According to Hugh Hefner’s former girlfriend, the founder of Playboy was a “monster” who spoke to her about getting sexual pleasure from watching snuff films and even got sexual with one of his dogs.
Speaking in the A&E 10-part documentary “Secrets of Playboy,” Sondra Theodore, who dated Hefner from 1976-1981, said Hefner forced her to sleep with other men and women while he recorded it.
She said, “He was like a vampire, he was sucking the life out of me. Really, he was a monster. The things he was turned on by – nothing was enough. Nothing… He would tell the public, even good girls enjoy sex, healthy sex. And there was nothing healthy about the sex with Hefner because he took it too far.”
She recalled, “I walked in once and he was [makes sexual hand gesture] to our dog and I was like, what are you doing? And he said, ‘well, dogs have needs.’ And I went, stop that! Just stop that,” Theodore added, “And I never left him alone with the dog again. I couldn’t believe what I was seeing. I could not believe what I was seeing.”
“Theodore said that her breaking point was when Hefner began talking about getting sexual pleasure from watching snuff films, which are first-person videos of people committing actual homicide,” The Daily Mail reported. Theodore continued, “What kind of mind is so far gone that it takes killing somebody to get them excited for that big release? He was opening my eyes to this monster. I mean, really, he was a monster.”
“When we started dating in the 1970s he [Hefner] was fascinated and obsessed with Charles Manson,” Theodor said. “Couldn’t talk enough about him. How does this guy, these women who have been in jail for how many years and when they have a chance to get out they still adore him and will until the day they die. Hef liked that.”
Alexandra Dean, who directed the 10-part series, told Yahoo Entertainment that of all the sources for the documentary, Theodore was the most difficult to persuade to appear. She asserted, “The thing that shocked me the most is the depth of her scarring around what happened to her with Hef…It was so profound and that is what convinced me more than anything else that this was a much darker story than I had initially started to make. Just looking at Sondra, listening to Sondra, you could hear all those traces of trauma.”
Calling the era of his dating Theodore the “height of his depravity,” she continued, “I think it was the height of his drug use as well. I think it unleashed things or at least it eradicated certain boundaries he might have had otherwise. The real Hef came roaring out… it’s dark.”
Theodore has stated that Hefner sent her on “countless” trips to buy cocaine, admitting, “I’ve never told anybody any of this before. I was too ashamed, for a lot of reasons, but I was a drug mule for Hef. … It was nothing to him. It was like sending me out for a quart of milk. If I got caught, my life would be over. And do you think he would have said, ‘Oh, it’s my fault?’ No, it would have been me, it would have been my problem.”
Former porn star Linda Lovelace claimed she was forced to perform oral sex on a German Shepherd while Hefner observed along with his friends. Former Playboy Bunny Mother PJ Masten commented, “The guys were laughing when she got out of the limousine. She was drunk and drugged…All of a sudden out of nowhere a German Shepherd shows up. They got her so messed up they made her give the German shepherd oral sex. You want to talk about depravity? This is despicable!’”
Playboy issued a statement in January prior to the airing of the documentary saying:
As you know, the Hefner family is no longer associated with Playboy, and today’s Playboy is not Hugh Hefner’s Playboy…
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