Is there a Hustler for kids?

Back in 2001, writer and humorist Bill Geerhart posed as a 10-year-old boy and wrote to Larry Flynt, founder of the pornographic magazine Hustler. Below is his letter, and Flynt’s response.

Thankfully Flynt wasn’t the only recipient of a letter from little Billy, and in fact Geerhart sent similarly amusing missives to a number of notable personalities; many of whom responded. All can be enjoyed in the genuinely hilarious book, Little Billy’s Letters.

Transcripts follow.


Billy’s request:

July 22, 2001

Dear Mr. Flynt,

My parents said I could subscribe to your magazine when I turn 18. That is a long time from now, my friend Eddie asked me to ask you if there is a Hustler for kids that wouldn’t make my parents mad. Please let me know.

Thank you!


Larry Flynt’s response:

Larry Flynt

July 26, 2001

Billy Geerhart

Dear Billy,

Your parents are right. You can subscribe to Hustler when you turn 18. Hang in there – you’ll be 18 before you know it. Until then, you should read the Sears & Roebuck catalog.



Larry Flynt