Hugh Heffner carved out his name, and paved the way for those that followed. Au naturel has become acceptable. With nudity everywhere, it now appears to be more appealing to leave a little something to the imagination. Talking like lions to proclaim a territory, they just needed to sacrifice a few lambs to get there. They’ll introduce their new image in March 2016, before the opportunity to distinguish themselves again slips through their hands.
Some comment to say goodbye to Playboy. They say this will be their end, as if there’s no way to escape being like all that is free online. The original can’t leave, but can only go south.
The stylish men’s magazine has come to see full nude images are “passé,” according to Playboy’s CEO, Scott Flanders. (Somaiya, 2015) Their targeted audience is college age and recent graduates. They haven’t said what to expect other than they’re doing away with full nude images. Wrap her in daffodils, and the appearance is no longer full nude.
Somaiya, R. (2015, 10 12). Nudes Are Old News at Playboy. Retrieved 10 16, 2015, from New York Times: http://www.nytimes.com/2015/10/13/business/media/nudes-are-old-news-at-playboy.html?_r=0