Tuesday, 12 June 2012

417: Queer Bashing 2

National Lampoon, April 1971
from “Real Balls Adventure Magazine” by Doug Kenney, Michael O’Donoghue, John Boni and Terry Catchpole

This is a just a little excerpt from this issue’s “Real Balls Adventure Magazine”, a parody of both the “Weasels Ripped My Flesh” brand of lurid adventure story pulp magazine and also the extreme anti-commie, far right-wing attitudes of their audience.

So here “fag casting” and “queer trolling” as treated as sports with tips from the “Volunteer Vigilantes against Homos”. Already Judy Garland allusions are de rigeur. My speculations about peacenik = faggot in Colin Wheeler's cartoon are made explicit here.

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