Secrets of Playboy

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Season 1 episodes (12)

1 The Playboy Legacy (#101)
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.
2 The Girl Next Door (#102)
In the 2000s, Hugh Hefner reinvented himself and his brand through the success of the reality show starring his girlfriends Bridget Marquardt, Kendra Wilkinson, and Holly Madison.
3 The Bunnies & the Cleanup Crew (#103)
Playboy hired the most attractive women in the world to don the ears and tail by promising an environment where they would always be protected. But outside of the clubs, the Bunnies faced dangers and abuses that were covered up.
4 The Price of Loyalty (#104)
This episode explores the 1970s DEA investigation into Hefner, Playboy, and drugs through the lens of two women who lived and worked at Playboy.
5 The Circus (#109)
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.
6 The Corporate Game (#105)
The Playboy corporate world was billed as a welcoming place for women, but Playmate and eventual Director of Playboy Promotions Miki Garcia and Bunny Mother PJ Masten reveal the rampant sexual harassment they faced.
7 The Big Playboy Lie (#106)
A roundtable of Playmates recount how decades of women modeled for the magazine because they believed that becoming a Playmate would lead to a lucrative career in a safe environment. Instead, many faced a hostile environment.
8 Predators' Ball (#107)
From the earliest parties at the Mansion, celebrities like Roman Polanski and Bill Cosby were a big part of the allure of the Playboy brand. But Hugh Hefner kept some Hollywood A-listers happy at the expense of the women.
9 The Shadow Mansions (#108)
During the 1990s, Playmates had reached peak fame and young women flocked to LA in hopes of being the next centerfold. Yet for those not deemed attractive enough, men in Hefner's inner circle set up "shadow" mansions.
10 Predator Number One (#110)
Hefner continually professed that he wanted to protect his "girls next door." But he continually failed. Never before heard stories from Playmate Susie Krabacher, mansion employees Stefan and Stella Tetanbaum, and Sondra Theodore reveal the dark truth.
11 Behind The Girls Next Door (#112)
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.
12 The Aftermath (#111)
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.

About this show

SECRETS OF PLAYBOY will explore 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.
25 reviews
Sharon Phillips
April 6, 2022
I'm glad that this story has come into the light. I'm so sorry for the hell that these women went through. The devil had dirt on everyone and no one would have believed them. I pray that hef is burning in hell!
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May 4, 2022
Definitely definitely worth watching! It really takes Playboy's top off! Pun Intended!
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Patrick Goehring
February 8, 2022
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