Secrets of Playboy

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  • TV-14
  • 2022
  • 1 Season
  • 6.7  (1,229)

The documentary event Secrets of Playboy explores the hidden truths behind the fable and philosophy of the Playboy empire through a modern-day lens. 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.

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The Aftermath
12. The Aftermath
April 4, 2022
Former Playmates, girlfriends, and employees including Sondra Theodore, Susie Krabacher, Lisa Loving Barrett and Audrey Ann Huskey come together to share their experiences and struggles stemming from their time in the Playboy world. Alongside sex and trauma therapist Dr. Kate Balestrieri, the women reflect on the decades of fear and abuse they experienced and how the Playboy legacy has changed as a result of their decisions to come forward.
Behind the Girls Next Door
11. Behind the Girls Next Door
March 28, 2022
Former girlfriends of Hugh Hefner Karissa and Kristina Shannon, discuss their experience with Hefner and the hit television series "The Girls Next Door," which introduced a new generation to Hefner and the Playboy lifestyle. Telling their emotional story for the first time, Karissa and Kristina reveal that beneath the sugar-coated exterior was a darker world led by Hefner with increasingly stricter rules designed to control the women in order to maintain the Playboy image.
Predator Number One
10. Predator Number One
March 21, 2022
In public, Hefner continually professes that he wants to protect his girls next door, but he continually fails; Playmate Susie Krabacher, mansion employees Stefan and Stella Tetanbaum, and Sondra Theodore reveal dark truths.
The Shadow Mansions
9. The Shadow Mansions
March 14, 2022
During the 1990s, Playmates, including Pamela Anderson and Anna Nicole Smith, reach peak fame and young women flock to Los Angeles in hopes of being the next centerfold; men in Hefner's inner circle set up shadow mansions where women are exploited.
Predators' Ball
8. Predators' Ball
March 7, 2022
Even in the earliest parties at the mansion, celebrities like Roman Polanski and Bill Cosby are a big part of the allure of the Playboy brand, but Hugh Hefner keeps some Hollywood A-listers happy at the expense of the women.
The Big Playboy Lie
7. The Big Playboy Lie
February 28, 2022
A roundtable of Playmates recount how decades of women modeled for the magazine because they believed the Playboy promise that becoming a Playmate would lead to a lucrative career in a safe environment. Instead, many faced a hostile environment rampant with drugs, pornography, and prostitution. The circumstances led Miki Garcia to testify against Playboy before the Reagan Administration's 1980s Commission on Pornography.
The Corporate Ladder
6. The Corporate Ladder
February 21, 2022
The documentary event Secrets of Playboy explores the hidden truths behind the fable and philosophy of the Playboy empire through a modern-day lens. 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.
The Circus
5. The Circus
February 14, 2022
After decades of silence, Hefner's former number one girlfriend Sondra Theodore shares her story detailing how she was groomed by him to participate in his increasingly abusive sex life. Sondra's testimony shines a spotlight on Hefner's mechanisms for controlling and breaking women.
The Price of Loyalty
4. The Price of Loyalty
February 7, 2022
This episode explores the 1970s DEA investigation into Hefner, Playboy, and drugs through the lens of two women who lived and worked at Playboy: Hefner's right-hand woman Bobbie Arnstein, who committed suicide while being investigated for drug trafficking, and Playboy Bunny Adrienne Pollack, who died of a drug overdose in 1973.
The Bunnies & the Cleanup Crew
3. The Bunnies & the Cleanup Crew
January 31, 2022
Playboy hired the most attractive women in the world by promising an environment where they would always be protected, but outside of the Playboy Mansion, the Bunnies faced dangers and abuses that were covered up by the Playboy “cleanup crew.”
The Girl Next Door
2. The Girl Next Door
January 24, 2022
In the 2000s, Hugh Hefner reinvented himself and his brand through the runaway success of the reality show "Girls Next Door," starring his girlfriends Bridget Marquardt, Kendra Wilkinson, and number one girlfriend Holly Madison. The series made mansion life seem like a fairytale, but Holly and Bridget reveal that the reality was a life full of rigid rules, gaslighting, and infighting.
The Playboy Legacy
1. The Playboy Legacy
January 24, 2022
Hugh Hefner sold himself as a champion of free speech who created the Playboy brand to set off a sexual revolution that would liberate men and women alike, but over the years he used Playboy to manipulate women to compete for his favor and silenced whistleblowers.
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The documentary event Secrets of Playboy explores the hidden truths behind the fable and philosophy of the Playboy empire through a modern-day lens. 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.

Secrets of Playboy is a series that is currently running and has 1 seasons (12 episodes). The series first aired on January 24, 2022.

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Secrets of Playboy is available for streaming on the A&E website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Secrets of Playboy on demand at Peacock Premium and Amazon and Vudu and A&E and Google Play and Hoopla and Apple TV and Philo and.

  • Premiere Date
    January 24, 2022
  • IMDB Rating
    6.7  (1,229)