Hugh Hefner On His Role In Fighting Segregation


Hef appeared on Larry King Live last night in support of the forthcoming documentary Hugh Hefner: Playboy, Activist, and Rebel. Here, he discusses how he fought racial segregation with his TV show Playboy After Dark, and denies setting feminism back.

The documentary—directed by Academy Award winner Brigitte Berman—chronicles how Hef’s public image as a womanizer and party-er contrasted with his political activism for First Amendment rights, pro-choice, and social justice. Granted, I’m a sucker for any archival footage of the heyday of Playboy, but this film looks awesome.

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