In this world of "Celebrity breakdowns gone wild: side-boob edition", "Make-up tips for the birth of the royal baby", and "Is guacamole making you fat and infertile? As we currently make a living from slagging off the most insidious examples from these Conde Nasties and National Magazine meanies, attempting to defend ourselves and womankind from guacamole-induced anxiety and side-boob panic with a semblance of satire. Which is all very well, our critics cry, but what would our ideal magazine look like?
Of all the hoary cliches about women and sex that are wheeled out by men and by feminists who should know better, the one most ripe to be laid to rest is that which states that women - all women - favour erotic words over pornographic images, personality over pectorals. Playgirl magazine would have folded after three issues, rather than surviving for 31 years - and counting. It is true that few women buy porn featuring images of men, but could it be that this is because the few available magazines - Playgirl, for instance - don't have a very imaginative aesthetic?
You would be wrong. I could do this for hours and hours. A few years back, when Curve was still running a seemingly endless series of L Word related covers and then put Pam Grier on the cover without actually interviewing or photographing her, I felt my enthusiasm for the magazine waning.
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More, the magazine from the publisher Meredith for women over 40, ran an article in its most recent issue on how to seem younger. Some readers were ruffled. That is the challenge for a magazine whose organizing principle, aging, provokes anxiety among its readers.
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Sincethe formula has gone unchanged. Until yesterday, when the magazine shocked readers in an entirely new way: by announcing that they plan to drop all nude photos. Polanski An artful, photography-heavy nudie magazine born out of a popular Tumblr account with zero relation to a certain fugitive filmmaker. LiveFast This LA-based mag is made for the gonzo jetset.
Most magazines with erotic content, like Playboy and Hustler, are aimed at a decidedly male audience -- so one woman decided to launch a different kind of publication. Adult magazine's founding editor, Sarah Nicole Prickett, noticed a gap in the market and acted on it. In an October interview with The Cutshe said that she wanted to created a magazine that appealed to everyone, yet "feels like it was made by a woman.
One curious thing about popular culture is that men's magazines and women's magazines often follow the same general formula. Men's magazines are mostly based around heavily eroticized images of women. And women's magazines are also based around heavily eroticized images of women. I'm hardly the first person to point this out.