Playboy in 3D
May 12, 2010 14 Comments
by Elias Shams
Looks like Avatar did more than its part to make vaguely 3Dish, blue-looking women attractive. It also got Hugh Hefner to re-evaluate his 1950’s idea about photographing his models in 3D. The June edition of Playboy will be in good old fashioned 3D.
Yup! The 3D centerfold will appear in the June issue, which hits newsstands this Friday with 3D glasses included. The subject of the photos is 51st Playmate of the Year Hope Dworaczyk.
Wow, Playboy is just one step away from the promised land: a pop-up edition with a simulated-flesh hand that reaches out to relax you 😉 That is, while you’re reading the articles 🙂
Does anyone seriously think this is a good idea? What if you lose your 3D glasses? Will you be able to clean them if they get all sticky? Personally, I can’t remember the last time I looked at a Playboy centerfold. I long ago got tired of the airbrushing and fake breasts and Pam Anderson clones.
Referring to one of my earlier posts about Newsweek gone for sale, I guess Playboy is doing this to bolster low readership and to avoid becoming next to go down. Their circulation has dropped almost 60% in just four years. Thanks to the Internet and particularly the youtube of the world and other Webcam, online video sites.
Given all other internet, video, and social media sites out there with a much better interactive experience, and FREE, even if Playboy includes a blow up doll with a pack of tissues scented with the centerfold’s favorite perfume, I doubt they can save their magazine, much less the 3D idea.
If the 3D works, I wonder if we will be able to tell whether the girls in the magazine are real or fake 🙂