Tuesday, May 9, 2017

'Guiding Light' Star Sonia Satra Plays Gloria Steinem in 'American Playboy: The Hugh Hefner Story'

Sonia Satra plays Gloria Steinem in the 2017 miniseries American Playboy:
The Hugh Hefner Story, now available on Amazon Prime.
American Playboy: The Hugh Hefner Story premiered on Amazon Prime Video in April. The series tells the story of Playboy magazine's charismatic founder, Hugh Hefner, who set out to disrupt the status quo and created one of the most recognizable brands in history. Guiding Light alum Sonia Satra plays a familiar face from then and now.

The docuseries combines archival footage, pulling from thousands of hours from Hefner's personal archives; interviews with notable figures including Jesse Jackson, Gene Simmons and Bill Maher; and cinematic reenactments.

Satra, who starred as Lucy Cooper on Guiding Light and played Barbara Graham in One Life to Live, can be seen in a guest-starring role of Gloria Steinem.

Produced by the Emmy Award-winning Stephen David Entertainment and Alta Loma Entertainment, American Playboy begins in post-war America and takes us through the launch of Playboy magazine in 1953 and the next six decades of Hefner's life and career. As he built his empire, Hefner became both a social justice advocate and a target of the conservative movement while becoming an outspoken defender of civil rights, freedom of speech, gay rights and, of course, sexual freedom.

The series was the result of unprecedented access to thousands of hours of never-before-seen footage from both Hefner's and the Playboy archives and Hefner's personal scrapbooks, which number more than 2,900 and constitute a Guinness World Record. The 90-year-old Hefner was deeply involved in the development and production of American Playboy, imbuing the series with rich first-person accounts and never-before-told stories.

Watch American Playboy: The Hugh Hefner Story here.

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