We were lucky enough to get our hands on a copy of the Playboy TV series pilot script. We already knew it was about the glory days of the Chicago-based bunny-empire. But things about it were...surprising.
Yes, there are retro bunnies galore! The details of the club scenes, one can only assume, hew with some accuracy to the historical reality.
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There's a Don Draper-esque enigma at the heart of things. And a new-in-town Bunny named Maureen. Plus assorted supporting Bunnies, key-holders and toughs. Hef does not make the scene — although he is invoked. The most interesting bits show us what life was like for these girls — little details like the door-bunny not being allowed to wear a coat in the Chicago winter, or a married woman who's not allowed to wear her wedding ring while she works the coat-check. But I have my suspicions that the show is more interested in — how shall I put it? — less-historical matters. The evidence?
Yes. She put her stiletto through someone's skull. But what happens in the mansion stays in the mansion, right?