The June edition of Playboy hits newsstands this Friday, and it will come equipped with 3-D glasses! The centerfold is Hope Dworaczyk, Playboy’s 51st Playmate of the Year.
“What would people most like to see in 3-D?” asked Playboy founder Hugh Hefner. “Probably a naked lady.”
Although Hefner is not a huge fan of 3-D, he’s definitely interested in capitalizing on the popularity of 3-D at the moment.
“I’m not a huge enthusiast of 3-D,” he said in a telephone interview. “I leave real life to go to the movies and 2-D is fine with me.”
Is a 3-D Playboy Centerfold really worth it? Guess Playboy needs all the attention it can get. It’s been reported that the magazine has suffered huge losses over the last couple years. Circulation has dropped from 3.5 million in 2006 to only 1.5 million today. Hefner is hoping that people will get off the internet, and buy the magazine instead.
“People want things that last and have meaning,” he said.
“This particular picture is one example of how books and magazines are different (than computer images),” he said. “You can hold it in your hands, save them, and as Dad used to, put them under the mattress.”