'The Playboy Club' Showrunner: 'There's a Perception of the Show That's False'

NBC’s freshman drama The Playboy Clubhas had a bumpy road in getting to the screen.

The project has had the Parents Television Council up in arms twice – even before the first episode unspooled. First, the PTC took issue with nudity clauses included in its actors’ contracts and, more recently, over co-star Laura Benanti gracing a retro cover of Playboy magazine that they claimed "mainstreamed pornography."

In addition, women’s rights activist Gloria Steinem, who went undercover in the club the series is based on, claimed the series "normalizes a passive dominant idea of gender" and called for a boycott. Read More...



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