Marquis Magazine is a fetish magazine owned, operated, published and primarily photographed by Peter W. Czernich that is produced in Germany. It is published in both German Language and English Language editions.
Started after losing the specific title of his earlier magazine «O» after a legal dispute with Oprah Winfrey, Czernich relaunched his flagship magazine under the new title as a reference to the historical Marquis de Sade. While noted for its specific inclusion of the BDSM subculture, Marquis Magazine evolved to be more inclusive of other fetish subcultures rather than a specific niche BDSM area. The specific interest in the latex fetish subculture inspired Czernich to develop a second magazine specific to that area under the title of Heavy Rubber, though Marquis Magazine also addresses this area in its pages as well, but not as intensely or as the main topic.
Marquis Magazine also features and promotes Czernich's other products including Marquis Films and Marquis sponsored events and spokespersons in its pages.
Marquis Magazine has been published and released since its inception in 1994, though it has altered from a semi-annual to a quarterly cycle. Currently the magazine is released quarterly.
Since 2009, Marquis Magazine has had a Russian edition, released quarterly in free PDF format. It is published in Saint Petersburg by Fetish Studio.
In 2010, Julien and Marilyne, the organizers of the Bal des Supplices restarted Marquis France, proposing a French version of the famous magazine. For this occasion, they launched the Miss Marquis France contest, electing the best French-speaking Fetish Model. The first winner was Rack Framboise.
Where to find Marquis
- Bal des Ardents – 17 rue Neuve, 69001 Lyon www.lebaldesardents.com
- MBA Marquis Body Art – 22 Rue Terme 69001 Lyon, www.marquisbodyart.com
- Libraire HumuS – rue des Terreaux 18 bis, CH – 1003 Lausanne, www.humus-art.com