NBC’s television show,The Playboy Club, has sparked a renewed intrigue in the Playboy Clubs of the 1960s and the women who worked there, but not without rekindling some minor controversy and criticism from Women’s Rights advocates who argue the show depicts a degrading image of women and exploitation. However, actresses from the show have since defended it’s portrayal of women and their power of choice in the face of this perceived exploitation, citing changing generational views on power and sexuality.
Floyd Hall spoke with Sandy Speier, a former Bunny at Playboy of Boston, to get her take on her brief stint in one of the most glamourous outfits of the 1960s, 70s, and 80s. Currently a retired librarian with a love of Baroque music, Speier details her experiences applying for the position, the real and perceived image of a Bunny, and her thoughts on the enduring legacy of Playboy.
(Special thanks to Susanna Speier for helping to facilitate this interview.)
Honestly, if you read this and have half a brain it should be pretty obvious. But in case your confused about why I’m all amped up about this, check out some of the more ignorant stuff going down. Granted, the general sense of discontent is justified given the abuse of power occurring due to under regulation. It is upsetting to see these understandable sentiments under acknowledged, however, due to lack of focused goals and messages.
Kristof’s article not only gives a fair assessment of the protesters’ strengths and limitations. He offers vital speaking points.
I’d been desperately promote the HBO docudrama “Too Big to Fail” as an antidote to the ignorant anti establishment diatribe that results in loss of credibility. Nick K. takes it light years farther, though.
Kristof provides actionable, realistic and reasonable requests that, if adapted by the protesters, could seriously restrain the power of Wall Street CEOs. Think of it as the power point slide from heaven.