The secret magazine of every adolescent gay boy in the late 80s and early 90s – Chika Chika, is back, and better than ever. It must be recalled that Chika Chika Magazine, which was the queen fag mag of its era, contained centerfold images of Filipino hunks from Anton to Zoltan, aside from a smattering of showbiz gossip and promotional feeds. Chika Chika was the original gay rag before the likes of glossier Valentino, Coverboy, G [Gigolo] and the salacious Ultimate Expose and Male Bodyshots magazines came into being. Ultimately, Chika Chika, a publication of Graphic Arts and Services, Inc. or GASI, died a natural death.
Now Don Juan Publishing [also the publishers of the new Valentino and Coverboy magazines] has come up with the resurrected Chika Chika magazine. Judging from the cover featuring Ken Nash [aka Derick Rivera of Kuoros 2006] and Alias Gabriel [the younger, cuter one], it has great sparkling promise. Although the showbiz format was stripped, the magazine still features newcomers in the bare-all scene amidst risqué tales. One thing I noticed was the propensity of the photogs to capture the young male models from behind while they were bent over. Hot! Go buy the magazine guys as it has tons and tons of photos and stories.