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American Playboy: The Hugh Hefner Story: Season 1 (2016)

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A 10-episode docu-series chronicling the life and career of Playboy magazine founder Hugh Hefner.

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I have a feeling that a thorough Web browse might be a viable alternative.

April 5, 2017 | Full Review…

A thorough and fascinating portrait of a man and his dream that fails to truly challenge perceptions, at least in its earliest episodes.

April 5, 2017 | Full Review…

Absorbing, semi-dramatised 10-part documentary that takes us from the pre-history of the magazine when it was called Stag Party to its latter-day fight for survival.

April 7, 2017 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
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Only towards the end does the series nod at the less salubrious outcomes of this megalomania, but by then the viewer is already drowning in the vast, unedited river of Hefner worship.

May 31, 2017 | Full Review…

Some of the more interesting archived footage is eclipsed by the images of the magazine's celebrated centerfolds, as well as the dramatic reenactment of Hefner's life. All of this is offered in context, but makes it more entertaining than informative.

April 13, 2017 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

This is the story only partially of getting naked women into print; it begins as the story of getting anything into print, and is sometimes exciting in the way of other origin stories.

April 7, 2017 | Full Review…

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