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Playboy Videos are a series of videos released by Playboy Enterprises, Inc., the publishers of Playboy magazine. They are largely made up of music-video-style vignettes featuring Playboy Playmates and other models in various stages of nudity and, on occasion, softcore sex scenes.

The output of new Playboy videos has greatly curtailed since 2002, new releases such as No Boys Allowed 3 contain recycled footage shot for earlier videos. However, the production of the video Playmate calendar, the Playmate of the Year video, and the anniversary video series still continues.

Recently, Playboy has begun to release collections of the video calendars under the title Playmate DVD Calendar Collection. Currently, two have been released: The '90s (which also includes the 1987–1989 video calendars as a “bonus”, and the 2000–2005 calendar collection. These collect the video calendars, but do not include the bonus features found in the later DVD calendars.

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Video magazine series

The first twelve videos, titled Playboy Video Magazine, were produced during the years 1982 - 1987.

Calendar series

In 1987, the magazine format was dropped and replaced by the video playmate calendar series which focused on the playmates themselves and did not try to imitate the content of the magazine. Although the months assigned to the playmates in the videos are not the same as the months in which they appear in the magazine, nearly all playmates from 1987 on have appeared in a playmate video calendar. Playmates of the year have also appeared in a special video profile dedicated just to themselves.

Each video begins with the voice of Neil Ross, the narrator for most of Playboy's productions, saying:

“Since 1958, Playboy calendars have been prized collector's items. Over the years Playmates have appeared in this favorite form of pinup art. Now for your home viewing pleasure, Playboy continues this tradition, as the playmates come alive in this edition of the (year) Playmate video calendar.”

With (year) replaced by the year of the calendar.

The video profile of a playmate is shot at the same time that her magazine centerfold and pictorial are photographed. These usually consist of three or four vignettes reflecting the personality and persona of the playmate and an interview is also conducted at the same time to serve as in introduction to her viewers. Two of the vignettes are then chosen to be included as part of her video playmate profile. The very first playmate to appear in a playmate video calendar was Cherie Witter, Miss January 1987 (having been Miss February 1985 in the magazine).

In the early video Playmate calendars, a significant amount of time was given to each Playmate to introduce herself, two or three minutes were spent on describing her aspirations and goals. This was then followed by a nude profile. These occasionally came to include scenes of Playmates engaged in simulated sex, beginning with Julie Lynn Cialini's profile in the 1994 edition.

Playmate of the Year video centerfolds

Every year, a Playmate of the Year (PMOY) is chosen by Playboy magazine. At the same time as the PMOY photo shoot, a video is filmed to commemorate the occasion. The scenes in the video are filmed in the same style as the calendar profiles and include interviews not only with the Playmate herself but also sometimes her family and the photographers who shot the pictorials. In Karen McDougal's 1998 PMOY video centerfold, a segment was presented in the Pop-up Video format made popular by VH1 at the time.

Sexy Lingerie series

Playboy launched its Sexy Lingerie series in 1988, featuring Playmates and other models in lingerie. In the earlier titles of the series, Playmates were shown in static poses which, although artistic, tended to make them appear distant. Sexy Lingerie II–VI continued where the first video left off. However, in later titles, the Playmates were allowed to be more fluid, such as showing them walking a cat walk or dancing.

Wet & Wild series

The Wet and Wild series, launched in 1989, features Playmates in various liquid environments, such as pools, bathtubs, hot tubs, saunas, fountains, water beds, milk, champagne, beer, massage oil, glycerine, chocolate syrup, and ersatz crème de cacao. Playboy produced a total of ten videos in the Wet & Wild series.

Although the majority of sequences in the early videos of the series maintained a sense of depicting the female figure as a work of art, some sequences could be described as appealing to aquaphiliacs.

Wet and Wild IV, released in 1992, has garnered some notoriety for a scene that allegedly depicts February 1992 Playmate Tanya Beyer taking part in simulated sex, which would have been a departure for Playboy videos at the time. However, the scene only shows Beyer and her male co-star kissing and mildly fondling each other. (One shot suggests the actor was directed to avoid touching her breasts.) Although Beyer is featured fully nude elsewhere in the vignette, she is only topless in her shots with the actor, and there is no shot in which one can infer that their characters are engaged in intercourse. Scenes of Playmates engaging in simulated sex did not begin appearing in Playboy videos until 1993, starting with Wet and Wild V. That title included a vignette showing an actor having simulated intercourse with both September 1991 Playmate Samantha Dorman and December 1990 Playmate Morgan Fox.

Volumes VI to IX were based loosely on several different themes including the women's locker room (Wet and Wild VI), hot holidays (Wet and Wild VII), women's buttocks (Wet and Wild VIII), and finally the season of summer (Wet & Wild: Slippery When Wet).

The final video in the series, Wet and Wild Live! Backstage Pass, was released in 2002.

Celebrity Centerfolds

The following women have been featured in their own celebrity centerfold videos:

Anniversary Playmates

The following playmates have appeared in their own anniversary video profiles:

Best Of

Playboy has produced several Best of videos. These have collected segments either featuring a specific Playmate (e.g., The Best of Jenny McCarthy), from a Playboy TV show (e.g., The Best of Night Calls), or from a Playboy video series (e.g., The Best of Wet & Wild).

In a rare appearance in front of the camera, Pompeo Posar, who was a Playboy photographer for more than 36 years and took more than 75 centerfolds for the magazine, appeared in The Best of Jenny McCarthy.

Girls/Women of

A recurring feature in the magazine is "Girls of" (or sometimes "Women of"), where the women involved are chosen according to a theme (often all working for a particular organization). Playboy has also produced several videos following the same idea -- the most recent ones being done in conjunction with the magazine features.

  • The Girls of the Cabaret Royale
  • Girls of the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas
  • The Girls of Hawaiian Tropic: Naked in Paradise
  • Girls of Hedonism, Runaway Bay Jamaica
  • Girls of Olive Garden
  • Girls of Hooters
  • Girls of the Internet
  • Girls of Mardi Gras
  • Girls of McDonald's
  • Girls of Radio: Talk, Rock and Shock
  • Girls of Reality TV
  • The Girls of Scores
  • Girls of South Beach
  • Girls of Spring Break
  • Women of Color
  • Women of Enron
  • Women of Fear Factor
  • Women of Starbucks
  • Women of Wal-Mart







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