Hugh Hefner: 'Women Are Sex Objects'
Hugh Hefner spoke to the Daily News about his new documentary, 'Hugh Hefner: Playboy, Activist and Rebel,' which explores his contributions to the civil rights and feminist movements. In the interview he talked about his love of Viagra and blondes, how he helped legalize extramarital sex and what he doesn't allow in the bedroom.
Here are a few excerpts from the Daily News interview, read the whole thing here.
On people who say he objectifies women:
"The notion that Playboy turns women into sex objects is ridiculous. Women are sex objects. If women weren't sex objects, there wouldn't be another generation. It's the attraction between the sexes that makes the world go 'round. That's why women wear lipstick and short skirts."
On whether sex changes with age:
"Well, not particularly. Thank goodness for the arrival of Viagra. It breaks down that wall. But I think you gain some experience over the years and that helps. Woody Allen said, 'If you don't think that sex is dirty, you're not doing it right.'"
On his love of blondes:
"No, my first wife was a brunette and Barbi Benton, my major romantic relationship of the early 1970s, was a brunette. But since the end of my marriage, all of my girlfriends have been blonds. I have made the comment that Picasso went through his pink period and his blue period before he arrived at his abstract period. I am in my blond period."