Playboy’s Naked Truth

Playboy magazine wants us to believe that nudity is power, but just who is its message really aimed at?

19th February, 2017

The nude is back. A year after banning fully naked women from its pages, Playboy magazine has done an about-turn, announcing last week that it was reversing the policy. The cover of its next issue, for March/April 2017, features a topless model baring her breasts in a tasteful, artistically shot pose. “Naked is normal,” reads the headline.

For many observers, the move represents just another doomed strategy in the brand’s desperate struggle for...

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