Playboy Bunny

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Playboy Bunnies Waren Smith, Tiki Owens, and Liz James from the New York Playboy Club visiting the USS Wainwright around 1971

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Playboy Bunny (plural Playboy Bunnies)

  1. A waitress at a Playboy Club, characteristically dressed in a strapless teddy, black pantyhose, cuffs, a collar and bowtie, bunny ears, and a short, fluffy tail.
    • 1972 July 31, Linda Wolfe, “Luce Women [review of Jack Olsen, The Girls in the Office (1972)]”, in Clay S[chuette] Felker, editor, New York, volume 2, number 14, New York, N.Y.: New York Magazine Company, ISSN 0028-7369, OCLC 1002002954, page 55, column 3:
      As a result, the fifteen women blur, dissolve into one—a big Playboy bunny, masochist to the tip of her Pucci tail, hopping from one key sexual event to another so that life itself seems unlived.
    • 1980 April 3, “Former Fifth Dimension has Dream Come True: Night as a Playboy Bunny”, in John H[arold] Johnson, editor, Jet, volume 58, number 3, Chicago, Ill.: Johnson Publishing Company, ISSN 0021-5996, OCLC 671797918, page 61:
      Terri Bryant, a former member of the singing group, The Fifth Dimension, always wondered what it would be like to be a Playboy Bunny hostess when she performed with that popular singing group at the Playboy Clubs in Lake Geneva, Wis., and Great Gorge, N.J. [] Ms. Bryant had her dream come true at the Playboy Club in Chicago [].
    • 2011, Jessica Ringrose, “Are You Sexy, Flirty, or a Slut?: Exploring ‘Sexualization’ and How Teen Girls Perform/Negotiate Digital Sexual Identity on Social Networking Sites”, in Rosalind Gill and Christina Scharff, editors, New Femininities: Postfeminism, Neoliberalism and Subjectivity, New York, N.Y.: Palgrave Macmillan, DOI:10.1057/9780230294523, →ISBN, part II (Negotiating Postfeminist Media Culture), page 108:
      The Playboy bunny symbol is widely used throughout the Bebo network in both skins and other applications. Marie's extensive use of the Playboy bunny merchandise both off and online, indicates the normalization, banality even, of the Playboy bunny, marketed at teen and tween girls, illustrating the trend towards 'porno-chic' for these age groups [].
    • 2014, Frank Javier Garcia Berumen, “The 1970s”, in Latino Image Makers in Hollywood: Performers, Filmmakers and Films since the 1960s, Jefferson, N.C.: McFarland & Company, →ISBN, page 102:
      She [Maria Richwine] studied dancing and for a while worked as a Playboy Bunny. While visiting England she decided to become an actress.
    • 2015, Carmen M. Cusak, “Bestiality in Art and Culture”, in Animals, Deviance, and Sex, Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, →ISBN, pages 62–63:
      Female waitresses, called "Playboy Bunnies," wore bushy cotton tails, rabbit ears, and bowties. [] Playboy Bunnies are not sex workers; however, anecdotal evidence demonstrates that some have been paid for their time during which they voluntarily performed sexual favors for guests at Playboy's lounge and mansion. Playboy Bunnies may be photographed for Playboy; and several Playboy Playmates have dressed in Playboy Bunny costumes while appearing in magazine editorials.

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