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NBC's The Playboy Club will show less sex, more girl power

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Playboy loves pretty powerful women

NBC's The Playboy Club is one of the most anticipated and controversial shows of the fall. Led by Amber Heard and Eddie Cibrian, the cast is filled with its fair share of pretty faces but the stars claim that there's more to the show than corsets and bunny ears.

The Playboy Club has been described as the Mad Men of broadcast television. It's period a piece that centers on a popular business that happens to employ lots of beautiful women. Even though The Playboy Club and Playboy Magazine are two seperate entities, the show has caught a lot of flack from groups like the PTC (Parents Television Council) regarding its risque content.

The Playboy Club

Considering the history of the Playboy brand, should we assume The Playboy Club will be nothing more than sex, drugs and scantily clad women? According to the show's stars, no!

Cast member Naturi Naughton recently spoke at the TCA Press Tour and revealed that women who worked at the club were more empowered than objectified. "These women were using so much more than [their bodies]. It's empowering, because these girls were smart, they're going to school, they're buying homes, property -- things that show what women couldn't do at the time, using resources and relying on themselves."

Amber Heard also chimed in with a few words of defense. "There are many women who went on to do things, have careers, become entrepreneurs, " said Heard. "There are women who have talked to us about their experience. I have yet to meet an ex-bunny who is disgruntled about her experience."

You can make your own decision regarding The Playboy Club and its message, when it debuts September 19 at 10 p.m. on NBC.

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