Marge Simpson poses for cover of ‘Playboy’

Everyone has a favorite MILF, but how many of those are animated? Well, cartoon-MILF lover, your day has come: Marge Simpson will appear on the November cover of Playboy. The plan is to attract "younger readers" to the mag, and believe it or not, this is actually part of Fox's 20th Anniversary Simpsons Celebration. Marge is the first cartoon character ever to appear on the Playboy cover, and this collector's item will be available only on newsstands. Playboy has even struck a deal with 7-Eleven (which has done a lot of Simpsons promotions, including changing stores into Kwik-E-Marts) to carry the magazine, something it's done only once before in the past 20 years. As 7-Eleven spokeswoman Margaret Chabris put it: "We love Marge." (Eww). Marge recreates Darine Stern's pose when she became the first black woman to appear on Playboy's cover. Though the outside is tasteful, Playboy assures us the inside will be, "very, very racy." Of course, the tarting-out of Marge, an icon of devoted motherhood, could be risky. But if I know Playboy, they're fully committed to breaking the boundaries of objectification, whether they come in black, white or banana yellow.

—Posted by Rebecca Cullers

Previously on AdFreak:
Fox plans a giant 'Simpsons' birthday party

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