It’s the end of an era. As of today, you can see naked women everywhere except Playboy.
In its March issue, the magazine will abandon full-frontal nudity, which has been the core of the brand’s identity since its beginning in 1953, with a centerfold of Marilyn Monroe and lots of pathbreakingly candid talk about sex. As announced in October, Playboy is shedding NC-17-rated fare and revamping itself for the digital age, when racy images are as easy to find as Wi-Fi.
I’m all for empowering women and standing against rape culture and all that, but I think they may have gone a bit too far. A few images from the new Playboy…
But hey, it’s their magazine and they can do whatever they want. Peace be upon Hef.