Bretman Rock: Playboy’s First Gay Male Cover Model
This has been making news a lot lately. They put a gay male, dressed as a woman, on the cover of Playboy Magazine. I guess the outfit is a parody of the traditional Playboy Bunny, with bunny ears and all.
I love it. I think it’s fantastic. I’ve written books with gay male characters who did things like this and it was always a struggle for them. But I know a lot of people who think this cover was a mistake.
“For Playboy to have a male on the cover is a huge deal for the LGBT community, for my brown people community and it’s all so surreal,” Rock, who is Filipino American, said. “A total ‘is this even f——- happening right now?’ type of vibe. And I’m so pretty.”
Here’s more. You can check out the cover photo at the link. They are trying to push for more diversity in modeling, too.
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