(Blogmensgo, gay blog of March 1st, 2017) Nineteen months after filing for bankruptcy and fourteen months after a re-launch of Tetu.com, the iconic French gay magazine Têtu has been back in print since yesterday. The newly launched magazine will appear every other month with a new editors’ policy than before.
Although the new Têtu continues the numbering from the previous version, it clearly focuses on other subjects: Instead of half naked cover boys with gym bodies, the first edition shows three young people with different ethnic backgrounds.
This is to show that Têtu wants to “give a new, current and special outlook on the life of gays, lesbians, bi- and transsexuals in 2017” and address younger readers. The average age of the editorial staff, consisting of about ten people, is 26.
The editors want to focus less on fashion and Parisian clubs but more on politics, society and everyday life, including the interests of readers in rural French areas away of Paris.
The current edition therefore looks at French politics, such as the presidential elections to be held on April 23, 2017. Besides other articles on this subject, there will be an interview with presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron who, according to (unfounded) rumors was having a gay affair.
The editors hope to sell about 50,000 copies of the magazine priced at 5.90 EUR.
We hope that the new Têtu will find many new readers.