American Playboy: The Hugh Hefner Story

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  • TV-MA
  • 2017
  • 1 Season
  • 7.5  (1,987)

This documentary series follows the rise of Hugh Hefner, the founder of Playboy magazine, from his humble to start to the head of a publishing empire. Although Hefner's fortune was built on publishing photos of nude women, the series casts him as a champion of civil rights and freedom of speech, as well. The series uses interviews, vintage footage, and dramatic re-enactments to tell its story.

American Playboy: The Hugh Hefner Story
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My Way
10. My Way
April 7, 2017
With Playboy on the brink of bankruptcy, Hefner sacrifices friends and leans on family - handing over the reins to his daughter, Christie. Meanwhile, Hefner breaks his promise to never marry again and gets a second chance at fatherhood as Playboy navigates into the 21st
Down the Rabbit Hole: The Dorothy Stratten Murder
9. Down the Rabbit Hole: The Dorothy Stratten Murder
April 7, 2017
After the death of Bobbie Arnstein, Hugh Hefner retreats permanently to his Los Angeles mansion where he hosts some of Playboy
Sex, Drugs and DEA Investigations
8. Sex, Drugs and DEA Investigations
April 7, 2017
When Bobbie Arnstein - Hugh Hefners secretary and close friend - is arrested in a small-time drug deal, the federal government sees the perfect opportunity to take down the Playboy empire. Hefner is forced to distance himself from Bobbie and the consequences prove deadly.
Below The Belt: Playboy and the Pubic Wars
7. Below The Belt: Playboy and the Pubic Wars
April 7, 2017
Playboy hops across the pond to open a London club and Hugh Hefner falls for UCLA co-ed Barbi Benton while filming his new TV show in Los Angeles. Meanwhile the magazine goes to battle against Penthouse, whose explicit photographs are quickly winning over readers.
Rebel with a Cause: Civil Liberties and Government Crackdowns
6. Rebel with a Cause: Civil Liberties and Government Crackdowns
April 7, 2017
Hefner becomes addicted to an amphetamine drug that turns him into a tyrant of a boss but lets him work around the clock, using the pages of the magazine to fight for civil rights. Playboy lands an interview with Martin Luther King, Jr, and after the leader
The Playboy Interview (
5. The Playboy Interview (
April 7, 2017
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. While the magazine becomes a voice for political change, a revealing photo spread of a Hollywood starlet lands Hefner behind bars on obscenity charges.
Members Only: The Playboy Club
4. Members Only: The Playboy Club
April 7, 2017
Hugh Hefner makes Playboys bachelor lifestyle accessible to the public by opening the first Playboy Club in Chicago. He supervises the clubs every detail, holding a nationwide casting call for a team of hostesses who will soon become iconic - the Playboy bunnies.
Becoming Mr. Playboy
3. Becoming Mr. Playboy
April 7, 2017
During the mid-1950s, Hugh Hefner becomes the face of Playboy and uses his fame to speak out about social issues. Playboy
Birth of the Centerfold: The Girl Next Door
2. Birth of the Centerfold: The Girl Next Door
April 7, 2017
Hugh Hefner launches a magazine for the modern, post-war American man and it hits the stands to great success. When the new subscription manager catches Hefner
Before the Bunny: Marilyn Monroe
1. Before the Bunny: Marilyn Monroe
April 7, 2017
Unfulfilled by family life and a desk job, Hugh Hefner strikes out against American puritanical values by launching a magazine that celebrates sex. He creates the first issue of Playboy from his kitchen table with the help of Marilyn Monroe as his first pin-up girl.
American Playboy: The Hugh Hefner Story
American Playboy: The Hugh Hefner Story

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This documentary series follows the rise of Hugh Hefner, the founder of Playboy magazine, from his humble to start to the head of a publishing empire. Although Hefner's fortune was built on publishing photos of nude women, the series casts him as a champion of civil rights and freedom of speech, as well. The series uses interviews, vintage footage, and dramatic re-enactments to tell its story.

American Playboy: The Hugh Hefner Story is a series that is currently running and has 1 seasons (10 episodes). The series first aired on April 7, 2017.

Where to Watch American Playboy: The Hugh Hefner Story

American Playboy: The Hugh Hefner Story is available for streaming on the Amazon website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch American Playboy: The Hugh Hefner Story on demand at Amazon Prime.

  • Premiere Date
    April 7, 2017
  • IMDB Rating
    7.5  (1,987)