And the most shocking revelation of the day is, everyone wait for it…Hugh Hefner says sexist things and treats women like objects! We know that Hefner is not popular with the old school feminist set and despite this and his poorly worded statements about women, we actually have a nice, warm, soft spot for our perverted Playboy grandpapa. He may have had more than 2,000 hotties underneath his leopard print sheets but the new documentary film Hugh Hefner: Playboy, Activist and Rebel reminds us of an important fact; if you make sexual rights open to anyone than you get an unlimited amount of sexual rights to engage in yourself!
Want to know what it’s like to be the Viagra-poppin’, randy yet revolutionary Grampy swathed in silk pajamas that Hefner is? Break off a piece with us!
Hugh Hefner answers some questions for the New York Daily News that makes prudes squirm and brunettes sigh with nostalgia. We add our little snarky comments as we do best. Magic is served!
What do you say to women who say you objectify the female form?
“The notion that Playboy turns women into sex objects is ridiculous. Women are sex objects. If women weren’t sex objects, there wouldn’t be another generation. It’s the attraction between the sexes that makes the world go ’round. That’s why women wear lipstick and short skirts.”
Watch out for the pitchforks, Hef! Calling women “sex objects” and saying “attraction between the sexes” makes the world go ’round is so gender ignorant and backyards that ninety percent of the modern educated population won’t get that you are basically just trying to say women are sexy and biologically predisposed to procreation.
Do you feel this documentary is an accurate portrayal of you?
“I would say so. Obviously, it’s not the complete picture, but I think it tells the other half, the half people don’t know as much about. In some quarters, sex and my life remain controversial. I think the director felt obliged to give the other side a voice, and then I had a chance to respond to them. It adds to the interest of the film.”
Enough about the movie. Is there anything off-limits for Hugh Hefner in bed?
“Absolutely. I’m actually a very moral guy. No horses, no reptiles.”
If that’s your definition of morality, then start paving our golden path to the gates of heaven!
How do you handle so many women?
“Sometimes one is more difficult. I was married and faithful for eight years in the 1980s, and following that, as an overreaction to that failed marriage, I wound up with seven live-in girlfriends. Dealing with those seven girlfriends was easier than dealing with one wife.”
Does sex change as you age?
“Well, not particularly. Thank goodness for the arrival of Viagra. It breaks down that wall. But I think you gain some experience over the years and that helps. Woody Allen said, “If you don’t think that sex is dirty, you’re not doing it right.”
Here Hef claims that he is not the “official” spokesperson for Viagra. But he bought stock in Pfizer, right?
Have you always been into blonds?
“No, my first wife was a brunette and Barbi Benton, my major romantic relationship of the early 1970s, was a brunette. But since the end of my marriage, all of my girlfriends have been blonds. I have made the comment that Picasso went through his pink period and his blue period before he arrived at his abstract period. I am in my blond period.”
How does an average guy get a gorgeous woman?
“That’s a tough one. My barber says when you reach middle age and go into a club, the girls look right through you. But that is not true for me. Someone once asked, “What’s your best pickup line?” I said, “My best pickup line is, ‘Hi, my name is Hugh Hefner.’ “
We’ll have to try that pick-up line ‘Hi, my name is Hugh Hefner’ and see if it works the same for us average people.
What are you most proud of in your life so far?
“What I take the greatest pride in is the fact that I’ve played a significant part in the changing of our social and sexual values. Sex outside of wedlock used to not only be forbidden, it was illegal. Playboy helped change those attitudes and laws.”
Perhaps Hugh Hefner wasn’t the only person to change antiquated ideas of sexuality, but he did have a huge part in making it visible to the public, which is often the most important part of a revolution. For this Hef, we salute you, as we are sure many of your Playmates have been “saluted” in the past.