Sissy (film and literature magazine)

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Logo of the sissy
description Non-heterosexual magazine for film and literature
publishing company Salzgeber & Co. Medien GmbH ( Germany )
Headquarters Berlin
First edition March 2009 (print), November 2016 (online)
Editor-in-chief Christian Weber
editor Bjorn Koll
Web link
Article archive Old booklets as PDF
ZDB 2492005-8

Sissy is a German-language, non-heterosexual culture magazine with a focus on cinema and literature. From 2009 to 2015 Sissy was published quarterly as a free film magazine by Salzgeber & Co. Medien .


The Sissy deals with non-heterosexual or queer-relevant cinema films, DVD / Blu-ray publications and books. It is published by Salzgeber & Co. Medien GmbH . As a free magazine, it was available in cinemas, in book and DVD stores, in trendy bars and at film schools until the end of 2015 and was also sent free of charge to subscribers. The magazine was discontinued after 27 issues. At the end of 2016, Sissy was continued as an online magazine. Since the end of 2018 she has also devoted herself to non-heterosexual literature.


The name of the film magazine refers to a standardized figure within film history. In film history, a male minor character is referred to as "Sissy", who usually acts as a main character's best friend. She has no own erotic interest, but it is often suggested that the "sissy" is gay or at least ambiguous in her sexual orientation. In the context of a heteronormative narrative pattern, she dramaturgically consolidates the dominance of the two main characters as a heterosexual couple (since she does not compete with the masculine "hero"), but as a representative of an alternative masculinity has its own scope and fans. Some actors were almost completely committed to the role profile of the "Sissy", for example Edward Everett Horton or Tony Randall . By the long term as an insult used sissy was combative relation to oneself, succeeded - similar to the term queer - a positive re-evaluation and re-appropriation ( reclaiming ).


The texts come from independent film and literary critics and authors. These included and include Ekkehard Knörer , Rüdiger Suchsland , Fritz Göttler , Bert Rebhandl , Dietrich Kuhlbrodt , Manuela Kay , Martin Büsser , Paul Schulz , Sascha Westphal , Beatrice Behn , Philipp Stadelmaier , Lukas Foerster , Axel Schock , Tania Witte , Anja Kümmel , Sebastian Markt , Gunther Geltinger , Matthias Frings , Barbara Schweizerhof , Tilman Krause , Elmar Kraushaar and Detlef Grumbach .

Web links

Individual evidence

  1. Sissy -Editorial from the end of 2018, accessed on August 20, 2019
  2. GLBTQ article Film Sissies ( Memento of the original from December 12, 2010 in the Internet Archive ) Info: The archive link was automatically inserted and not yet checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice. @1@ 2Template: Webachiv / IABot /