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Playboy Goes From Lewd to Prude: Wrap Trends (Video)

TheWrap’s Jordan Burchette weighs whether or not the magazine’s move to no nudes is good news

Storied men’s magazine Playboy announced the watershed decision on Monday to finally furnish clothing to the women who pose within its pages.

The move marks the end of an era, one in which Playboy famously delivered the celebrity nudes we now rely on computer hackers to provide.

CEO Scott Flanders told The New York Times, “You’re now one click away from every sex act imaginable for free, and so it’s just passé at this juncture.” The sentiment seemingly contradicts previous contentions among apologists of Playboy’s content that artistry is what distinguished it from other nude publications.

Still, the move’s significance can’t be overstated, foreshadowing possible about-faces by other failing brands. Let’s just hope this doesn’t also mean that sex in the Grotto has to be protected from now on.

So is Playboy’s move the seismic game changer executives hope it is? Or do you have to ask your dad first? Watch the latest Wrap Trends above for more!

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