PlayboyPlus is the newly re-vamped pay side of the Playboy website. I can't say the preview is all that exciting. I'm a big fan of the transparent preview that shows all the updates in a timeline - but hey, this is Playboy and the content is vast. The preview does show the latest updates, along with a short streaming video clip. You can also navigate the regular Playboy site from the navigation, if you're "just going to the site for the articles." (Sorry, couldn't resist.) Once inside, the content is laid out with latest content on the splash page, and sidebar navigation that includes most popular videos, pictorials, and models. It also shows what is being viewed at the time by other users that are online. One feature that I found kind of fun was being able to browse Playmate of the Month and Playmate of the Year, because the archive goes back to 1954. Seeing the differences in posing and hairstyles from one generation to the next is interesting (the 50's: does everyone suck their stomach in for every photo? So very Bettie Page.) Of course there are also current day celebrities nude, like Kim Kardashian, Jenny McCarthy, and the post-surgery Heidi Montag. There are others you might expect to see, like the famous Lindsay Lohan "Marilyn" photoshoot, that are not yet on the website though. When I did a search for that, I found a single photo from the shoot, along with bio info. Of course celebrity shoots are hardly the only reason to visit Playboy. They also are showcasing Playboyesque amateurs, and in a different category, Cybergirls. In trying to distinguish what differentiated a cybergirl from an amateur, all I could come up with is possibly tattoos, breast enhancement, or other body mod? It appeared as though Cybergirls had them, amateurs did not. Other categories were co-eds (young?) and International. Pictorials could be viewed in a slideshow, or downloaded via zip file. Videos seemed to be mostly filmed during photoshoots, although there were some softcore posing videos that were set too well to music to be photoshoot content. Most videos run around 5-10 minutes, are streamed via Flash plugin, and could be downloaded in variety mp4 resolutions, all the way up to HD1080. Thankfully there is a search feature, which will be handy if you're looking for a particular model. With 100,000+ photos and thousands of models, it's a necessary feature. Members can rate content, but I didn't see any way to favorite things for later viewing, which surprised me in a site of this scale. Other tidbits rounding out the content included a bonus feeds section, with downloadable clips from more hardcore dvd titles, and a live model chat feature that had 5 women online when I visited. The PlayboyTV section is another separate membership, as is the DVD section, which linked off to partnership website Moviebox.com and streams movie content for membership fees. In all, PlayboyPlus is totally worth the subscription fees if you're a fan of Playboy's style of pictorial. If you truly do love Playboy for the articles, however, you won't find them archived here.
Cost: $29.95/month recurring, other options Date Reviewed: 2012-12-04 Advertising Content: Medium
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