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Old 10-13-2015, 07:00 AM   #1
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Playboy covers up

Playboy covers up - The Washington Post

WTF , are we suppose to read the articles now

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For 62 years, the iconic adult magazine has fueled sexual fantasies with glossy fold-out spreads of fully nude women. Furtively hidden in adolescent bedrooms and defiantly plastered on college dorm room walls, it helped spark America’s sexual revolution and tested the country’s acceptance of photos that in an earlier day passed for pornography.

Now, however, in a move that is sure to shock (privately, at least) millions of Americans, Playboy is putting clothes on its centerfolds.

Starting in March, Playboy will no longer feature full nudity. The change — which might seem minor to those unfamiliar with the magazine but is the adult entertainment equivalent of Bob Dylan going electric — is part of a broader redesign of the publication, Playboy said in a statement.

Playboy called it a “a top-to-bottom redesign,” a “reimagined Playboy magazine [that] will include a completely modern editorial and design approach, and, for the first time in its history, will no longer feature nudity in its pages.” It promised to “continue to publish sexy, seductive pictorials of the world’s most beautiful women, including its iconic Playmates, all shot by some of today’s most renowned photographers.” ....

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Im sure they make money off all the online porn somehow.
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Im sure they make money off all the online porn somehow.
or online porn is killing them and they need to clean up to appeal to a broader audience...
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Smart move, I think. In 20-30 years you can tell your grandkids about the days when Playboy had newds.
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wtf?! where am i going to get my porn from now?!?!?!



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wtf?! where am i going to get my porn from now?!?!?!



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or online porn is killing them and they need to clean up to appeal to a broader audience...
You're both right. The magazine was always "classy" porn, but as soon as you ventured into their online stuff, that would change quickly. Mostly hardcore sites paying them to bring in customers. The magazine has been struggling for over a decade now, so this isn't a surprise to me. I'm pretty sure they have contemplated nixing the paper version more than once.
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Old 10-13-2015, 11:52 AM   #9
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You're both right. The magazine was always "classy" porn, but as soon as you ventured into their online stuff, that would change quickly. Mostly hardcore sites paying them to bring in customers. The magazine has been struggling for over a decade now, so this isn't a surprise to me. I'm pretty sure they have contemplated nixing the paper version more than once.
They are not nixing the paper version. They are nixing the nudes IN the paper version.
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I understand. I guess I worded that poorly. They have considered nixing it before, so this change doesn't come as a surprise. Sounds like a "what the hell, why not? We have nothing to lose," kind of scenario.
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Who the fuck reads playboy?
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Rupert Murdoch just bought Nat Geo so probably not
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Who the fuck reads playboy?


Been a subscriber for 7-8 years now. They really do have good articles.
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Rupert Murdoch just bought Nat Geo so probably not
IUno man... I don't care for the content of Fox News but their anchors are pretty hot...



(the female ones anyway )
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Wasn't the whole allure of the magazine lately about seeing "girls next door" dolled up and naked?
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Wasn't the whole allure of the magazine lately about seeing "girls next door" dolled up and naked?
You can see that on Twitter and Instgram...
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The only times I picked up a playboy was if it had some female star or personality naked...
And these days you don;t even need to do that cause it's on the net in minutes.
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The only times I picked up a playboy was if it had some female star or personality naked...
And these days you don;t even need to do that cause it's on the net in minutes.


Honestly the only unique thing about playboy now is the hidden bunny on the cover.
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Been a subscriber for 7-8 years now. They really do have good articles.


My wife bought me a subscription 3 times while we were in college. I agree on the content. There was always something interesting to read.
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or online porn is killing them and they need to clean up to appeal to a broader audience...
, Penthouse tried to match the internet by raising the rouchy and they went bankrupt


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My wife bought me a subscription 3 times while we were in college. I agree on the content. There was always something interesting to read.
+1, my wife bought me some subscriptions as well. Besides the pictorials, there were some good articles. PB set the standard for men's magazines pictorials, interviews and journalism.
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Playboy Mansion listed for $200 million, Hef included

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Playboy Enterprises Explores Sale - WSJ

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Magazine publisher could fetch more than $500 million

Updated March 24, 2016 7:07 p.m. ET

Playboy Enterprises Inc. is exploring a sale, according to people familiar with the situation, a move that comes soon after the storied magazine publisher ditched nude photos and launched a revamp for the digital age.

Investment bank Moelis & Co. is advising Playboy, which Hugh Hefner, the company’s founder, took private in 2011 alongside private-equity firm Rizvi Traverse Management. Mr. Hefner owns a roughly one-third stake in the company, the people said.

Playboy doesn’t disclose detailed financials. In 2015, the company generated $38 million from media, including the magazine and digital publishing initiatives, and $55 million from licensing its brand to other companies, according to a document reviewed by The Wall Street Journal. The licensing business could be worth hundreds of millions of dollars, the people familiar with the matter said.

Playboy could fetch north of $500 million, and potential buyers could include companies that would license the brand for use in consumer goods, new media outfits and trophy buyers, the people said. The 2011 deal that took Playboy private valued it at $207 million. The company owns other assets such as the 5-acre Playboy Mansion, a sprawling Los Angeles home that it recently put up for sale. As Playboy shopped the mansion, bidders for the whole company emerged, prompting the company to enlist Moelis to consider an all-out sale on a separate track, the people said.

Moelis is expected to run an auction for Playboy. It is possible the company will choose to sell itself in pieces or not sell at all and stay on its current course.

The company has endeavored to attract a younger audience as its long-standing brand of hedonism, with “bunnies” and “playmates,” became increasingly outmoded. The cover of the March 2016 issue, the first print edition to eschew nudity, was a visual ode to the mobile app Snapchat, designed to look like one of the service’s disappearing messages.

Mr. Hefner’s 24-year-old son, Cooper, criticized the move to remove nudity from the publication as well as the decision to sell the mansion and said his role in the company had diminished due to a difference of vision with the board. In August 2014, Playboy stopped publishing nudity on its website. The company has said the change helped drop the average user age from 47 to 30.

“Millennials and Gen-Y didn’t view nudity as the issue,” he told Business Insider in February. “The issue was the way in which the nudity and the girls were portrayed.”
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It had a good run while it lasted, but nobody reads magazines anymore and the free nudes are by the millions online. The only thing that would keep them afloat would be high profile nudes of current famous people.
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Huf's daughter Christie saw the writing on the wall from a entertainment/media business point of view in the decade before and resigned from the Chairman/CEO position. Alot of 2nd half of the company's history and resurgence owes alot to her.
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Playboy Mansion For Sale

$200M and Huf included!
Under contract to the neighbor who will combine the property with his.
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I'm guessing subscriptions went WAY down
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