Here’s the first picture of World’s Hottest Lesbian™ Amber Heard on the set of NBC’s “The Playboy Club,” which was inexplicably snubbed on Josh’s list of promising new pilots. In case you missed my earlier post about the show, here’s the latest from IMDb:
Emmy award winning director Alan Taylor (“The Sopranos”), who also helmed the Emmy award-nominated pilot for AMC’s “Mad Men” is directing the “Playboy” pilot, written by Chad Hodge (“Tru Calling”).
The one-hour dramatic, crime series is set in the world of owner Hugh M. Hefner’s 1960’s-era ‘Playboy Clubs’. Hodge’s script follows a group of women working as Playboy ‘Bunnies’ in the original, and first Chicago club.
Nice of IMDb to note that the original club was also the first club. That’s good writing.
Anyway, it will be interesting to see how the forthcoming ’60s-era “Mad Men” clones — “Playboy,” ABC’s “Pan Am,” and Starz’s “Magic City” — will perform now that “Mad Men” won’t return until early 2012. I doubt that any of the upstarts will be able to match “Mad Men” in terms of writing and acting, but give me enough sexually liberated women in bunny costumes or retro stewardess outfits and I probably won’t care. I guess I’m just old-fashioned that way.