Pros: Nude Celebrities, Funny Ads
Cons: A bit tame, Pictures on Internet/Movies
There's something about celebrities that fascinates American society, and people line up for the next edition of People, or watch TMZ to see the latest gossip from Hollywood. In recent years, with the explosion of the Internet in real time speed, you can catch up to the minute news about a lot of A-listers, such as the recent passing of Michael Jackson. As soon as an ambulance was in his driveway, it seemed only a matter of minutes before TMZ had the news online, and was the first to report of his untimely passing. There have been celebrity sex tapes, such as Kim Kardashian, Pamela Anderson, and Paris Hilton. Many of the tapes were "accidentally released," but later have been found to have been delivered to the public on purpose. Sex tapes have a way of increasing your popularity, and I'm amazed Alan Thicke hasn't done one yet, since he'd practically sell his soul to the devil to appear on tv.(Hollywood Squares)
You can catch a lot of pictures of celebrities in compromising positions on the Internet, or you can get an issue of Celebrity Skin. Sadly, this isn't published anymore, probably due to the expansion of the Net along with some lawsuits from multiple celebrities. Thankfully, you can still get it in "Adult Magazine Three Packs", or buy it for around $5-$10 an issue at an adult bookstore. This magazine was around for years, so at least you'll be able to find an issue that interests you, at a reasonable price compared to that internet fee each month.
There's not a lot of actual "reading" material in each issue, but that's beside the point, as this is proudly a pictorial. The only articles are the small note from the editor at the beginning, along with a small section about "skin flicks" that have appeared on the screen over the years. You could probably finish this in about two minutes, so don't expect to get recipes, jokes, and "helpful hints from Heloise" in each issue. What you will get is one hundred plus pages of nude celebrities, with several A-listers, and a lot of people who I've never heard about. That's okay, as the ladies are smoking hot, and I'm willing to learn somebody new everyday!
The organization of this magazine is a bit whacky, as the table of contents tries to place women in categories. There's always a "Women that Rock" section, along with "Arm Candy", which I still don't understand. This is a minor infraction, as usually the A-listers are at the front part of each issue. In some of their more recent issues, Angelina Jolie and Monica Bellucci get considerable coverage. The pictures of them, along with the biggest stars, are from nude scenes in movies they've starred in. That's a bit cheesy, as I'd like original material, but the majority of big stars only get nude on the big screen. However, I don't mind seeing Jolie naked in still pictures from her movie "Original Sin".
A lot of the A-listers, have skimpy outfits on, and aren't really nude. If they are, its a slight nipple slip or a thong showing through a see through dress. That's better than nothing, although some might scoff at this, as its a bit soft with some of the better known stars. A case in point is Jessica Alba, who I would gladly donate my time to any moment of the day. Do I like seeing her in a swimsuit? Absolutely! Yet, I could do that anywhere on the Internet, or catch a movie of hers where she's wearing a Speedo bikini. Same goes for rockers such as Beyonce or Christina Aguilera. I'm happy to see them in skimpy costumes, but there's no real "skin" involved.
There are plenty of women that I've never heard of featured, but I have to give Celebrity Skin credit, as I don't mind looking at hotties I've never seen before. They also have some pictures from back in the day, such as a recent pictorial of Samantha Fox. She was my teenage crush, and I learned more about anatomy from her, than I did in Human Development Classes. You can also see Britney Spears' famous no underwear shot, but the picture's been blown up. Here you can witness the spot that K-Fed did some serious fertilization, before she shaved her head, and then became the laughingstock of the paparazzi.
You can expect to see about one hundred ladies in each magazine, and at the price, its not a bad deal. In a lot of ways its like Playboy, as the pictorials are generally classy, and there's no real sex action revealed. It could almost be considered art, and some of the pictures that they have are top notch. The only hardcore part of Celebrity Skin is the advertisement section, which is absolutely hilarious. Each magazine that I've read has an ad for a personalized penis molder, that allows you to make your little friend become a chocolate bar. You can also make a mold of your member that vibrates. Unfortunately, I don't want to spend $39.99 for such a small return for my money, but its been worth a few laughs.
The rest of the ads are all the sex line and video collection spectrum. You can also get sexy ring tones, or learn how to enhance your sexual performance with Spanish Fly remedies. There are a few hot ads, that do show sexual activity, so this is the only place that this publication reminds me of a traditional hardcore magazine. There aren't many in each issue, so the real part of the magazine gets all of the attention, with its nude celebrities and small news blurbs about their recent activities.
It's a shame that this publication isn't in business anymore, but I'm thankful that its still available at many adult bookstores. Sure, its not going to win any awards, but this is a decent publication for the price you can buy it for. If you are a movie fanatic, you'll recognize a lot of the pictures without having to look for the title underneath, and its an interesting way to see celebrities compared to the usual family oriented ones. I'll continue to buy it occasionally, but I don't think its anything special, but every once in a while they do have a seriously hot celebrity that shows off her goods. That alone is worth the price, and another reason to consider buying this when that occurs.