Idris Elba Makes Men’s History, Covers Maxim

Photo: Robbie Fimmano for Maxim

In an important milestone for men, Idris Elba is covering Maxim’s September issue, which is out on newsstands tomorrow. (The magazine has only ever featured female cover subjects in the past.) Posing in a Calvin Klein Collection black leopard-print funnel coat, presumably as a way to deflect overzealous air-conditioning, the actor is dubbed an “all-around badass.” Men really can do anything if they put their minds to it, it seems!

The “Legit Issue” also touts features with A$AP Rocky, Gay Talese, and Fetty Wap, among other deserving men. When she took over the helm as EIC a year ago, Kate Lanphear told the Cut, “I invite female readers!” This cover, though, probably does more to achieve that than any formal invitation would.