??!! Entertainment For Men
posted by December 10 at 14:21 PMon
My boyfriend picked up a Playboy for me at a big disco party at Nectar on Saturday night—for the articles, of course. He noticed that the April 1971 edition featured a “Playboy Panel on Homosexuality,” and he thought I might find it interesting. I might—I haven’t had a chance to read it yet—but after flipping through the magazine I’m thinking the ads might be more interesting than anything Judd Marmor, Phyllis Lyon, Kenneth Tynan, or any of the eight other people on Playboy’s sprawling panel had to say about the gays in 1971. Page after page after page of Surgeon-General-warning-free cigarette ads, ads for malt liquor, crazy-ass shoes, stereos, and on and on. But my favorite is this ad for… well, it’s clothing, I guess.
Man. Look at those duds. Ever been to a ’70s disco party and felt that the folks in their bellbottoms and pimp outfits and ugly shirts were overdoing it a bit? It looks like they weren’t.
And it’s hard not to feel awful for the black dude. Four hundred years of slavery, a century of Jim Crow, and then… a double-knit zip-up purple jump suit with a matching purple hat. Man. If you weren’t for reparations before, you better be for ‘em now.