I’m so glad I found some pictures of this to show you because when I saw a clip on E! News a couple nights ago of the season 5 premiere of The Girls Next Door, I thought that I really needed to work through my complex feelings about it in a group situation. Or maybe therapy.
Below, a still from the show where Pammy arrives at the Playboy mansion in the nude to present Hef with a birthday cake because he’s turning, what, infinity? Almost. 82.
Yes, she’s nude. Nude. 18 years after she was the Playboy playmate of the month and one year after she turned 40, the mother of two boys aged 10 and 8 decided it would be a good idea to be nude on TV. And then she gave Hef a lap dance. In the nude. Did I mention it was all captured for his reality show? Hers too probably…..
Pammy is one of those cartoonish celebrities that I don’t hold accountable to normal human standards of behaviour. Like Posh. The exist on a level so extreme that it’s hard – and possibly futile – to try and understand their motivations. But even so. I’m struggling here.
Part of me is just blown away at her chutzpuh (a yiddish word that kind of means courage or spunk or audacity). Part of me is in awe of her self confidence. Part of me thinks she should be institutionalised because she’s clearly a bit nuts.