When NBC announced that it had picked up The Playboy Club
pilot, the decision was controversial, to say the least. Former
undercover Bunny Gloria Steinem called for a boycott, and an NBC
affiliate in Salt Lake opted not to air the new program. Empowering,
it will not be. The network has received considerable flack from
family-values conservatives and feminist liberals for its gross
glorification of hypersexuality and hypersexism.