Init was the readers' responses to the withdrawal of nudity that convinced Drake Publishers to reintroduce male nudity in the magazine. You agree to receive occasional updates and special offers for The New York Times's products and services. Such a hot bitch, you gotta love her. A limited Canadian edition is in the works. An error has occurred. Both he and Shafer grew up in the same town and also appeared in mockumentary titled Man of the Year written, directed, and produced by Dirk Shafer playing himself. By the late s, although Playgirl could boast a circulation of more than , this was still nowhere near the much larger circulation figures for Cosmopolitan and doesn't enter the sphere of circulation occupied by Playboy.
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As of the magazine was believed to have had only approximately 3, subscribers. Dirk Shaferone of the gay men featured, later produced a comic mockumentary titled Man of the Year in which he discusses balancing being gay with working as a sex symbol. Cite this article Pick a style below, and copy the text for your bibliography. So she and her fellow editors, all women in their 20s and all relative neophytes to the world of magazines — and pornography — resolved to fill Playgirl with something different. Their efforts, the women said, got virtually no support; indeed, their higher-ups, all of them men, usually resisted their push to give the magazine editorial heft. This article is about the adult magazine.