CATHERINETTE: REIMAGINING SPINSTERHOOD FOR THE 21ST CENTURY: HARLOTS AND HOMEBOD: $?, 5 ½” x 8 ½”, photocopied, 17 pgs.

Frank sexuality is a tough gig in zines. You want to believe that your readers are potential friends and allies, not predators and creeps. (An unaffiliated email address today was yesteryear’s PO Box.) Catherinette takes a playful eighteenth century tone, flipping back and forth from harlotry (sans the rampant risk of syphilis), and being a sexual homebody (cats, organization, carefully considered clothing choices). Hats off to Severity Chaste and her alter ego Red Velvet for reclaiming the banner of sexual freedom and a woman’s freedom of choice. I’m all for it. Here’s to hoping people find happiness, regardless of sexual orientation, sexual preferences, and proclivities. Get weird. Be safe. Filter your email. Bring back super-elaborate headwear. ([email protected])