Tuesday, July 29, 2008

cover girl boy

Remember National Lampoon, the humor magazine that was popular during the 1970s and 1980s? I was a regular reader of National Lampoon and recently obtained a DVD containing all its back issues.

Using the DVD to reacquaint myself with the magazine, I began recalling trans-related references and items that occasionally appeared in its pages over the years.

One trans-related item that was not apparent to most readers was the cover of the October 1974 issue. The theme of that issue was "Pubescence" and the cover featured a young teenage girl displaying a cherry that she plucked from the top of an ice cream sundae.

As I recall, the National Lampoon editors were unhappy with the original cover because the model looked too old, so they enlisted a young male model to play the pubescent cover girl and he, crossdressed as a she, graced the magazine cover that month.

4 comments:

  1. I was always partial to "My Vagina"....although I'd kill for a copy of the Utterly Mind-Roasting Summer of OC and Stiggs....

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  2. Jude --- "Stacked Like Me" was always my favorite.

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  3. AnonymousJuly 13, 2017

    Sigh.......I have been in love with this picture since I was 15, now I discover that it was a boy all these years! What a shocker!

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  4. He's so incredibly beautiful.

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