This item is a rare and vintage LAGUNA PACIFIC publication titled OVERLOAD which features photography from the 1981 WILLIAM HIGGINS motion picture "BOYS OF SAN FRANCISCO" starring JEREMY SCOTT and STEVE WEST. This magazine was personally photographed by William Higgins.
"Amidst many scenes of San Francisco, Jeremy Scott gets out of the bus depot and sits on a bench outside the conservatory in Golden Gate Park. Steve West offers to heal the stress of travel for Jeremy by offering a dip in his hot tub. Jeremy agrees and at the hot tub the two guys strip down and ease themselves in. Jeremy asks about the TV and Steve turns in on and it is playing porn. Steve makes his own move to put the make on Jeremy. He starts with a kiss and then applies his face to Jeremy's cock. Jeremy returns the favor but then, in a confusing edit, Steve rims briefly, but quickly Jeremy has his rod buried in ass in the Jacuzzi and then in the shower. Suddenly they are back in the Jacuzzi jacking off and they end by kissing at the window as the sun sets.”
It is oversized at 8-1/2” x 11” and is still in UNREAD condition. This item is DEADSTOCK and the original distributor never sold it; it has been in storage for over 40 years.
Anyone familiar with gay porn during the late 70s and early 80s will immediately recognize the phrase "In the William Higgins Tradition..."
While it doesn't really mean anything, it does sound marvelously grand. His films codified the "California aesthetic--called the "William Higgins tradition" in promotional box covers--of slender twinks, generally blond young men in the outdoors, hiking, surfing the Pacific Coast Highway, at rodeos, or on the beach. He launched the careers of a whole new generation of major porn stars in the 1980's--among them Kip Noll ( also know as Kip Knoll ), Leo Ford, Lance. J. W. King, Jon King, Derrick Stanton, John Davenport, Jeff Quinn, and Kevin Williams.
Gay men have always fetishized masculinity and seen straight guys as real guys. A large percentage of gay men see heterosexual men as more masculine than gay men. According to Higgins, gay men want to see straight guys but imagine them as gay, which is partly why 90 percent of the men he uses in his films are heterosexuals, or at least "that's what they like to call themselves. Higgins also likes to recruit men who have typically never done porn or had sex with men before and market their inexperience as an asset, not a drawback. To this day, he enjoys filming the first-timers, especially if they don't really like it. He zooms in on their faces clenched in pain. It makes it real, Higgins says.
I’m selling my collection of vintage 1960-1980s gay pulp paperback novels, pictorial & hardcore magazines, physique photography, magazines & artwork.