Will I have to eat my words concerning Playboy magazine's new direction?

Will I have to eat my words concerning Playboy magazine's new direction?
Miss September 2016 Kelly Gale photographed by Chris Heads.

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

Kelly Gale, Playboy's Miss September 2016.

Kelly Gale, Playboy's Miss September 2016.

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.

Langley Fox photographed for Playboy by Kava Gorna.

Langley Fox photographed for Playboy by Kava Gorna.

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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