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Hugh Hefner: Playboy, Activist and Rebel (2009)

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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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Cast

Credited cast:
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
Malcolm Boyd ...
Himself: Author (as Reverend Malcolm Boyd)
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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)
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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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Did You Know?

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Goodnight, Irene
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Performed by Pete Seeger
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One-side Gushing Sycophant
20 September 2013 | by See all my reviews

This is a gushing unbalanced Canadian documentary praising the Playboy founder Hugh Hefner.

It hits on all the highlights from the beginning. It's mostly about Playboy and its influence.

There are a lot of famous talking heads, some of which are kind of surprising.

But the rebuttal talking heads are really limited and sticking to the well worn arguments.

It covers a lot of history. But it's one sided. Maybe the filmmaker should ask for a second opinion.


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