American Playboy: The Hugh Hefner Story — Trailer


added: Wed, Mar 15th '17

Pioneer. Provocateur. Father. Bachelor. Rebel. Activist. Visonary. Playboy. Legend.

Yes, Hugh Hefner has been labeled a lot of things over the years. So, what better way to explore the 90-year-old Playboy magazine founder's unconventional life and career than with an epic 10-part documentary series for Amazon.

Check out the trailer for "American Playboy: The Hugh Hefner Story," a new docuseries that offers viewers a comprehensive look at the iconic adult magazine mogul who helped reshape the cultural attitudes toward sex in America.

Featuring interviews and rarely-seen footage from Hefner's personal archives, the series will incorporate cinematic reenactments, in which New Zealand actor Matt Whelan (from the New Zealand series "Go Girls") portrays a young Hefner as he launches the Playboy magazine in the early 1950s and the Playboy Club in the '60s.

Executive produced by Emmy-nominated documentary producer Stephen David (The World Wars), "American Playboy" is set to stream exclusively on Amazon on Friday, April 7th.

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.


starring   Hugh Hefner; Matt Whelan as young Hefner

release date   April 7, 2017 (on Amazon)

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