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Al Goldstein (1936 - )

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Al Goldstein (born January 10, 1936) is an American publisher and pornographer. Goldstein founded the tabloid Screw magazine. He was also the host and producer of Midnight Blue, a New York leased-access cable television series. --http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Al_Goldstein [Dec 2004]

Screw magazine - Al Goldstein

(Al Goldstein, publisher of Screw magazine, has a standing offer of $1 million for anyone who can come up with a commercially sold snuff film. That offer has been in place for years. No one has yet laid claim to it.) --http://www.snopes2.com/horrors/madmen/snuff.htm

Screw magazine is a New York-based pornographic tabloid newspaper published by Al Goldstein from 1968 to 2004. Now Screw is published by DJK Productions and edited by Kenny Law. Presently The Screw Show, directed by Joe Gallant, is being put together for its December 24th release at 2:30 am on Manhattan cable television. Also, Gallant and Law are beginning production on The Screw Movie, to be released sometime this spring, at the AVN Awards starting January 5, 2006. --http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Screw_magazine [May 2006]

Suck Magazine [...]

Al Goldstein, the editor and publisher of Screw magazine in New York.

Any time that I publicly stated that I was one of the founders of Suck newspaper of Amsterdam, people would automatically come back and say something about Screw in New York, and I was always forced to elaborate or explain the difference between the two papers. I like Al Goldstein and Jim Buckley, who founded Screw, theyíre friends, but Screw is primarily a male heterosexual humour magazine that uses sexuality as a basis of New York humour. That is not to say that they donít also do a lot of positive good. I think humour is a wonderful medium for transmitting information, but they would rather make a joke about something than ever to deal with something in a serious way. No matter what it is, they joke about it. On the other hand Suck was primarily a sexual liberation newspaper which represented the entire pendulum of sexuality. We had as many women editors as men editors, homosexuality, any so-called perversion ó although I donít think there are any perversions myself. I think itís a fantasy that there are perversions. Any way of expressing oneís sexuality was represented in Suck. And Suck was funny. We used humour, but we also tried to be a serious paper as well. And that was the primary difference between the two: one was Amsterdam European, very wide, and one was New York... what else can one say? -- http://language.home.sprynet.com/otherdex/60snigel.htm [Sept 2004]

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