Douglas Lambert wanted to give Playboy a run for its money. It was , and Hugh Hefner's magazine had created a new mainstream market for soft-core porn. Lambert, a nightclub owner in Garden Grove, California, decided to get in on the action. Lambert's wife Jenny saw a bigger opportunity: a magazine with nude male centerfolds.
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By Laurie Kamens. A Connecticut man who posed nude for Playgirl 18 years ago, is suing his recent employer for harassment after co-workers taunted him about having posed for the magazine. Daniel Sawka's former co-workers yelled 'Timber! Sawka filed a lawsuit in Federal Court claiming his co-workers endlessly taunted him in the workplace and used company computers to search for the Playgirl photos. Daniel Sawka seen here in a current headshot , a former Playgirl model, is suing his employer because co-workers taunted him in the office once they discovered pictures of him posing as a nude lumberjack. Sawka was hired to work for ADP Inc. In his suit Sawka claims the harassment started a month after he was hired, when his co-workers found the nude photos online by Googling his name.
Playgirl was an American magazine that featured general interest articles, lifestyle and celebrity news, in addition to nude or semi-nude men. In the s and s, the magazine printed monthly and was marketed mainly to women , although it had a significant gay male readership. The magazine was founded in  by Douglas Lambert during the height of the feminist movement as a response to erotic men's magazines such as Playboy and Penthouse that featured similar photos of women. In Lambert sold Playgirl to Ira Ritter who took over as publisher. The magazine covered issues like abortion, equal rights, interspersed with sexy shots of men, and played a pivotal role in the sexual revolution for women.
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