SECRETS OF PLAYBOY
United States 2022 – Director: Alexandra Dean – Original language: English – Subtitles: None
During his lifetime, the Playboy founder Hugh Hefner was already a subject of controversy: some people (mostly men) saw him as a visionary and driver of the sexual revolution; others said he had a misguided understanding of freedom and women’s rights. In her documentary series, Dean lets the victims of Hefner’s success have their say. Did Playboy offer sexual liberation? For men at most. Helga-Mari Steininger
Production: Industrial Media's The Intellectual Property Corporation, Crime+Investigation. Producer: Alexandra Dean, Eli Holzman, Aaron Saidman, Matt Shanfield. Length: 90 min. Distribution: N.N. / Filmlänge bei der Filmvorführung am 12.05.: 60 Min. mit Filmgespräch
No youth rating
This film contains explicit narration (and possibly also depiction) of sexual violence.
Dean studied history and literature at Harvard University and journalism at Columbia. Before turning to documentary storytelling, she worked as a journalist and producer for several U.S. television networks, including the investigative magazine "Now on PBS." Her first feature-length documentary BOMBSHELL. THE HEDY LAMARR STORY won several awards.
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Guests: Katja Engelhardt (Journalist and Podcaster) and Kathrin Palesch (CEO A+E Networks Germany)