Al Goldstein was crass, filthy, grotesque — and proud of it. The late Jewish porn king was also a quintessential part of the New York that Lukas I. Alpert remembers from his youth.
So Al Goldstein is dead. And Joshua Furst says our culture will be poorer without the Jewish porn king who turned smut into an art form.
Alvin Goldstein, a pioneering pornographer who published Screw magazine and spent decades dodging obscenity convictions, has died.