What a Creep: Hugh Hefner

Hugh Hefner

What a Creep: Hugh Hefner

Season 14, Episode 10

Playboy Founder & Creep

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On September 17, 2017, Hugh Marston Heffner died at the age of 91. He was hailed in the press (for decades) as being solely responsible for the sexual revolution of the 60s, a champion of civil rights, a First Amendment warrior, a philanthropic activist, and a hero to women who would still be stuck home with sexless lives were it not for his brand Playboy. 

It was just a few weeks afterward that the ‘Me Too” movement began with the first articles about Harvey Weinstein being played out in the media and shitty people decrying “cancel culture” ever since. In this episode, I will talk about the ways Hef used manipulation to control and dominate the lives of people who worked for him and the horrendous legacy of his horrible relations with women that lasted for decades at the Playboy mansion.  

Trigger Warnings: Sexual Assault, Rape, Drug Use, and Animal Abuse (very slight mention here)

Sources:

The Independent

In These  Times.com

The Los Angeles Times

A & E Network’s “Secrets of Playboy

American Playboy “The Hugh Hefner Story”

Down the Rabbit Hole by Holly Madison

Playground: A Childhood Lost Inside the Playboy Mansion by Jennifer Saginor

Elle

The Guardian

Slate

Nina McCollum Medium

Variety

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