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Hugh Hefner: Playboy, Activist and Rebel (2009)

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124 min | Documentary, Biography

A look at the battles Hugh Hefner fought over the years against the U.S. government, the religious right, and militant feminists.
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Jun 5, 2010 (United States)

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7 / 10 | 668 votes