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A look at the battles Hugh Hefner fought over the years against the U.S. government, the religious right, and militant feminists.

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Larry Adler ...
Himself (archive footage)
Bobbie Arnstein ...
Herself (archive footage)
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Herself: Folk Singer / Activist
Count Basie ...
Himself (archive footage)
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Himself: Singer
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Himself: Christian Activist, Singer
Reverend Malcolm Boyd ...
Himself: Author
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Himself (archive footage)
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Himself: Social Activist / Retired NFL Player
Susan Brownmiller ...
Herself: Feminist / Author
Lenny Bruce ...
Himself (archive footage)
William F. Buckley ...
Himself (archive footage) (as William F. Buckley Jr.)
Vincent Bugliosi ...
Himself: Attorney / Author (as Vince Bugliosi)
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Himself
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Himself: TV Talk Show Host
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An revealing look at the outspoken, flamboyant founder of the Playboy empire. With humor and insight, the film captures Hefner's fierce battles with the government, the religious right and militant feminists. Rare footage and compelling interviews with a remarkable who's who of 20th Century American pop culture, present a brilliant and entertaining snapshot of the life of an extraordinary man and the controversies that surrounded him. Written by Brigitte Berman

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Rated R for graphic nudity and sexual content | See all certifications »
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5 June 2010 (USA)  »

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$11,145 (USA) (30 July 2010)

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$21,878 (USA) (6 August 2010)
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Interesting, very interesting
27 August 2013 | by (West Chester, Pa) – See all my reviews

I admit I only watched bits and pieces of this, well, whatever it is - documentary? Tribute? Position paper? The problem I have with these things - much like PBS' anti-creationist propaganda or Bill Maher - is that they pick some of the lamest opponents to make it look like they are presenting a complete picture, when really they're just straw dogs. And I don't want to be completely hypocritical, I looked at my share of Playboys in my time. I agree with some of Hef's beliefs and disagree with others. So the question is, is Hef a modern martyr for his beliefs or does he just pose as the coolest guy in town? Sorry, but I've always seen Hef as an opportunist who likes women a lot and has interesting views on behavior with women, sort of the ultimate urban alpha male who spends at least part of his time justifying his inappropriate lifestyle. This movie didn't change my mind. I really wasn't offended, I just hope people don't watch this and think Hef is the Pope. He's not, but he sure is one rich guy with a cool image and a lot of girls.


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