Well, as many of you know, I've been a staunch critic of the new direction Playboy magazine has been headed. The first magazines, featuring the "no-nude" look, were a complete embarrassment that had images of girls who looked half-drugged out and like someone Roman Polanski would hit on. But, after receiving the latest issue, I might have to eat my words.
The cover shot and featured layout of Miss September, Kelly Gale (shot by Chris Heads), is very alluring and, dare I say, even
artistic. Perhaps the powers that be at Playboy are actually listening to their critics like me. The photos are sexy and playful although I do think the "tongue out" centerfold shot is a little too predictable, the other images look terrific and even sort of chic and fashionable. I loved it and think this Swedish-born sexpot, who is "ethnically Australian, via her father, and Indian, via her mother" is drop-dead gorgeous.
However, they did include a layout of the prerequisite underage-looking goofball, Langley Fox photographed by Kava Gorna, I guess to appeal to every taste. So, it's not exactly there yet, but it sure does look promising.
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