Archival footage and exclusive interviews with insiders from all facets of the Playboy world, help unravel the glamorous mythology created by the Playboy brand over several decades. Secrets of Playboy explores the hidden realities behind the fable and philosophy of the Playboy empire through today’s lens. Four years after Hefner’s death, insiders, colleagues, executives, Playmates and employees from all levels of the brand share the full story of what life within the Playboy world was truly like. Across ten hours, the series delves into the complex world Hugh Hefner created and examines its far reaching consequences on our culture’s view of power and sexuality.
Hugh Hefner defined the sexual revolution and was a champion for many progressive ideas yet intertwined with the glossy facade a much darker side ofthe Playboy empire is exposed. This series contains allegations of wrongdoing over decades by Hugh Hefner and others associated with him and the Playboybrand. The brand seemingly celebrated women but created an environment where nefarious conduct flourished including claims of sexual assault and drug abuse, and prostitution, suicide and even murder lurked in the shadows. The series explores how the Playboy machine was a powerful force that, at its worst, manipulated women in a toxic environment, silencing their voices, pitting them against one another and opening the door to sexual predators.