The Omnipresent Holly Madison
Updated: Jan 27, 2022
The life of Holly Madison has turned into salacious clickbait. Every time I read a news article nowadays, when you get to the very bottom of the scroll, inevitably there's almost always a link to Hugh Hefner's gross abuse of Holly Madison. CNN decried "Secrets Hidden in Plain Sight." FoxNews wants you to read their story of "The Secrets of Playboy."
Secrets? Nothing in Holly Madison's life was a secret once she met Hugh Hefner.
As a 21 year old working at Hooters, she had to know about Playboy. Even you, the reader, no matter what age or sex, knew about Playboy's Hugh Hefner.
You knew he had other girlfriends.
You knew he was an old coot.
You knew he was a playboy.
You knew he used young women to sell magazines.
You knew that everyone in that mansion exchanged nudity for money.
These facts were common knowledge by even the most casual followers of American Culture.
Here's the Holly Madison Story in one sentence. You sold your soul for fame.
And every time I see a Holly Madison story, I do the same stupid thing, I return to Wikipedia and see that she was Hugh Hefner's girlfriend for SEVEN YEARS. She now makes a living out of telling the story about how miserable and degrading it was to be in the Mansion. That's seven years hard labor.
Holly Madison - Living in the Mansion was horrible.
Me - Yeah, no shit. A hot twenty-something letting a seventy-something boss you around and roll on top of you. YOU PUT UP WITH THAT FOR SEVEN YEARS! IT WAS A SECRET TO NO ONE! YOU WERE ON A REALITY SHOW WITH CAMERAS EVERYWHERE! SEVEN YEARS! NO ONE WAS KEEPING YOU THERE EXCEPT FOR HOLLY MADISON'S OWN INNER QUEST FOR FAME! SEVEN YEARS!
Hefner is dead and you are still milking that Playboy Cow.
Even with all that being said, one of my quickly fading dreams is to do a reboot of the Cannonball Run franchise and have Holly Madison in the Marilu Henner-type role. Of all the "Girls Next Door," I always thought of Madison as the best actress. Sometimes she appeared to have genuine affection for Hef.