It’s been a year since Playboy Magazine (OG edition) decided to do away with nudity in an effort to rebrand the magazine and attract mainstream advertisers. In that time Playboy went with an aesthetic that appealed to a younger crowd. Long gone were the bleached blonde sex doll look-a-likes. These days it’s all about hipster models.
The new aesthetic works, but was it really necessarily to do away with the nudity? Nope. And that’s exactly the conclusion that Chief creative officer Cooper Hefner came to.
— Cooper Hefner (@cooperhefner) February 13, 2017
Cooper Hefner, Hef’s son and the dude currently at the helm of Playboy, is the first to admit that the way they were doing nudes was kinda dated (duh), but doing away with nudity was the wrong choice.
Playboy without nudity just isn’t Playboy anymore.
The March/April 2017 edition of Playboy is bringing back the nudity, because, uh, #NakedIsNormal. It’s a catchy hashtag and that exactly what you’ll see if you buy the latest edition of Playboy. That and Playmate Elizabeth Elam on the cover, because a hashtag doesn’t sell magazines. Pretty ladies do.
Basically, everything is going to stay the same, except we’re going to see more nipple and bush. I mean all the ladies are trying to free the nipple on Instagram and normalize body hair, because that’s what modern feminism is all about, so it doesn’t make sense for Playboy to do away with those things. No. Sense. It. Makes.