The Dirty Truth: An Interview with Hugh Hefner

Film Interview. Published by The Stranger, June 3, 2010.

"Brigitte Berman’s documentary, Hugh Hefner: Playboy, Activist and Rebel, exposes the dirty truth about the pipe-smoking, silk-jammie-wearing, party-mansion-dwelling, big-boobie-girl-dating inventor of the Playboy empire: He is actually a nice guy. A gentleman—a civilized, educated, funny, and downright noble example of a human. When I picked up the phone to ask Hef a few questions about the other side of his public persona—his social activism and forward-thinking ideals that have helped shape sexual politics throughout the 20th century—I felt like I was about to talk to a wildly famous icon."