Before Stonewall, some of the staunchest gay advocates were purveyors of softcore porn whose homoerotic photos fell asunder of the postal service's rigid moral codes. Read about those early trials and the ultimate happy trails in this massive new coffee table book from the COLT Studios pioneer, Jim French Diaries. The surprising history is further enlivened by French's candor discussing everything from issues of race in adult entertainment to how he judged a potential COLT man. Readers may also enjoy 352 pages of nudity. French pushed butch to such extremes and staged his uber built musclemen in such cliched roles -- cowboy, cop, fireman, leatherman -- some wondered if his true subject wasn't artifice. Either way, you'll have no trouble finding the just the right colt for your lasso or holster.