I know that my rabbit Dobbie would say, “Yes, of course.” That is, if she spoke. But I’m actually referring to Playboy Bunnies. I’ve never cared for the empire per say, I think it’s great means to exploit women. But then again, pornography has always been a hairy topic for feminists to explain.
I am on board with this fall’s new television line-up, more specifically, NBC’s The Playboy Club. Maybe I romanticize the 60’s as a turbulent, history altering time, but I love movies, music, and television set to that period.
This show promises to feature the swanky gentleman’s club founded by Hugh Hefner in a time where America was going through some major growing pains. We were in the throes of a sexual revolution, the Civil Rights Movement, fighting a war in Vietnam, dealing with Cold-war tensions, and did I mention the music was awesome?
I’m hoping that this character, Brenda Bunny, proves to be a strong black female role in the show. She turns being a woman in the service industry right on it’s head. Being an ambitious black woman in the sixties, in the man’s world of Playboy, Brenda has a lot of work ahead of her. I can’t wait to see how deep her character gets.
If Brenda looks familiar, you’ve probably seen the actress that plays her, Naturi Naughton, in films like Fame, Lottery Ticket and Notorious.
Check this video out, if you’d like to hear Naughton explain her character.
P.S. Wouldn’t you like to try that costume on?