Adult Magazine No. 1
Published by Adult Content
Edited by Sarah Nicole Prickett.
Adult is a magazine of new erotics. In photography, conversation, art, criticism, essays and original reporting, it returns to the first meaning of "radical"--the roots of things, traced below the skin. In Adult no. 1, we discover sex in the novels of Gordon Merrick, steal Rachel Kushner's emails, and spy on masturbating friends, shot by Kava Gorna. We profile three maverick filmmakers from three generations: Ryan Coogler, Deborah Kampmeier and David Cronenberg. Katherine Bernard builds a shrine to Erica Jong's Fear of Flying, now 40 years old, and Wangechi Mutu, the Kenyan-American artist, shares her dark materials. Various kinds of bodies are portrayed in photographs by Nancy Reyes, Flora Hanitijo and Henrik Purienne, and in fictions by Dodie Bellamy, Tamara Faith Berger, Kristopher Jansma and more. Our written features cover the ends of an empire, from the last great toy factory to the national nightmare that is Florida. Plus, Adult delivers a preview of Mia Schwartz and Chris Randle's very graphic novella, Charivari.
Featured image, by Kathryn MacNaughton, is reproduced from Adult Magazine No. 1.
PRAISE AND REVIEWS
T: The New York Times Style Magazine
Alainna Lexie Beddie
“I wanted Adult to feel like a secret,” she [Sarah Nicole Prickett] said about the quarterly magazine, which will hit select newsstands, including Marc Jacobs’s bookstore, BookMarc, and the Museum of Modern Art, in mid-November. Despite the “Not for sale to minors” disclaimer on its cover, Prickett isn’t shy about hoping the young and curious find it, even if they have to steal it. “I want to go on the record as being very pro-minors,” she said. “I love teen girls. I wish I could have been one — I was awful at it. The best I can hope for is the feeling I had as a teen, which is that I couldn’t wait to get older. I want people to feel like that until they’re 70.”
Adult — a new magazine “of contemporary erotics and experience” — celebrated its first issue with a party in Chelsea last weekend. The party promised free drinks, free candy, and free porn; invitations admitted “you plus two.” The magazine itself suggests a similar spirit of exuberant debauchery. Its inaugural issue includes a photo spread of models masturbating, a recipe for fried-oyster omelets, fiction, profiles of filmmakers, plus “new and recent poems by poets we’d like to fuck.”
New York Magazine
The first issue reads as if The Paris Review married Hustler. Erotic photography by Kava Gorna runs alongside an art portfolio by Wangechi Muttu. Literary phenom Rachel Kushner shares her e-mails; Katherine Bernard pens an essay about Erica Jong's Fear of Flying.
Alison S. Cohn
Now that the days of secreting Playboy under the proverbial mattress are long gone, a new art triannual is giving life to print erotica. Edited by Sarah Nicole Prickett, with contributors inclunding Stephanie LaCava, Rachel Kushner, and Cord Jefferson, Adult is a feminist take on a dirty magazine, complete with salacious photo spreads. One of their bylaws declares, " In every photo editorial, the model is the subject, not the object."
Sydney Review of Books
Sarah Nicole Prickett’s Adult, the first feminist sex magazine that is both feminist and sexy.
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