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Playboy Magazine Spring 2019

Playboy has unveiled the latest creative evolution of the brand with its re-focused principles that are core to our philosophy and also includes more provocative pictorials. Last year, we removed explicit nudity, but from here on out, it is freedom of choice and personal expression that our fans will experience once again within the pages of the magazine. Playboy remains committed to its award-winning mix of long-form journalism, interviews and fiction and has recently brought back some of its familiar franchises, such as Playboy’s Party Jokes, Playboy Cartoons, World of Playboy, and the debut of the Heritage section. Discover what you’ve been missing and subscribe now.

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7 min.

ADRIENNE RAQUEL i: @adrienneraquel “My work is all about female empowerment,” says Raquel, who blessed this issue with a double dose of her dreamy aesthetic. She shot Lizzo the Incomparable— “Lizzo is an entire vibe,” says the photographer. “She’s gorgeous, confident and funny, and she isn’t afraid to speak her mind. Capturing her was effortless”—and 2019 Playmate of the Year Jordan Emanuel’s 1980s art deco–inspired pictorial. “It oozed glamour,” she says of the latter. MARIA DEL RUSSO i: @mariadelrusso In an era of ascendant sexual fluidity, gender-swapping the voice behind our signature and historically male-penned Advisor franchise was an organic decision. “It was definitely daunting, but I’ve always strived to discuss sex in a frank and positive way for everyone, regardless of gender expression,” says Del Russo of taking on the role. In addition to…

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letter from the editors

To our readers: In this second issue of our 65th anniversary year, we focus on a topic that is just as relevant today as it was in 1953: freedom of speech. As our team set out to plan this issue, we agreed that the most radical, provocative and productive contribution we could make to the conversation is not to speak louder, but to listen better. In these 234 pages, we are lending our platform to voices that have been disparaged, marginalized or missed—voices that some may even consider dangerous because they might just change your mind. Which brings us to the monarch butterfly on our cover. Its scientific name means “sleepy transformation,” suggesting a change that could catch you off guard if you aren’t paying attention. This issue is a showcase for…

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world of playboy

BUTTERFLY KISSES With America furiously debating the parameters of free speech, we wanted this issue, including the visuals that introduce it, to reflect expression without limitation. To bring that concept to life, we tapped 25-year-old photographer Kelia Anne, among PLAYBOY’s youngest cover artists to date. Kelia Anne’s surreal, colorful world, starring a preserved butterfly perched on the tip of model Jesi Le Rae’s tongue, is at once inviting and startling, nostalgic and fresh. These tensions make for an arresting image while capturing the complexities of silence and speech. “I envisioned a scenario in which voices are expressed visually, as sweet and fragile, and silence is on the cusp of being broken,” says Kelia Anne. “I also considered the false negative implications associated with breaking it.” The intimate shoot was rife with…

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2019 playboy jazz festival preview

ANGÉLIQUE KIDJO Since performing at 2013’s Jazz Fest, the Benin-born artist has picked up two Grammys, accepted Amnesty International’s 2016 Ambassador of Conscience Award and released a front-to-back reinterpretation of the Talking Heads’ Remain in Light. It’s hard to overstate her importance in world music and harder still to render in words the life-affirming experience of seeing her live. MACEO PARKER BIG BAND An indispensable part of James Brown’s best years who has also played with the likes of Parliament-Funkadelic and Prince, Parker is an artist whose saxophone work resides deep in our collective consciousness. He brings to Jazz Fest his Big Band, which backed him on last year’s ebullient long-player It’s All About Love. DONNY MCCASLIN Blackstar, the album David Bowie released just days before his death, features the haunting tracery…

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elleen kelly

It began with a kiss, as so many sexual awakenings do. Eileen Kelly, who attended Catholic schools in Seattle and comes from a devoutly religious family, still remembers how she felt when a teacher humiliated her for kissing a boy. “I was in third grade, I think, and it was just a peck on the cheek, but it had a lasting effect,” she says. “Shame was just so deeply rooted in how I grew up.” Now 23, Kelly straddles the millennial generation and the coming-of-age Generation Z, a position that makes her one of the freshest faces in the movement to guarantee every person in this country access to a sex education that’s inclusive, gratifying and medically accurate. She wants her generation to participate in more honest conversations about sexuality, enter…

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burn notice the art of the clapback

Protest art has never been so visible or so damn amusing. From wordplay on placards at #Resistance marches to Cardi B blasting Republicans in a freestyle on the recent government shutdown, schooling the ignorant without relying on insults is an art form. (Our president wouldn’t know that, of course.) Amid the shouting matches on social media, the clapback has emerged as its own genre of commentary among public figures. Derived from Ja Rule’s 2003 song of the same name (meaning to “shoot back”), it has transcended the internet and entered the real world; Nancy Pelosi’s gesture toward President Trump at the 2019 State of the Union was viewed as its farcical embodiment. In honor of Merriam-Webster’s adding the term to its dictionary this year—definition: “A quick, sharp, and effective response…