Hugh Hefner is like the kindly grandfather girls have sex with
by Jane Boursaw, posted Oct 14th 2009 9:02AM
Apparently, I've gone over to the dark side and have somehow morphed into a person who watches the E! network. I've commented on the Kardashians, Leave it to Lamas, and Chelsea Lately (which I love by the way). I've finally moved to the bottom of the barrel -- The Girls Next Door.
Here's the thing about this show. Who really knows what goes on when the cameras are turned off (or possibly, we don't want to know), but it seems like Hugh Hefner is a really nice guy. All of his girlfriends and ex-girlfriends have only good things to say about him, and they rave about how cool it is to live at the Playboy mansion.
And if you can get past the part where he has several girlfriends at the same time, and is, like, 103 years old creepily having sex with 19-year-old girls (if he can still have sex, that is), he just seems like a nice guy. The kindly grandfather girls have sex with. Oh, and he loves to scrapbook.
I mean, you have to sort of admire a guy who has never wavered from his blatant honesty about his life. He loves having beautiful women around him, he loves seeing them naked, and he's made millions off that concept. In short, he's a genius. That's really what it boils down to. Whether the girls are being objectified or seen as sex objects, that's another story.
And it's not like the girls move into the mansion expecting to win a Pulitzer or come up with a new particle theory or a cure for cancer. They pretty much know what they're getting into. And based on the show, it seems like most of them use it as a stepping stone to other things in their career. Is that such a bad thing?
[Watch clips of The Girls Next Door at SlashControl.]