It is true that few women buy porn featuring images of men, but could it be that this is because the few available magazines - Playgirl, for instance - don't have a very imaginative aesthetic? Sweet Action is, as its creators are quite happy to spell out, "porn for women, made by women". It's a slim 40 pages, mixing colour and black and white photography with illustrations and a few sparse articles. It seems that the demand for sexual imagery aimed at women is there: Women should be more greedy and up front about their desires - whatever form they take.
There are two interviews, one with Seen [sic], the fortysomething "godfather of graffiti" who obligingly answers Sweet Action's questionnaire, but keeps his clothes on, and a more extensive talk with Eugene Hutz, frontman of the Ukranian gypsy punk band, Gogol Bordello, who does take his shirt off.
Cheating — Without The Sex
She may not need to do much market research about her target readership. Women should be more greedy and up front about their desires - whatever form they take. Namely, they don't accept erotica or poetry, and they pick straight men that they personally fancy as models - they're not interested in unobtainable superstars or gay men. As befits a small, independent zine, it's a wonderful exercise in self-indulgence. Robin says they probably could be accused of "objectifying" their models, but "people can accuse us of a lot of stuff. It's a slim 40 pages, mixing colour and black and white photography with illustrations and a few sparse articles.