Lindsay Lohan’s Playboy issue hit newsstands early and reports are mixed on its sales. But if you really want to see nude art at its best, just check out Miranda Kerr’s latest photo spread.
The Victoria’s Secret model and mother of one posed for fashion magazine Industrie and the stunningly artistic shots show why Playboy has become such an anachronism.
Kerr’s black and white photos are far more sensual without the tawdriness or look of soft core porn.
Unlike Lindsay, who was criticized for being out of shape by a former Playmate of the Year, Kerr is also stunningly toned, especially after having a child last year.
Lohan’s much ballyhooed Playboy shoot leaked online Dec. 9 ahead of the issue’s publication after an Eastern European hacker got hold of an advanced copy.
Playboy’s lawyers scurried to issue take-down notices to sweep the photos from Web sites, while magazine founder Hugh Hefner moved up the publication date to take advantage of the publicity.
Hefner has since claimed in several Tweets that the issue is breaking sales records.
But CNN conducted an independent survey of twelve newsstands in cities from Los Angeles to New York, and found “just one that is sold out of the issue,” according to the report.
A Playboy spokesman refused to provide sales figures, but said the issue was selling “very well.”
The double-issue, which contains more than 200 pages is Lohan’s first fully nude pictorial, although the photos are conservative shots that reproduce a famous photo shoot by Marilyn Monroe.