• Hugh Hefner: Playboy, Activist and Rebel (2009)

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Release Date: July 30th, 2010

R|2 hr 15 min

Plot Summary
Hugh Hefner, magazine entrepreneur and lover of beautiful women, battles the U.S. government, religious groups and militant feminists to stay in business.

Cast: Hugh Hefner, James Caan, Tony Curtis, George Lucas, Bill Maher, Tim Hauser, Dorothy Donegan

Director: Brigitte Berman

Genres: Documentary

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  • At 84 he describes himself as being kept alive by young women's laughter and infernal baby-talk, marking off perhaps his final, groaning aspirational standard. Almost makes me feel sorry for those men still trying to keep up. show more

  • If your sole image of Playboy founder Hugh Hefner is that of a lanky, silk-jammied sybarite strolling the grounds of his mansion with a jiggling blond on either arm, Hugh Hefner: Playboy, Activist and Rebel will knock your socks off. show more

  • The film is at its most potent delineating Hefner's role in the American civil rights movement, going beyond the pages of his magazine. show more

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