RP Edition of Playboy out next week, sans frontal nudity.
It misses the point. Lad mags like FHM and Maxim were created to serve as a bridge between traditional men's mags like GQ and more risque ones like Playboy. If the local Playboy will just be an FHM clone, why bother?
Playboy revolutionized publishing by showing another side of whitebread America. If the local edition is afraid of the Catholic Church or of local mores, then they don't embody the spirit in which the mag was made.
And no, nobody buys the bullshit that one reads Playboy "for the articles." "The New Yorker" or "Mc Sweeney's" or "Wired" is smart, Playboy has titties.