The Amazon Original Series draws from unprecedented access to more than 17,000 hours of footage and over 2,600 scrapbooks from Hefner's personal archives, chronicling the life of an American icon and the history of the brand he created.
American Playboy: The Hugh Hefner Story is a docuseries combining archival footage, interviews and cinematic reenactments to tell the story of Playboy magazine's charismatic founder Hugh Hefner and his impact on global culture and history. American Playboy begins in post-war America and takes us through the launch of Playboy magazine in 1953 and the next six decades of Hefner's life and career. As he built his empire, Hefner became both a social justice advocate and a target of the conservative movement, battling with the FBI and J. Edgar Hoover while becoming an outspoken defender of civil rights.
The guy playing Hugh Hefner ,is so bad and so little charming I can't
understand why he was chosen. His look radiate the kind of sleazy, you
expect in someone hitting on the babysitter. Instead of the old
distinguished charm Heffner is known for.
Since this is sort of like a documentary, they really go out of their
way,to glorify Playboy as anything else,than the porn mag it is/was.
There is very little balance in the stuff presented. Heffner comes off
as a control freak Let's be real here folks,nobody really buy playboy
for the articles.
I didn't read it in the 60-70's.But I came across one or two issues, in
the 80s and 90s. And let's be real. The thing playboy is most known for
is: The parties,The bunnies,The celebrities who choose to pose nude in
it. And that is what is missing from this whole reenactment
The celebrities who posed for playboy, talking about their playboy
experience.Why they chose playboy,how it was for them,did they ever go
to a playboy party before or after they posed etc. What is was like for
them afterwards.How their parents reacted etc.
They interview a few male celebs.(Gene Simmons and James Caan,are the
only ones) the rest is mostly Ex bunnies. There are so much more they
could've done,to make this a more interesting documentary.
Instead they have a lot of scenes that don't really show Hugh in a
flattery term,where he constantly date someone who posed for the mag,or
work for him. But all in all, he comes out of this series/documentary
quite squeaky clean.
I had to laugh a few times,when he goes to debate angry feminists. And
he more or less,get slaughtered. I got the impression,he expect them to
embrace him. For someone who wanted to debate them in public,on live TV
no less. He seem ill prepared,in terms of counter arguments to their
strong and radical claims. And as to why they should be on his
side.Even his son agree with them
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