But she said it took some urging from her year-old son. Playboy announced in October that models will no longer bare it all in its pages. The magazine debuted in with Marilyn Monroe on its cover and, under the leadership of Hefner, it became an indelible part of American culture for decades. But the ubiquity of online pornography changed the equation for magazines like Playboy, and that was a factor in its decision to do away with nudes. And that is unfortunate. Playboy would like to be a bridge in the gap between sex and understanding of sex between men and women.
It bears repeating: page 3 is still an ugly institution
W hat, other than tweet and plot his succession, does Rupert Murdoch do all day? Recently, it emerges, the year-old has been turning his mind to fashions in soft pornography, specifically as they affect his own contribution to the genre, Page 3 in the Sun. This innovation made for steady progress from health and efficiency-ish images to unabashed lewd. As in contemporaneous dressing rooms at the BBC, this 70s sleaze could easily be passed off, by its beneficiaries, as healthy sexual liberation. Until the Sexual Offences Act, Murdoch and his bawds could see nothing wrong in exhibiting year-olds, such as Samantha Fox, a schoolgirl when she first went on display.
What if every team in the NFL were a famous or infamous actress? Would your team be the glamorous movie star type? The "girl next door"? Or the washed-up Hollywood has-been?