256 pp., 5 x 8 in,
- Published: May 7, 2024
- Publisher: DOPAMINE / Semiotext(e)
What it means to be sexually promiscuous in contemporary American culture, edited by cult-favorite author Michelle Tea.
SLUTS, the first publication from vulgarian queer publisher DOPAMINE BOOKS, is an exploration of what it means to be sexually promiscuous in contemporary American culture. Featuring personal essays, spilled secrets, fiction, memoir, and experimental works, SLUTS asks writers and readers to investigate the many ways the notion of the slut impacts our inner and outer lives, as a threat or an identity, a punishment or an aspiration, a lifestyle, an aesthetic, a philosophy and rallying cry. From hideous and terrifying first encounters to postapocalyptic polyamory, from unionizing sex workers to backstage tableaux of sex and drugs and rock and roll, SLUTS's stories probe the liberating highs and abject lows of physical abandon. Featuring work from performer Miguel Gutierrez, hailed by the New York Times as “an artist of ordered excess”; former Nylon magazine editor in chief Gabrielle Korn; award-winning author Brontez Purnell; Whore of New York author Liara Roux; National Book Critics Circle Award winner Jeremy Atherton Lin; and a host of additional artists and writers, SLUTS reveals the knowledges provoked by a dalliance with desire.
With work by BRONTEZ PURNELL * VERA BLOSSOM * MEREDITH MARAN * ROBERT GLÜCK * GABRIELLE KORN * CARLEY MOORE * NATE LIPPENS * CARTA MONIR * DREW ARRIOLA-SANDS * TOM COLE * JENNY FRAN DAVIS * BARUCH PORRAS-HERNANDEZ * KAMALA PULIGANDLA * ANNA JOY SPRINGER * LIARA ROUX * HEDI EL KHOLTI * JEN SILVERMAN * LYDIA CONKLIN * SAM COHEN * CHERYL E. KLEIN * JEREMY ATHERTON LIN * MCKENZIE WARK * DAVIEL SHY * FAWZY TAYLOR * CYRUS DUNHAM * MIGUEL GUTIERREZ * CHLOE CALDWELL * D-L ALVEREZ * AMANDA MONTIEL * LAURIE STONE * RYKA AOKI * VERONICA GONZALEZ PEÑA * TALEEN KALI * NICOLE REED * GRACE LAVERY * CRISTY C. ROAD * & more