These were middle-aged, working-class women who would get a copy of it every month and sit there on their break cackling and looking at it. My goal was to create a magazine that reached women. Some feminists like Gloria Steinem reviled Playboy Steinem famously went undercover as a Playboy Bunny in for a Show magazine piece , but Playgirl was championed as progress for women, with articles on abortion and breast cancer. Back then, they were sex objects [presumed to be] only interested in housekeeping or serving their man. That's a bold initiative for a product you could buy while on a diaper run or pumping gas. When I came back, they said, "These dicks aren't big enough. Mainstream magazines have always shied away from black cover subjects for fear of turning off white readers, and Playgirl was no exception.
Delaney. Age: 24.
The photographer was a client of mine.
Sarah. Age: 32.
A Penis on Every Page: The Rise and Fall of Playgirl
They were right on both counts. They said, "We have a contract," but the attorney said, "I don't care. Charmian Carl: One time, Ruderman came to a postmortem [ editorial meetings to discuss the success of the prior issue ].