GLORIA STEINEM KNOCKS NBC’S PLAYBOY CLUB DRAMA
At the television critics summer press tour, Gloria Steinem, the feminist writer who famously worked as a bunny at the Playboy Club in order to write an article about it, was asked what she thought about NBC’s plans to air a dramatic series based on the goings-on at the Chicago club in the 1960s. “Are they aggrandizing the past in a nostalgic way, or are they really showing the problems of the past in order to show we have come forward? Somehow I think the shows are not doing that,” Steinem said, Steinem finds herself in the company of conservative parents’ groups that have accused the network of promoting pornography by glamorizing the club. Steinem appeared at the TCA tour to promote the upcoming HBO documentary, Gloria: In Her Own Words.