Help Put a Stop to the Mainstreaming of
Tell Your NBC
Affiliate You Don’t Want Playboy Club
in Your Home
the PTC contacted every NBC affiliate in the
country, and urged them to carefully
consider their public interest obligations
and refuse to air The Playboy Club,
which is scheduled to debut September 19th,
in their community.
The series is
set in the 1960s at the original Chicago
Playboy Club founded by Hugh Hefner.
Club is just the latest and most obvious
example of the way the entertainment
industry is making explicit pornography
appear normal and even glamorous. The very
fact that the show uses the word “Playboy”
in its title, and that its stories take
place in a sexist setting in which women are
exploited and treated like objects valued
only for their bodies, demonstrate that NBC
is eager to push a pornography-based show
into every home in America.
In a press
release about the series, NBC claims that
The Playboy Club will be a
“sophisticated” and “compelling” hour of
television about the “complex lives” of
working-class women. It also claims that the
program will be “consistent with broadcast
network standards.” The release does NOT
mention the fact that actors on the show
were forced to sign a contract stating that
"nudity and/or simulated sex acts may be
required.” Such a requirement is totally
unheard of for a program broadcast on the
public airwaves – until now!
The PTC’s study,
Tinsel Town’s New Target, has
demonstrated that the entertainment industry
is helping to promote the pornographic
mindset by sexualizing teenage women and
young girls. Organizations like Pornography
Harms and Morality in Media (both headed by
members of the PTC’s Advisory Board) have
shown the immeasurable harm that pornography
does to marriages, families, and children.
And Shelley Lubben, founder of the Pink
Cross Foundation (an organization dedicated
to helping victims of the pornography
industry), has said of the show, "What's
shown in The Playboy Club is not
real…The series looks like it's all cute,
taking place back in the old days. It seems
harmless, but then they show a quick clip of
three people going at it in the bathroom. "
Airing The Playboy Club – E-mail Your
NBC Affiliate Today!
year, the PTC was successful in knocking
MTV’s sex-soaked teen-targeted show Skins
off the air -- in part because we got our
message out before the program premiered. If
PTC members – including YOU! -- call their
local NBC stations and DEMAND they not air
The Playboy Club NOW, we stand an
excellent chance of succeeding again!
If NBC airs the
show, The Playboy Club will be beamed
into every living room in the nation, in
prime time, over the publicly-owned
airwaves…and, of course, viewers in all
timeslots will be deluged with explicit
commercials for the show. Do YOU want to
explain to YOUR children or grandchildren
what a “Playboy Club” is?
Playboy Club is permitted to stand,
broadcasters will think they have a green
light to air indecent content at any time of
day, even in front of children. If YOU want
to do something about the flood of
“entertainment” glamorizing pornography and
sexualizing YOUR little girls…if YOU are
offended that NBC is pushing The Playboy
Club over the airwaves that YOU OWN…YOU
can TAKE ACTION NOW!
CLICK HERE TO
CONTACT YOUR NBC AFFILIATE!
consider assisting the PTC financially. It
is only the efforts of the PTC that stand
between the explicit sex, graphic violence,
non-stop profanity, and unhealthy messages
promoted by the media, and your children and
grandchildren. Please help!
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