Whenever I see HUSTLER magazine, which is still considered by many to be more explicit and more self-consciously lowbrow than it’s competitors Playboy and Penthouse, achieve that high watermark of another triumphant year as America’s number one adult magazine I get a big old lump in my…ahem, throat!
The July 2011 issue, which is just arriving on newsstands this week, marks the 37th Anniversary of the magazine. Not only is this a watershed moment for Larry Flynt’s flagship publication since 1974, but it’s the first time I’ve ever attempted chronicling such a significant moment in history. My 3-page comic, The Rise of the Hustler Empire, is featured in this issue. It’s the illustrated story of young Larry Flynt, how he has taken on his detractors and, in most cases, beaten them. Not only are there a lot of swell-looking girls to look at in this issue, but you’ll also find a great article on Piranha 3d’s Riley Steele and an excerpt from Larry Flynt’s new book about White House sexcapades, One Nation Under Sex. I’d like to recommend picking up a copy of the 37th Anniversary issue next time you’re at your local truck stop, magazine rack or adult book store. Hell! Do what I do and pick up two!