Issue #2 of Daddy Issues just dropped, featuring scrumptious cover star Milan Christopher (photographed by Josh Paul Thomas).
Daddy Issues is the brainchild of Oly Innes aka HOLLYWOOD, who brought his hit UK party of the same name to LA last year, and now offers up this ‘zine that he hopes encapsulates the inclusive spirit of the “DI” scene.
Daddy Issues started as a small dance party in a sweaty basement club in East London in June 2016 and has now grown into a full on international queer brand.
Founders OLLYWOOD and Borja Peña now manage the brand from opposite sides of the world. Borja running the parties in London (in a larger venue) and Madrid and OLLYWOOD looking after Los Angeles, San francisco and “pop ups” soon in New York (April 29th), Mexico and Chicago.
Last November we launched our first venture into print media by releasing Issue 1 of the Daddy Issues Zine. This was a collaboration with photographer Christopher Sherman and Pure for Men. The full colour NSFW, 52-page pocket size zine was a limited edition, collectible ode to the beauty of a diverse range of men. Proving sexy comes in all shapes and sizes and colors.
About ISSUE 2:
Our second issue is entitled Meet Me In The Flesh; a collaboration with Fleshjack. The issue is 84 pages of NSFW queer art and photography. The zine is made up of 22 different photo stories from all over the world. We have stories shot in Australia, India, Paris, London, New York, Canada and Madrid.
Aesthetically Inspired by gentlemen’s magazines from the 70’s and 80’s, our zines mission is to create an extremely sex positive platform that gives artists and models a platform to create work that is uncensored, inclusive, diverse and celebrates all different kinds of queer subjects, juxtaposing masculinity and femininity in true Daddy Issues style.
From an interview we did with Oly last year:
What is the idea behind Daddy Issues?
Daddy Issues has been happening monthly in London and now the party launches in Los Angeles monthly at The Lash downtown on 06/22/17. We also are an apparel line. In September we are doing a very special Daddy Issues in New York which will also be the launch of the Daddy Issues zine.
What came first the T-shirts or the event?
The party came first and we worked with the very talented @heyrooney on our artwork. People were responding so well to the artwork that it was very natural for them to become t-shirts. Soon we are launching our swim suits and caps and right now we are developing sweatshirts and beach towels. Order your Daddy Issues tee at: www.daddyissueslondon.com
What can attendees expect from the event?
Our parties are SUPER CUTE! For our LA launch we have awesome music from our fantastic DJ line up. At every party we give away our very popular tees and pin badges. We are giving the venue a very millennial pink makeover. Of course there will be mega hot go-go dancers who will be wearing pretty much nothing.