Last month, aging kung-fu fighter Jackie Chan pleaded for more Chinese women to marry westerns and spread Sino culture all over the whole freakin’ globe. Good ol’ Hef must have heard the call because Playboy got a rise from western male readers with its first ever Chinese-born cover girl.
Semi-notable actress and dream girl Bai Ling bared it all for the less-relevant-every-year magazine. Bai Ling — who is probably better known for her Brad Pitt threesome comments, wardrobe malfunctions and public orgasms (do you see a pattern?) than her filmography — says her Playboy layout is beautiful and “it’s the human minds that are dirty”.
Expect Star Wars freaks to thrust Ms. Bai to the peak of fame later this year when she undoubtedly shows up on DVD with her eighty-sixed I’m-all-naked-with-tattoos-on-my-body scene.
Unfortunately, mainland readers will still have to get by downloading gonzo porn on Bitcomet as Playboy remains banned on Chinese newsstands. The government’s puritanical stand remains strong, although a Bunny Club almost made its way to Shanghai. However, don’t feel too bad for the ever-bathrobe-clad Hef just yet. As far as Shanghaiist can tell, Playboy pleather man purses are still doing brisk trade. We know he doesn’t get a cut, but the bunny ears live on.
From China to Playboy, Bai Ling’s ‘free spirit’ guides her career and relationships (San Francisco Examiner)