Idris Elba to Cover September Issue of ‘Maxim’

Idris Elba will be featured on the cover of the September issue of Maxim, making the British actor the first man to ever do so.

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Of this groundbreaking move, the publication’s new editor-in-chief, Kate Lanphear, tells Racked, “This is the very first time, and there was no one else in the world more badass than Idris.

Traditionally, the magazine features ladies in various states of tasteful undress. So, while it’s pleasing to see the star of the BBC’s Luther breaking gender boundaries, it’s a bit disappointing to see him wearing so many layers of unnecessary clothing.

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