The old pervert Hugh Hefner finally took his dirt nap but the soft-core smut magazine that he founded is evolving to appeal to the younger generation.
Conscious that just nude women just were so yesterday, the magazine did away with the traditional bosom babes in the buff but quickly flip-flopped when sales took a nosedive but something was needed to help with rebranding.
Now, with a keen eye on social trends, Playboy is featuring the very first transgender Playmate of the Month complete with his/her own centerfold.
— Playboy (@Playboy) October 18, 2017
According to The Independent “Playboy Magazine Features First Transgender ‘Playmate’”:
The latest issue of Playboy features a transgender playmate, a first in the magazine’s 64-year history.
Ines Rau poses fully nude in the November/December 2017 issue, which is also the first to hit newsstands following the death of the magazine’s founder, Hugh Hefner.
The 26-year-old model has been shot for the magazine before, however, this time around marks her debut as the first official transgender playmate, which means she will appear in a full pictorial and the iconic centrefold.
Rau hails from Paris and is a successful fashion model, fronting campaigns for Balmain, appearing in Vogue Italia and commanding the catwalk at fashion weeks across the globe.
She appeared in Playboy’s May 2014 issue in a special A-Z edition, which championed a more progressive understanding of gender as non-binary.
The more gender inclusive masturbation mag will hit newsstands soon and by capitalizing on the growing fascination with the kinky allure of transgenderism, should be a big seller and generate plenty of media buzz – especially with the left.