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12th Feb '18 6:47:25 AM Deadlock
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''The Sun'' is not alone in this, although other papers do it with celebrities posing for magazines and revealing ''slightly'' less. Even middle-class tabloid ''The Daily Mail'' has ''twice'' done double-page spreads on naked female student calendars, and several other tenuous reasons such as a drop in the share price of a clothes retailer. It also did a spread on boots with the model wearing just boots. Nothing was exposed, and the Daily Mail is 'lower middle class' at best, but still... Perhaps the most notorious paper these days is the ''Daily Sport'' (published three days a week under slightly different titles) which generally has at least one pair of boobs on every page, and publishes a "nipple count" in each issue. Mind you, whether the ''Sport'' - which is notorious for ''everything'' it publishes being a total fabrication; its headline about a B52 bomber being found on the Moon is still famous decades after it was printed - actually counts as a newspaper is open for debate.

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''The Sun'' is not alone in this, although other papers do it with celebrities posing for magazines and revealing ''slightly'' less. Even middle-class tabloid ''The Daily Mail'' has ''twice'' done double-page spreads on naked female student calendars, and several other tenuous reasons such as a drop in the share price of a clothes retailer. It also did a spread on boots with the model wearing just boots. Nothing was exposed, and the Daily Mail is 'lower middle class' at best, but still... Perhaps the most notorious paper these days is the ''Daily ''Sunday Sport'' (published three days a week under slightly different titles) which generally has at least one pair of boobs on every page, and publishes a "nipple count" in each issue. Mind you, whether the ''Sport'' - which is notorious for ''everything'' it publishes being a total fabrication; its headline about a B52 World War II bomber being found on the Moon is still famous decades after it was printed - actually counts as a newspaper is open for debate.
7th Jan '18 11:53:30 AM rigpig
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** this is something of a DeadHorseTrope ; the various references being to the then-considerable role of organised Trades Unions in Party politics (Daily Mirror) and the influence, or otherwise of the USSR (Daily Telegraph)
6th Jan '18 8:31:46 PM nombretomado
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* ''Whatever It Takes'' is an average {{ITV}} one-off drama about a trainee police officer who gets caught having sex with a footballer and becomes one of these, suffering the full effects of celebrity. She is "replaced" by another one, oddly enough played by an actress who had been in ''Series/WaterlooRoad''.

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* ''Whatever It Takes'' is an average {{ITV}} Creator/{{ITV}} one-off drama about a trainee police officer who gets caught having sex with a footballer and becomes one of these, suffering the full effects of celebrity. She is "replaced" by another one, oddly enough played by an actress who had been in ''Series/WaterlooRoad''.
23rd Oct '17 3:37:20 AM WillBGood
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* ''Series/TheMuppetShow'', while ostensibly an American program, was actually filmed in the UK and includes a subtle reference to this in the George Burns episode. As part of an "ambush interview", gossip columnist Fleet Scribbler mentions to Miss Piggy that his paper was thinking of doing a photo spread of her, "[[FanDisservice Something for Page 3]]". Needless to say, that joke was probably lost on the American audience.

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* ''Series/TheMuppetShow'', while ostensibly an American program, was actually filmed in the UK and includes a subtle reference to this in the George Burns episode. As part of an "ambush interview", gossip columnist Fleet Scribbler mentions to Miss Piggy that his paper was thinking of doing a photo spread of her, "[[FanDisservice Something "[[GettingCrapPastTheRadar something for Page 3]]". Needless to say, that joke was probably lost on the American audience.
12th Sep '17 1:37:53 PM CynicalBastardo
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It also has to be said that "aftercare" to former models is not good. Jane Warner graced the third page for thirteen years, between ages 16 and 29. This is a long shelf-life for a glamour model. Jane was exceptionally attractive, but it is pretty much universal that there are ''no'' thirty-year old Page Three Stunnas - currently, Lucy Pinder is a notable aversion; aged 31, she is considered to be the UK's most popular glamour model, although she has not appeared in the ''Daily Star'' since 2009 as a result of editorial policy turning against girls with large breasts (yeah, work that one out). Deprived of publicity and all the frills and lucrative personal appearances that come with being a Page Three regular, as well as losing the fanbase she had come to accept as her right, Jane Warner descended into seedier "private shots" sessions that grew cheaper and more desperate, and then into outright prostitution and a drug habit. Like a footballer who is too old to stay at the top, she didn't know how to cope with the inevitable descent from fame. ''The Sun'', the newspaper that had made her fame, might at least have paid for counseling or rehab, but did nothing more than to treat her court appearances, imprisonment and mental illness as a handy source of stories. Old stunnas are left to sink or swim...

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It also has to be said that "aftercare" to former models is not good. Jane Warner graced the third page for thirteen years, between ages 16 and 29. This is a long shelf-life for a glamour model. Jane was exceptionally attractive, but it is pretty much universal that there are ''no'' thirty-year old Page Three Stunnas - currently, Lucy Pinder is a notable aversion; aged 31, 33, she is considered to be the UK's most popular glamour model, although she has not appeared in the ''Daily Star'' since 2009 as a result of editorial policy turning against girls with large breasts (yeah, work that one out).out) and is currently transitioning into an acting career. Deprived of publicity and all the frills and lucrative personal appearances that come with being a Page Three regular, as well as losing the fanbase she had come to accept as her right, Jane Warner descended into seedier "private shots" sessions that grew cheaper and more desperate, and then into outright prostitution and a drug habit. Like a footballer who is too old to stay at the top, she didn't know how to cope with the inevitable descent from fame. ''The Sun'', the newspaper that had made her fame, might at least have paid for counseling or rehab, but did nothing more than to treat her court appearances, imprisonment and mental illness as a handy source of stories. Old stunnas are left to sink or swim...
9th Jul '17 4:10:02 PM nombretomado
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The few American tabloids that do this have only bikini girls, tops firmly in place. This is for two reasons: the MoralGuardians are stronger in the United States than in Europe, and American tabloids are chiefly aimed at middle-aged housewives, who often count themselves among said MoralGuardians. (Canadian tabloids also must limit themselves to bikini-clad women.[[note]]Canadian tabloids also have ''male'' Page Three Stunnas, although a bit further on in the paper.[[/note]]) For these reasons, the publications that do feature skin are almost always [[PublicExposure men's magazines]] like ''Maxim'' and ''Magazine/{{Playboy}}''. Some of the more famous American glamour models (or "pinup girls"), past and present, include Carmen Electra, Pamela Anderson, and Kate Upton, as well as many Victoria's Secret models. During WorldWarII, glamour models played a heavy role in wartime propaganda, with sexy pictures being distributed to [=GIs=] to... [[ADateWithRosiePalms relieve tension]].

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The few American tabloids that do this have only bikini girls, tops firmly in place. This is for two reasons: the MoralGuardians are stronger in the United States than in Europe, and American tabloids are chiefly aimed at middle-aged housewives, who often count themselves among said MoralGuardians. (Canadian tabloids also must limit themselves to bikini-clad women.[[note]]Canadian tabloids also have ''male'' Page Three Stunnas, although a bit further on in the paper.[[/note]]) For these reasons, the publications that do feature skin are almost always [[PublicExposure men's magazines]] like ''Maxim'' and ''Magazine/{{Playboy}}''. Some of the more famous American glamour models (or "pinup girls"), past and present, include Carmen Electra, Pamela Anderson, and Kate Upton, as well as many Victoria's Secret models. During WorldWarII, UsefulNotes/WorldWarII, glamour models played a heavy role in wartime propaganda, with sexy pictures being distributed to [=GIs=] to... [[ADateWithRosiePalms relieve tension]].
11th Jun '17 3:14:16 PM nombretomado
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* From the ''[[YesMinister Yes Prime Minister]]'' episode "A Conflict of Interest":

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* From the ''[[YesMinister ''[[Series/YesMinister Yes Prime Minister]]'' episode "A Conflict of Interest":
30th May '17 1:07:34 PM Tarkas
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** Two, surely?




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* Not any more. The Page 3 website is effectively defunct as of the end of March 2017. The site is still there, but no new photos have been added since March 29th. There has not been an official announcement, but enquirers have apparently been told that there will be no more. Those models who were being featured right up to the end are now described in the paper as "former" Page 3 girls.
20th Feb '17 5:18:50 PM nombretomado
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A {{British newspaper|s}} trope, basically involving the gratuitous placing of pictures of semi-naked people in a newspaper. Of course, when we say "people" we really mean "[[AlwaysFemale young attractive women]]." (''The Sun'' briefly had a Page Seven Fella in TheEighties, but it didn't last.)

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A {{British UsefulNotes/{{British newspaper|s}} trope, basically involving the gratuitous placing of pictures of semi-naked people in a newspaper. Of course, when we say "people" we really mean "[[AlwaysFemale young attractive women]]." (''The Sun'' briefly had a Page Seven Fella in TheEighties, but it didn't last.)
1st Dec '16 5:15:12 PM ironballs16
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* It's warm -- so warm that she's topless to beat the heat!

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* It's warm -- so warm that she's topless to beat the heat!
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