Garcelle Beauvais Poses For Playboy

posted by Sista on June 8th, 2007 at 9:39 pm

It seems Garcelle Beauvais is following in the footsteps of another Black actress, Stacey Dash, and is taking it all off for the pages Playboy Magazine. According to Playboy’s Cyber Club, Garcelle has posed for the August issue of the men’s magazine which hits news stands at the beginning of July. Garcelle is probably best known for her role as Fancy on the Jamie Foxx Show. The sista however started her career off as a model and I believe she has been on the cover of Essence magazine more times than any other model. Garcelle ruled the pages of many Black fashion magazines before she set her sights on Hollywood in the late eighties.

On the cusp of turning 41 however, Garcelle apparently now feels it is time to do what many actresses and wanna-be actresses do in their twenties. I can’t help but feel Garcelle is doing this to boost her career which hasn’t exactly set the world on fire. Still, she has worked consistently which you would think would be good enough for her. Playboy as a tool to kick start one’s career rarely works for White women and has never worked for Black women. Just ask the Tennision Twins and the lone Black girl from Baywatch. What’s her name again?

Likewise, using Playboy to revive a career has never worked for Black women either. Robin Givens posed for Playboy to little fanfare and even though the net was all a buzz when Stacey Dash posed, a week later she was forgotten. So shall it be with Garcelle.

I honestly hate to see Black women take this route and for many reasons. One, they will never get the cover and two, Playboy takes the ugliest pics of Black women I have ever seen. Stacey Dash’s photos were horrible and poor Robin Givens looked like she was a starving woman from a third world country. Playboy just doesn’t know how to shoot women of color, particularly brown skin women.

Garcelle would have had a better chance of boosting her career had she posed for Smooth Magazine which take fabulous pics of Black women.

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51 Comments

  1. What a desperate move on her part :thumbsdown:

  2. wow…i never thought that Garcelle would do something like that to boost her career. if her career is over just let in go and send her money and live a good life. but it is obvious she is at a low point since she is in that Lindsey Lohan movie. I’m just disappointed.

  3. Whatever. IT’S ABOUT TIME!

    Yes, I said it. This might be the first time I EVER buy an issue of Playboy.

    :dance2:

  4. Ahhh Nova come one. Garcelle is fine and has beautiful brown skin- but watch Playboy make her look rusty and ashy :lol:

    Mark my words they will. I actually believe they go out of their way to make sistas look less beautiful than the White women they cover.

    Only Playboy could have made Stacey Dash look bad. Her butt looked funny and her nipples looked like dogs had been gnawing on them.

    I’m tellin’ you bro, they are not going to do our sista justice. :thumbsdown:

  5. I think you should post the pics in the gallery. JUST to prove your point. :mrgreen:

  6. Depending on how much nudity she does I just might. I can’t post them if she all like this -> :booty: though :lol2:

  7. I could give a rats ass about garcelle doing playboy..Playboy haven’t turn me on since i was 12… :banana:

  8. [quote comment="8375"]Whatever. IT’S ABOUT TIME!

    Yes, I said it. This might be the first time I EVER buy an issue of Playboy.

    :dance2:[/quote]
    What a idiot!

  9. In all seriousness, the pics might not turn out that bad. Playboy isn’t very gratuitous. Garcelle is one of those women that looks beautiful no matter what she does. It might take a lot of work for them to screw her up.

  10. Wasn’t Garcelle on NYPD Blue? That is prolly the most suucessful show she has ever appeared on. She is still hardly known by the average American Black or White and posing for playboy is not going to change that. This is just a waste of time. She should just keep her clothes on and try to get in a Tyler Perry mmovie :lol:

  11. [quote comment="8396"]Wasn’t Garcelle on NYPD Blue? That is prolly the most suucessful show she has ever appeared on. She is still hardly known by the average American Black or White and posing for playboy is not going to change that. This is just a waste of time. She should just keep her clothes on and try to get in a Tyler Perry mmovie :lol:[/quote]
    I don’t think tyler perry would have her..Playboy is for know ass WW… :bag:

  12. That’s really sad. :sad:

  13. I am very disappointed :hmph:

  14. i wonder if her white husband put her up to it. im not hating on white people, but posing for playboy is some white ish.

  15. It’s sad that we are still living in a day and age where people cannot tell the difference between Playboy and Hustler. We need to stop associating nudity with shame and something that’s dirty. If she’s in the photos fingering herself, then that’s porn. Playboy doesn’t allow that.

  16. There is a reason clothes were made…it started In the Begining….. :grin:

  17. I highly doubt that they are going to put her on the cover, so it’s not worth my money. I saw the Stacy Dash photos and she did look hit up, she is a beautiful women and whoever was in charge of the photo spread could of did way better than that. They serve Stacy no justice. As for Garcelle she should pose for Smooth not just because it’s a black magazine but they know how to shoot black women and they also know how to have them to pose. When PlayBoy put a fine 36-24-40 sista on the cover and have her to look so good that you can’t find the magazine in stores because every where you go it’s sold out. Then that will be the first playboy I’ll ever buy.

  18. [quote comment="8412"]If she’s in the photos fingering herself, then that’s porn.[/quote] :lol2:

  19. I always kind of thought that Garcelle was a classy, sophisticated woman, this news is disappointing to me, surely there are better ways to save your career than this! :noway: Selling sex is such an “easy way out” option. :hmph:

  20. [quote comment="8408"]i wonder if her white husband put her up to it. im not hating on white people, but posing for playboy is some white ish.[/quote]
    Is her white hubby pimpin her out.. they being doing it for the last 400yrs… :mrgreen:

  21. [quote comment="8408"]i wonder if her white husband put her up to it. im not hating on white people, but posing for playboy is some white ish.[/quote]
    I don’t know if he put her up to it or if she is even still married. I have never ever seen a pic of her and husband. I will say this though, a Black man wouldn’t allow his wife to do this. Jay ain’t gonna let Bey take it off. Brothas just aren’t cool with this type of thing when it comes to their wives or girlfreinds.

  22. Garcelle is a beautiful sista. If her body is on point, the photo shoot classy, and poses tasteful I don’t think she should be dogged for her decision.

    However, if she looks like a tramp, this will certainly put a nail in the coffin of her career.

  23. :noway: fancypants needs to stop it!

  24. I think she should be pass this type of stuff this time in her life. If she wants to do nude photos she should do it for herself or her hubby or man. But no not for the world at her age. My thoughts!! :)

  25. Madame Zenobia

    I do not understand the fascination with doing this. I mean, yeah, you still look good for your age, but WHY pose nude for PLAYBOY!?! It’s not art! Pose for Marc Baptiste or an photographer who’s an artist, but Playboy??? Does she need the money? :noway: :hmph:

  26. I may be nuts here but wasn’t she a model for Mary Kay awhile back? I think she is very beautiful…

  27. Wow, so because she poses for playboy she’s not classy? lol. she’s a GROWN A** WOMAN! Playboy really does have some tasteful pictures (no homo). I didn’t think the Stacey Dash pictures were that bad. Garcelle is a beautiful woman, and if they’re paying the girl RIGHT, then I say GO FOR IT!

    40′s the new 20 right? lol.

    and Smooth Magazine.. lol. oppose to Playboy??? yea right!

  28. [quote comment="8526"]Wow, so because she poses for playboy she’s not classy? lol. she’s a GROWN A** WOMAN! Playboy really does have some tasteful pictures (no homo). I didn’t think the Stacey Dash pictures were that bad. Garcelle is a beautiful woman, and if they’re paying the girl RIGHT, then I say GO FOR IT!

    40′s the new 20 right? lol.

    and Smooth Magazine.. lol. oppose to Playboy??? yea right![/quote]How many bm are gonna buy it.. she not bootyful enough…If it was janet jackson or kenya moore.. i would be running to store to get it… :loser:

  29. [quote comment="8450"][quote comment="8408"]i wonder if her white husband put her up to it. im not hating on white people, but posing for playboy is some white ish.[/quote]
    I don’t know if he put her up to it or if she is even still married. I have never ever seen a pic of her and husband. I will say this though, a Black man wouldn’t allow his wife to do this. Jay ain’t gonna let Bey take it off. Brothas just aren’t cool with this type of thing when it comes to their wives or girlfreinds.[/quote]
    OH, SHES STILL MARRIED TO THE “MAN” LOOKS LIKE SCHOOL TEACHER OR SOMETHING. :cool:

  30. Perry Saunders

    :sad: What a sham she always give me the impression that she would not do something so low down, but some people will do anything for the money, look at what she married. Plus she has no acting skills ,just a model, so disappointing.

  31. I wish her well :dance2:

  32. Forget Playboy……..who had her wearing that hot a** sweater and winter boots in this picture above by the swimming pool?!
    Playboy is hyping this up….watch her be 3/4th clothed with sheets or feather boas covering her parts. I don’t think see “really” posed nude. We’ll see!

  33. Yo People!
    Try not to judge the woman on what she does (she’s a grown ass woman) or who she’s married to (a working man that hates the spotlight). It’s so easy to throw stones ya’ll!

  34. Maybe thats whos she trying to reach wm..They’re the ones who really buys playboy anyway… :cool:

  35. she’s hot yo! nice booty too!!!!!

  36. I think it’s a good move for her, it will re-introduce her to Black men who loved her on Jamie Foxx and it can’t hurt her career.

  37. Do Black men even ready Playboy? And even if they do I don’t think she is looking to attract the Black male audience or she really would have done a Black magazine like Smooth or Black Men.

  38. [quote comment="8834"]I think it’s a good move for her, it will re-introduce her to Black men who loved her on Jamie Foxx and it can’t hurt her career.[/quote]
    Please! how many BM READ PLAYBOY, I CAN’T TELL WHEN I BOUGHT THAT dam MAG…Its a wm mag… :lol:

  39. [quote comment="8835"]Do Black men even ready Playboy? And even if they do I don’t think she is looking to attract the Black male audience or she really would have done a Black magazine like Smooth or Black Men.[/quote]
    Exactly, we don’t read that dam thing..She has a ww body and she acts accordingly.. :confused:

  40. [quote comment="8837"][quote comment="8835"]Do Black men even ready Playboy? And even if they do I don’t think she is looking to attract the Black male audience or she really would have done a Black magazine like Smooth or Black Men.[/quote]
    Exactly, we don’t read that dam thing..She has a ww body and she acts accordingly.. :confused:[/quote]
    She has a ww’s body?! Oh please! Now, THAT’S funny! And she acts accordingly?! So I guess to present yourself with class and grace is only for ww to do. Wow, It’s thought’s like this that keeps our stereotypes striving strong. Keep up the good work!

  41. The sista just can’t win. Brothas say they hate the Keyshia Cole acting girls but Garcelle who is clearly at the other end of the specturum catches hell as well. What is acting White exactly? Speaking proper English- what? Do explain…

  42. I don’t see the problem. Nudity is beautiful. She may be doing it just cause she feels like it, may not be a career move. More power to her. By the way I am black

  43. [quote comment="8874"][quote comment="8837"][quote comment="8835"]Do Black men even ready Playboy? And even if they do I don’t think she is looking to attract the Black male audience or she really would have done a Black magazine like Smooth or Black Men.[/quote]
    Exactly, we don’t read that dam thing..She has a ww body and she acts accordingly.. :confused:[/quote]
    She has a ww’s body?! Oh please! Now, THAT’S funny! And she acts accordingly?! So I guess to present yourself with class and grace is only for ww to do. Wow, It’s thought’s like this that keeps our stereotypes striving strong. Keep up the good work![/quote]
    Present yourself with class and grace is not to do a soft porn mag… :|

  44. Present yourself with class and grace is not to do a soft porn mag…

    Fleur and Debra well said. Lee posing nude is not considered soft porn. Posing nude plus masturbating while taking pictues is soft porn. Nudity is art. You can still have class and grace and still take beautiful nude pictures. It’s about celebrating your body. Now I disagree with her doing playboy because she’s not on the cover and they will probably make her look stupid. But she shouldn’t be critized either.

  45. [quote comment="8940"]Present yourself with class and grace is not to do a soft porn mag…

    Fleur and Debra well said. Lee posing nude is not considered soft porn. Posing nude plus masturbating while taking pictues is soft porn. Nudity is art. You can still have class and grace and still take beautiful nude pictures. It’s about celebrating your body. Now I disagree with her doing playboy because she’s not on the cover and they will probably make her look stupid. But she shouldn’t be critized either.[/quote]I believe u can celebrate your body without taken your clothes off..DO maxium of stuff to kick start your career..Sripper bares it all why not do that.. :lol2:

  46. So Garcelle did get the cover. She looks ok so far. I have seen better covers, but she definitely is pretty and has a beautiful brown complexion.

  47. I want to know why she did it. I’m waiting for that interview.

  48. I just don’t understand why women feel the need to do this. She is married with a sixteen year old son. I bet he is catching hell in school because his mama decided to act like a tramp at almost 50 years of age. :thumbsdown:

  49. Her nipples look funny just like Stacy Dash’s did. Playboy hates Black women’s nippels :hmph:

  50. Playboy is so obsessed with airbrushing and making women look perfect that they often end up making them look deformed or odd. Just like Stacy, Garcelle’s butt looks funny and so do her breasts. All in all she is obviously very pretty and I love her color. The pics are blah though.

  51. Her best pics are the ones with the black mink and diamonds. She looks absolutely stunning in those.