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I watch it for the articles

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by rei, Oct 13, 2015.

  1. rei

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    Playboy is dropping nudity from their issues
    They're right though - if someone wants to see naked women, they're just going to go online.

    Focus: Can Playboy actually survive off their articles? I feel like the days of Shel Silverstein or Margaret Atwood writing articles for them are probably gone.

    Alt-Focus: Awkward stories about discovering or being discovered with playboys.
     
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    Playboy is so benign compared to whats on the internet, I have almost no reaction to it sexually when I open it. Thats how desensitized Ive become to pornography. I think Playboy realizes this, and wants to change its focus. I dont think they are exactly carving out a new niche as they think they are, but with brand recognition, they could certain carve out a section of the market for themselves/ They could have a great guy magazine thats better than Esquire or Maxim, which are just full of ads anyway.
     
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    Yes, if they do it right. But, they won't be competing with Penthouse and Juggz and the like. They'll be competing with GQ and Maxim and those. Which, is why I wrote this in response to Crown in the other thread:
    Can they survive? Yes. Will they? I guess we will see. They are one of the providers of "push of a button" content, too. I don't know what all is different about their subscription website, but you can see all the airbrushed titties and Playboy-grade nudity you like (
    Alice.jpg
    ) at the free Playboyblog.com, along with the non-airbrushed videos (NSFW: http://www.playboytubes.com/826-ali-rose-cant-keep-her-big-breasts-inside-her-bikini).

    Just outside the town where I grew up, there was an old military camp that was closed. All the buildings were gone, but there was infrastructure left, like some roads and foundation structures. It was open during WWI and then closed shortly thereafter, and then re-opened during WWII. It was used for training and stuff, but then as POW encampments. My friend lived adjacent to it, and we would ride go karts all over those roads. We heard a report that some kid had found an unexploded grenade, so of course we went exploring looking for more. We found this old oven, chimney thing. Inside was a big stack of Playboys from the late 1950's. They were weathered, but a GLORIOUS find for a young teenager.
     
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    I've bought exactly one Playboy in my life, while I was in Sao Paulo and they were virtually plastered all over each newsstand. For research, of course. Turns out the Brazilian version of Playboy is indeed better- the women are wayyy more attractive.

    This pretty much sums up my opinion on the matter. Not that I really care, because I won't buy it anyways, but if there is anything I'm curious about it's how they'll differentiate themselves from the other hyper-masculine magazines that don't feature full nudity.

    Alt-focus: Part of my first college internship was making sure the stacks of Playboys and Penthouses were cleared from the bathrooms before board members or investors were visiting. I forgot once while we were scrambling to get the place in order before a meeting and it didn't go over so well. Good times.
     
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    I think that's the only way they can attract the actresses that will get people to actually buy magazines. Besides, they never really survived the "airbrushed asshole" period of the mid-90s.

    But yeah...internet porn. What a time to be alive.

    My uncle had a cool gift for me when I turned 18: the issue of Playboy on the month/year I was born. It was interesting a sort of cultural time capsule with Bo Derek's tatas