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The Girls Next Door
Girls of the Playboy Mansion - Series 1 (DVD)
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Girls of the Playboy Mansion - Series 1 (DVD)
Advantages: An amazing insight into life at the Playboy mansion
The Girls Next Door (American Title) or Girls of the Playboy Mansion (UK title) is a television show that offers viewers an amazing insight into the surreal life at Hugh Hefner's Playboy Mansion in Los Angeles, California.
The show follows the lives of three of Hef's girlfriends and shows you their day to day lives, what they get up to, their living quarters, their pets and also their lives with Hef and how he has shaped their future. This is one of my guilty must-see shows just because it is such an interesting situation that the girls find themselves in and one that none of us can ever really understand but it does make for fascinating television. How can three seemingly intelligent pretty girls fall for a man in his 80's and want to live and sleep with him and how do their families react to their weird love lives?
The three girls in question are Hef's top three girlfriends. Holly Madison is his number one girlfriend and actually as the series goes on I really think he has genuine feelings for her and really does lover her as an equal and not just a blond bimbo. She is desperate to get married and have his babies and drops hints all the time but he just brushes it off and ignores it. It's almost a bit sad in a way because at times she does sound a bit deluded into thinking that she will actually have babies with Hef. I just keep thinking when I watch the show that surely she must realise he will probably be dead in a few years and then where will that leave her and a baby. Holly is the entrepreneurial one of the three and often gets involved with a lot of work on the Playboy magazine. She often scouts for girls for the magazine and does some of the photoshoots. It's quite interesting to see how this part of the business works on the show.
The second girlfriend is Bridgette Marquardt. She is also blond (all three of them are) and slightly larger than the other two. What I like about the girls is that although they have great bodies they are not stick figures, they have curves and lumps and are proud of their bodies, it's a really good healthy attitude to have and one I think is portrayed well on the show. I would say Bridgette is probably the nicest of the three girls although they all are nice. She seems very normal and fun and quite intelligent. She is really into Halloween and scary things like that and it's quite fun to see some of the projects she gets involved in.
The girl's pets are show on the programme quite a lot. Bridgette has dog (I think it's a dog, it's quite small and hairy) called Wednesday that she is forever dressing up in clothes, much to the pets distress. The other girls have lots of dogs and we also get to see all the pets around the mansion grounds such as peacocks, monkeys, birds, etc, very cool animals.
The third girlfriend is called Kendra Wilson. She is probably the most annoying girl. She is the youngest of the three. I think when the show starts she is under 21. She is very into sports, the San Diego Chargers are her favourite team and is also into hip-pop and gangster type living like that. She is quite crude and although she is very pretty when she dresses up she is quite a tomboy and doesn't really make an effort most of the time.
You get a glimpse into some of the parties the mansion throws which are legendary. The decorating is amazing, they really go all out and the food looks amazing. Hef actually met Kendra when she was a girl at one of the parties, she was naked but had a body paint costume on that looked amazing. Their families all on the surface seem to be completely ok with their choices. Kendra's mother and grandmother live in California, San Diego so only a couple of hours away from the mansion so they are over quite a bit. It's very funny to see the Grandmother when she comes over because she is probably about the same age as Hef.
They really do lead a different life than most of us will ever ever know. They acknowledge this though and admit that it is different but you can tell for now it is a life that really works for them. I think they totally have their heads screwed on. They never go as far to admit that they sleep with Hef but it's sort of hinted at and you don't really see any of that stuff, a few boobs, here and there but it's tasteful if a bit crass but not seedy or disgusting in any way. Luckily, I can't see the attraction in Hef. To me he comes across as a dirty old man with a horrible cockily laugh that creeps me out! He wanders around in his PJ's all the time and looks terrible. I'm sure we don't know the ins and outs but sometimes it doesn't seem like they have fun living there as he does not let them out overnight without him, although he does relax this in later years but the benefits they get, restaurants they go to, trips they take etc and in terms of forwarding their careers have done wonders for them
The DVD of the first season was released on 1 august 2006. It covers all 15 episodes of the first season over 3 discs and lasts for 336 minutes.
Summary: Girls of The Playboy Mansion DVD
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