According to the NZ press the calendar, which will be sold by mail order-will have “six full-colour pages of naked young men.” One paper said: “Some show the models in a full frontal position.”
The company that’s publishing the calendar says it’s doing it because of the calendar’s artistic merits.
A spokesman for the calendar’s publishers said: “There is nothing indecent about our calendar. All the models are shown in natural poses.”
One interesting feature of the calendars is that they come equipped with strips of sticky paper to obliterate the models’ genitalia or any other parts of the body one might find offensive.
What the NZ papers are up in arms about is that the models on the country’s first male pin-up calendar are New Zealanders.
It is a spin-off from the New Zealand male nude book Sons Of The Southern Seas, which it’s said has sold well in Europe.
The publishers’ spokesman said: “We believe that women are getting over-exposed. Men have beautiful bodies too.”
NEW YORK: The usually staid Ladies Home Companion has entered the battle of the male calendars with its own tasteful, sepia variation on the theme.
The majority of the models in the LHC calendar look bored and some appear far from the husky masculine image the calendar strives for.
The LHC calendar may be full and nude but the last thing it is is frontal. Most of the models have found some way of turning away from the camera, giving an overall impression of coyness.
The American calendar is being imported and sold by Walton Street Stationers of London for £2.50