Jane’s Last Hurrah Not So Thrilling

Written by Marin Resnick on . Posted in Breaking News, Posts.

In hopes of a memorable exit, the final issue of New York-based Jane magazine boasts naked pictures of various lady celebs. But seeing Eva Mendes sprawled out on top of a piano in a Playboy-like pose isn’t my idea of innovation—you know, the type that occurs when you’ve got nothing to lose.

Being the female-oriented mag that it is, nudity isn’t for the sake of nudity. Turns out, eight celebrities including Eva, Joss Stone, Serena Williams (pictured) and a pregnant Milla Jovovich, posed naked for Clothes Off Our Back—a non-profit organization that auctions celebrity attire for children in need. This month, beneficiaries include Children’s Defense Fund, Cure Autism Now and the kids in Darfur. Of course, none of those charities have anything to do with Eva’s blowjob-suggesting open mouth.

For a glossy that was based on shock value, the only thing remotely eye-popping was seeing memoirist Liza Monroy doing naked yoga. But it was good to read Back Stories one last time. R.I.P Jane.