July 30, 2010
Studio: Metaphor Films
Director: Brigitte Berman
MPAA Rating: R (for graphic nudity and sexual content)
Starring: Jim Brown, George Lucas, James Caan, Hugh Hefner, Tony Bennett, Joan Baez, Jesse Jackson
Copyright Holder: N/A
Official website: HughHefnerPlayboyActivistRebel.com
Berman had unprecedented access to the outspoken founder of the Playboy empire. Through interviews and Hefner's own voluminous archives, the Oscar-winning Berman contrasts Hef's controversial lifestyle with his battles over racial equality, First Amendment rights, abortion rights, sexual freedom, censorship and social justice. "What fascinates me about Hef is that, while many know him only as a hedonistic, sensual playboy and a legendary lover of countless beautiful women, there is a whole other and far more interesting, far sexier side to him as well," Berman said. Doc also includes interviews with George Lucas, Tony Bennett, Joan Baez, Jim Brown, James Caan and Jesse Jackson.