, designers, activists, sex workers, and filmmakers whose work is wedded to the punk movement. Contributions come in the form of anecdotes, lyrics, manifestos, personal essays, and historical overviews from which impassioned, engaging, and often contentious positions on punk and sex emerge..."
By Ashleigh Kane
"Through Showboat: Punk / Sex / Bodies, Mott and an array of contributors provide anecdotes, lyrics manifestos, personal essays and historical overviews – including filmmaker Bruce LaBruce, Sex Pistols’ Paul Cook, photographer Bob Gruen and writer Will Self – that explore "sex in punk and punk in sex”. Chronologically spanning from 1972 to now, posters, flyers, record covers and various ephemera from Mott’s ever-growing archive, The Mott Collection, are surveyed.
Designed by Dazed’s own Jamie Andrew Reid – who has colour-coded pages to differentiate between contributions (yellow) and archival material (pink) – Mott adds, "What we hope we have created is a....
"...Moving from 1972 right up to present day, Showboat chronologically surveys the relationship between punk and sex through original posters, flyers, record covers, photographs and ephemera drawn from the editor’s punk archive, The Mott Collection.
The publication includes anecdotes, lyrics, manifestos, personal essays and overviews as told by a wide array of contributors – including Sex Pistols’ Paul Cook, VF contributor Vivien Goldman, Eve Libertine of Crass, and writer Will Self..."