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Friday, September 04, 2009


September 4, 2009.
Gawker.com confirms, perhaps prematurely, that Levi Johnston will get naked nude for Playgirl.com and Unzipped Magazine, both with a 99% gay readership. Meanwhile, we have the fully clothed pictures as well as the video of his recent Vanity Fair photo shoot, wherein Levi talks to Tank Jones, his body guard/agent, about exposing his bare assets.

Tank Jones to Levi Johnston: “To pose for Playgirl, you can’t be lacking in the Johnson area. You gotta be able to unfold some things . . . This one dude I know had to have an extra leaf to fold out for him. Now, are you gonna need extra magazine?”

Photo of Levi Johnston pondering his decision to undress for bucks
Levi to Tank: “If I’m gonna do it, you’re gonna be there. You’re my right hand man!”

Tank: “Aw, no. Not if you’re doin’ Johnson things.”

Levi: “Yeah! We’re in this shit together, man! If I’m gonna get naked...”

Watch the entire video at the bottom of this post for the rest of the unconventional conversation!

Levi Johnston in an Armani suit surveying Lower Manhattan October 2009 Vanity Fair photo

Levi's lawyer, Rex Butler, told Daniel Nardicio, the guy who puts together Playgirl's photo sessions, "There are people out there that want to see such a shoot of Levi and we are ready to do it if the proposal is right."

In a telephone interview on Wednesday, Tank Jones, Levi’s manager-bodyguard, confirmed to Advocate.com that negotiations were underway with both Unzipped Media and Playgirl.com to have Bristol Palin’s baby daddy take it all off for an exclusive photo shoot. “Naw, that’s serious. Mr. Butler is doing that,” Jones said, referring to Levi’s lawyer, Rex Butler, when asked if such a photo shoot might actually happen.

Photo of Levi Johnston in a pin stripe suit
Rick Andreoli, executive editor of Unzipped Media, whose assets include The Advocate, also confirmed that Unzipped magazine had made an overture to Levi about appearing au naturel in an upcoming issue. “When Levi was on Bravo saying that he was willing to pose nude if the money was right, we made an offer to Tank Jones and we’re waiting to hear back on that,” Andreoli said.
Although Levi and Tank seem to be unaware that the print counterpart to Playgirl.com has folded, the website is thriving and features hardcore posing although it backs out when it comes to penetration. Solo self-pleasure, i.e. ultimate safe sex, is the key phrase there these days.
Photo of Levi Johnston in Times Square, another October 2009 Vanity Fair shot
And despite a story this morning on Gawker suggesting that a deal between Johnston and Playgirl.com was as good as done, Jones said nothing is confirmed. Confusion aside, The Advocate says, no matter who the audience is for any photo shoot Levi may appear in, Jones is very clear: His client is completely comfortable.

Asked how Levi felt about becoming a gay sex symbol, Tank said, “I’m gonna be honest with you . . . you’ve got to understand that you’re dealing with a young man here, and what he has done is he’s broadened his horizons. However he has felt in the past, this (experience) has afforded him the opportunity to meet a lot of different people and find out that people are just people. Sometimes, some things happen for a reason ... and (Levi’s) eyes are open, so we don’t care what kind of situation it is or who views the magazine.”

Rumor has it Levi is negotiating to pose in his underwear, instead of going completely naked. Nothing is confirmed yet, though, concerning specific qualifications, according to Tank.
Photo of the pages from Vanity Fair containing the article about Sarah Palin penned by Levi Johnston
From the Vanity Fair website, here are excerpts from the article in the October issue, “Me and Mrs. Palin” by Levi Johnston, wherein Levi trashes the former politician upside the head:

Three days after Sarah Palin was announced as the Republican vice-presidential candidate, the McCain campaign released a statement saying that her 17-year-old unwed daughter, Bristol, was pregnant. The baby’s father, an 18-year-old former hometown hockey star, was thus thrust into the national spotlight. In the October issue of Vanity Fair, Levi Johnston explains what happened behind the curtains of the campaign—and inside the Palin home.

For “Me and Mrs. Palin,” Johnston tells Vanity Fair his story about life with the Palin family—with whom he lived for two months after the election—over the course of his two-and-a-half-year relationship with Bristol. He turns a number of commonly held beliefs about the former governor—the purportedly loving mother, devoted wife, and prolific hunter—upside down.
Head shot photo of Levi Johnston from Vanity Fair
“The Palin house was much different from what many people expect of a normal family, even before she was nominated for vice president. There wasn’t much parenting in that house. Sarah doesn’t cook, Todd doesn’t cook—the kids would do it all themselves: cook, clean, do the laundry, and get ready for school. Most of the time Bristol would help her youngest sister with her homework, and I’d barbecue chicken or steak on the grill.”

Even before Palin became John McCain’s running mate, she seemed worried about what a grandchild would do to her political career. According to Johnston, she had a plan for how to handle her daughter’s unexpected pregnancy.


Photo from the October 2009 issue of Vanity Fair with Levi Johnston holding a mask of Sarah Palin while riding in a limo and talking about posing naked
“Sarah told me she had a great idea: we would keep it a secret—nobody would know that Bristol was pregnant. She told me that once Bristol had the baby she and Todd would adopt him. That way, she said, Bristol and I didn’t have to worry about anything. Sarah kept mentioning this plan. She was nagging—she wouldn’t give up. She would say, “So, are you gonna let me adopt him?” We both kept telling her we were definitely not going to let her adopt the baby. I think Sarah wanted to make Bristol look good, and she didn’t want people to know that her 17-year-old daughter was going to have a kid.”

After the campaign, Johnston watched Palin turn into a different person. The result back home in Alaska was a woman ready to turn in elected office for money.

“Sarah was sad for a while. She walked around the house pouting. I had assumed she was going to go back to her job as governor, but a week or two after she got back she started talking about how nice it would be to quit and write a book or do a show and make “triple the money.” It was, to her, “not as hard.” She would blatantly say, “I want to just take this money and quit being governor.” She started to say it frequently, but she didn’t know how to do it. When she came home from work, it seemed like she was more and more stressed out.”

Another photo of Levi Johnston from the October Vanity Fair magazine
You’ll have to buy the magazine to read more. The October issue of Vanity Fair hit newsstands in New York and Los Angeles on September 2 and will be available nationwide September 8.

Gail Collins, Op-Ed contributor to the
New York Times, says that former Alaska governor Sarah Palin should be grateful to Levi. “Palin needs a way to stay in the headlines somehow. And for that, Levi Johnston, we salute you.” Apparently, Collins likes having Palin to kick around. A person who reads the Advocate commented that he hopes Levi poses nude for the sole reason that “it will piss off Palin.” I whole-heartedly concur. I just hope he hits the gym first. His shirtless photos in GQ left me wanting!
Watch CNN's Jeanne Moss’s funny video Report on Levi Johnston’s Vanity Fair Article:

Check out this video: “Behind the Scenes of Vanity Fair’s Levi Johnston Photo Shoot”:
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