The Thread with OZY has a new podcast available, and no matter what you might think of Playboy and its founder Hugh Hefner, they are culturally relevant. Playboy helped usher in the sexual revolution, got people talking about sexuality in ways they hadn’t before, and introduced us to some great authors. For better or for worse (or maybe something in between), they are part of Western culture’s heritage. Why not learn a little about “The Playboy Mystique” by taking a listen?
Riding the wave of the sexual revolution of the 1950s and 1960s, Hugh Hefner created a male fantasy world in the pages of his ‘Playboy’ magazine, one that would have lasting consequences for American life and culture. Behind closed doors, however, Hefner’s life in the celebrated Playboy Mansion was rather different from the sophisticated one portrayed in his magazine.