Playboy, the iconic men’s magazine (for lack of a better term) is back—online.
The periodical, which stopped printing in 2020, will be relaunched as a digital publication later this year, according to the New York Post.
Instead of featuring Playboy bunnies, it will highlight young “creators,” the Post writes.
These contributors will post both adult and non-adult content, while offering an “elevated” alternative to OnlyFans, it continues.
In 2021, Playboy launched “Centerfold,” to promote “creative freedom, artistic expression, and sexuality,” the Post adds.
It’s not clear how younger, politically correct readers will respond to such a product.
The first cover, shown by the Post, features creator Amanda Cerny in a pose that does not reflect the values of the MeToo movement. However, Curry has earned more than $1 million as a Playboy creator using the beta version of Centerfold, the Post reports.
In its 20th century heyday, Playboy was the most lavishly designed print magazine in the business, with different paper stocks, die-cuts and lavish photo spreads. It also published world-class authors such as Vladimir Nabokov.
However, it fell victim to rising costs and shifting tastes, while retaining a certain brand value.