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American Playboy

Season 1

[Series Premiere April 7, 2017] A fascinating docuseries chronicling Playboy magazine’s charismatic founder, Hugh Hefner, and his impact on global culture. Told from his unique perspective with never-before-seen footage from his private archive, discover the captivating story about the man behind the bunny.

Genres
Documentary, Drama
Subtitles
العربية, 中文(简体), 中文(繁體), Deutsch, English [CC], Español (Latinoamérica), Español (España), Français, हिन्दी, Indonesia, Italiano, 한국어, Nederlands, Polski, Português, Русский, Türkçe
Audio Languages
English
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Episodes (10)

  1. 1. Before the Bunny: Marilyn Monroe

    40 minutesApril 6, 201718+Subtitles

    The surprising story of how Marilyn Monroe became Playboy’s first pin-up.

  2. 2. Birth of the Centerfold: The Girl Next Door

    42 minutesApril 6, 201718+Subtitles

    Hugh Hefner convinces his new subscription manager to pose as the magazine’s first centerfold and “the girl next door” becomes Playboy’s formula for success. 

  3. 3. Becoming Mr. Playboy

    42 minutesApril 6, 201718+Subtitles

    During the mid-1950s, Hugh Hefner and Playboy gain national success, giving Hefner an opportunity to speak out about social issues while enjoying the perks of being Mr. Playboy.

  4. 4. Members Only: The Playboy Club

    41 minutesApril 6, 201718+Subtitles

    To bring Playboy’s bachelor lifestyle to the public, Hugh Hefner opens the Playboy Club in Chicago and creates the perfect nightlife hostess – the bunny.

  5. 5. The Playboy Interview (“I Read the Magazine for the Articles

    41 minutesApril 6, 201718+Subtitles

    Hugh Hefner creates the Playboy Interview, giving a platform to cultural leaders to discuss pressing social issues, and publishes a controversial interview with Malcolm X.

  6. 6. Rebel with a Cause: Civil Liberties and Government Crackdowns

    40 minutesApril 6, 201718+Subtitles

    Hefner becomes addicted to an amphetamine drug that lets him work around the clock, using the pages of the magazine to fight for civil rights and ultimately publish what would become Martin Luther King Jr’s final written words. 

  7. 7. Below The Belt: Playboy and the Pubic Wars

    41 minutesApril 6, 201718+Subtitles

    While Hugh Hefner finds love and success in Hollywood, Playboy fights Penthouse in the pubic wars.

  8. 8. Sex, Drugs and DEA Investigations

    38 minutesApril 6, 201718+Subtitles

    Hugh Hefner’s secretary and close friend, Bobbie Arnstein, finds herself at the center of a conspiracy to take down the Playboy empire and her loyalty to Hefner proves deadly.

  9. 9. Down the Rabbit Hole: The Dorothy Stratten Murder

    43 minutesApril 6, 201718+Subtitles

    After the death of Bobbie Arnstein, Hugh Hefner retreats permanently to his Los Angeles mansion, only to face the murder of Playmate Dorothy Stratten.

  10. 10. My Way

    46 minutesApril 6, 201718+Subtitles

    With Playboy on the brink of bankruptcy, Hefner sacrifices friends and leans on family to secure the brand’s future.

  11. Bonus: American Playboy: The Hugh Hefner Story - Official Trailer

    February 5, 201718+Subtitles

    Told from Hugh Hefner’s unique perspective, discover the fascinating and revealing story about the man behind one of the most globally recognized brands. Comprised of never-before-seen archival footage, the docuseries spans over six decades while telling the dual narrative of Hefner’s captivating personal life, intertwined with the evolution of the country he sought to change.

Additional Details

Amazon Maturity Rating
18+ Adults. Learn more