What Happens With the Playboy Bunnies After They Retire
Sure, we all love the promiscuous Playboy Bunnies, but have you ever wondered what happens with them after they leave the Playboy Mansion?
Well, someone did thought a lot about this question: a freelance photographer called Robyn Twomey.
So in order to answer that tormenting question, she decided to attend the Playboy Bunny Reunion in LA last year and capture the bunny golden years in a series of fabulous pictures.
Ever since she was a little child, Twomey knew she found the concept of beauty intriguing as she spent a lot of time at her mother’s beauty salon and analyzed the women who came in there.
She attended George Washington University in 1995 where she discovered her passion for photography and then three years later, in 1998, Twomey did an internship at Wired Magazine and:
knew she wouldn’t be able to tolerate anything other than photography
Now she’s a famous photographer who – beside her independent work – has worked with first class publications such as New York Times Magazine, Time and New York Magazine.
But the Playboy Bunnies project was the one that brought her in the spotlight best, after all. And she didn’t just take the portraits at the reunion, she also captured some of the bunnies in their own private space, in their homes.
What’s even more fascinating about this project is that Twomey chose not to retouch any of the photos as she wanted the world to see the bunnies, even after decades, still have that sexual vibe and forever lasting beauty, as she said:
The tight frame and non-retouched images allow space for one’s personal reflection on age and beauty
The bunnies were a truly fascinating subject for the photographer and she was amazed by the way their body movements expressed to many things:
The body language suggests even more about who these women are: strong, beautiful, fragile, provocative, and everything in between.
She found out a thing or two from the lasting beauties, even from the original ones. Bobbie Bresee, one of the original Bunnies, now 70 years old said they were indeed a special generation of bunnies:
The original Bunnies were one of a kind. It was really kind of interesting, they were all in show business.
And after all this time, even if there’s been over 40 years since then, Bresee said the bunnies still try to connect every once in a while because as she stated: “We were like a sorority” and truth of the matter is the Playboy Club days was, as she confessed – “the most exciting time of her life”.
And in the end, Twomey got what she wanted, the answer she was looking for and a little bit more. She is now convinced and showed the world, too that the Playboy Bunnies, even after decades, they:
are complex characters that are proud and empowered by their beauty and sexuality, at the same time stricken by the fleeting nature of it.
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