Saturday, October 07, 2017

Naked ambition

Of all the stories to (re)surface in the wake of Hugh Hefner's death, probably the most interesting was that of Herbert Marcuse. When Playboy approached the German philosopher for an interview in 1970, he consented on one condition: that he would be that issue's centrefold. Unsurprisingly, the magazine that portrayed itself as being at the vanguard of sexual liberation decided that a nude, male septuagenarian was a step too far.

(Thanks to Adam for the link.)

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