- the keeper of the flame -
Jeffrey Escoffier is the author of Bigger Than Life: The History of Gay Porn Cinema from Beefcake to Hardcore (Running Press/Perseus Book Group, 2009) and American Homo: Community and Perversity (reprinted by Verso Books in 2018 in its Radical Thinkers series). His book, Sex, Society and the Making of Pornography: Constructing the Pornographic Object of Knowledge is forthcoming from Rutgers University Press in early 2021. He has also edited Sexual Revolution (Thunder’s Mouth, 2003), a compilation of the most important writing on sex published in the 1960s and 70s. He has taught at San Francisco State University, the University of California in Berkeley and at Davis, at Rutgers University, and at the New School University. He has written for the New York Times Book Review, The Nation, The Utne Reader, The San Francisco Chronicle Book Review, Out Magazine and OUT/LOOK.