The Dirtiest Dozen by Hank Gross
Approx. 28,110 words.
Published on February 16, 2010.
In 1968, Screw hit the newsstands in New York City. At 25 cents a copy, the first printing of 7000 sold out and soon its circulation topped 100,000. Soon Al Goldstein's venture was joined by KISS, COK, CUN, KISS, FAG, LIK, OOH, SEX, ASS, TIT and WOW, and authorities moved, unsuccessfully, to prosecute them for obscenity. A fun romp through the glory days of the sex newspapers. By Dirk Malloy.