A biographical film taking an intimate look at the outspoken, flamboyant founder of the Playboy empire.
When Hefner launched Playboy magazine in 1953, he became a champion of the sexual revolution. Unfortunately, the church and state were offended by his liberal ideas and initiated a war against Hugh that would go on for decades. Hefner has always been known as a hedonistic
playboy, whose main focus has been lots of women and sexual encounters. However, the other side of Hugh, unknown to most has been an individual who fought to become a groundbreaking advocate and catalyst for civil rights, the First Amendment, and human rights.
With humour and insight, the film captures Hefner's fierce battles with the government, the religious right, and militant feminists. Compelling interviews with some of most prominent people throughout the decades gives a brilliant and entertaining snapshot of the life of
an extraordinary man and the controversies that surrounded him.
When: Opening August 27, 2010
Where: Fifth Avenue Cinemas, 2110 Burrard Street
Time: See website http://www.festivalcinemas.ca for show times