New Series ‘The Playboy Club’ Making Waves

ABC News
July 5, 2011

NBC’s new series “The Playboy Club” is generating controversy even before the first episode airs this fall.

Several anti-pornography groups are trying to stop the peacock network from airing the series this fall. The stylized drama set in the 1960s atHugh Hefner‘s original Playboy Club in Chicago mimics the feel of “Mad Men.”

Though the groups are focused on the Playboy connection and presumed content, the show’s stars, Eddie Cibrian and Amber Heard, could be adding fuel to the fire. Neither one is a stranger to controversy.

“Our main fight is against pornography,” Patrick Trueman, president of Morality in Media, told “This show glorifies Hugh Hefner and the Playboy philosophy toward women — use them, abuse them and discard them — and that’s enough to upset people.”

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