American Playboy: The Hugh Hefner Story (Amazon) – Premieres 7th April
A rather clunky biography of Hugh Hefner, made, narrated and using archive footage from the man himself. The series follows Hugh briefly during his childhood years before setting on the main focus of the formation of Playboy and his life from then on.
Along with using archival footage of home videos and interviews, the programmes also drops in interviews with folks that have worked with Hefner, as well as dramatisations of certain events all of which are linked together with Hefners narration.
The programme itself comes across as rather jumbled, not knowing whether it’s a biography or documentary making it a bit of a chore to get through. And with the input Hefner has it feels that the bias in its production could pass over more interesting events having them portrayed in a heavily one sided manner.