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A Bunny's Tale is a 1985 American made-for-television comedy-drama film based on American feminist icon and journalist Gloria Steinem's experiences working as a Playboy Bunny in 1963, as described by her 1963 article "A Bunny's Tale" (published in Show magazine in two parts, Part I and Part II.)

A Bunny's Tale
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Written byDeena Goldstone
Lynn Roth
Directed byKaren Arthur
StarringKirstie Alley
Theme music composerPaul Chihara
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
Producer(s)Stan Margulies
Joan Marks
Janette M. Webb
CinematographyGayne Rescher
Editor(s)Millie Moore
Running time104 minutes
Production company(s)ABC Circle Films
Original networkABC
Picture formatColor
Audio formatMono
Original release
  • February 25, 1985 (1985-02-25)

It stars Kirstie Alley as Steinem.

Plot summaryEdit

Engaged by a magazine to write an investigative article on publisher Hugh Hefner's nightclub chain, Ms. Steinem poses as a young girl named "Marie" and enters the Bunny training program at the New York City Playboy Club. Outfitted with phony ears, a fuzzy tail, and a revealing costume, Gloria learns the proper method of serving drinks, the "bunny dip", and how to fend off customers who ignore Hefner's "look but don't touch" policy. She also concludes that being a sex object, even a chaste one, is depressingly demeaning—an "awakening".


External linksEdit

  • A Bunny's Tale on IMDb
  • O'Connor, John J. (1985-02-25). "'BUNNY'S TALE' FROM GLORIA STEINEM". The New York Times. Retrieved 2008-10-11.