Playboy made history many moons ago by having the first magazine containing nude women.
“If you look at Playboy, its influence upon America and upon Western notions of sexuality are incredibly profound,” Deadline Hollywood senior writer Dominic Patten said. “Here is a magazine that started literally when Dwight Eisenhower was president. And now it’s 2015 and it’s still published every month and it’s still something that people recognize.”
Playboy is iconic. Whether you read the magazine or not.
They branded themselves everywhere. From socks to lighters to lotions and earrings. There really isnt any item that doesnt have a Playboy bunny on it.
The magazine wasnt the only thing that became infamous.
The man himself, Hugh Hefner, became legendary and well known.
The mansion in which he lived in with numerous amount of women, aka the Bunny Mansion, became an iconic site as well. It appeared in magazines, television, and movies.
But, why the sudden change?
“That battle has been fought and won,” said Scott Flanders, the company’s chief executive. “You’re now one click away from every sex act imaginable for free. And so it’s just passé at this juncture.
Cory Jones is the man responsible for the change. He went to Hugh Hefner and suggested that “the magazine, a leader of the revolution that helped take sex in America from furtive to ubiquitous, should stop publishing images of naked women.”
The business that kicked off the nude industry is changing its ways forever.