“None of those things happened,” Ms. Miller wrote. “The first thing that was incorrect was the dancing together - we never danced! The Bunnies danced together, but never with a customer. It was a rule. You couldn’t dance with the keyholders. They couldn’t touch you. You couldn’t date them, or you’d get fired. The Bunnies enforced the rule themselves - they didn’t want to get hit on all the time.”
Ms. Miller, who worked in the Chicago, New York and L.A. Playboy clubs throughout the ‘60s, added that “The Playboy Club” could give her son the wrong idea about what his mother did for a living.
“They did a wonderful job re-creating the club physically, but everything else …. And now my son thinks some of these things happened!” Ms. Miller wrote.
According to Ms. Miller, the series incorrectly leads viewers to believe that mobsters and politicians frequented the club. The former Playboy bunny attests that such folks didn’t go to the club.
“I didn’t like the whole show,” Ms. Miller said. “I thought it was cheap, it was degrading, it was demoralizing. It makes the Bunnies seem silly. … Not one Bunny I know liked the show. Everyone is hoping it gets canceled.”
The Parents Television Council called on TV viewers this week to hold Unilever and Chrysler/Dodge publicly accountable for supporting the show. Even before the premiere of the show, the council urged potential advertisers not to “support the glorification of the Playboy brand and the objectification of women.”
“The ratings for ‘The Playboy Club’ speak for themselves,” council President Tim Winter said in a statement. “Clearly, Americans aren’t interested in tuning in to a show that amounts to little more than a chauvinistic advertisement for the Playboy brand. Advertisers should take a cue from viewers and find something else to support.”
• Compiled by Laura Donovan 2011 the Daily Caller.