A playboy is a wealthy man with ample time for leisure, who demonstratively is a bon vivant (appreciates the pleasures of the world), especially women. The term denotes a flashy womanizer, such as Don Juan, or modern version of a public Casanova.
Porfirio Rubirosa who died in a car crash in 1965 is an example of someone who embodied the playboy lifestyle. The diplomat claimed to have no time to work being busy spending time with women, getting married briefly and in sequence to the two richest women in the world, drinking and gambling with his friends, playing polo, racing cars, and flying his airplane from party to party. He was linked to other famous playboys of his day, Aly Khan, "Baby" Francisco Pignatari, and later, Gunther Sachs, his acolyte, who termed himself a homo ludens.
Other people who adopted the playboy lifestyle included
- Imran Khan,
- Howard Hughes,
- Errol Flynn,
- Conrad “Nicky” Hilton,
- Fernando Lamas,
- Prince Alfonso of Hohenlohe-Langenburg,
- Gianni Agnelli,
- Silvio Berlusconi,
- John F. Kennedy,
- Alessandro "Dado" Ruspoli,
- Carlos de Beistegui, and
- David Frost.
A "Hero" or "Playboy": An Analysis of the 007 Series Movie
The 007 movie series is a British spy films that have succeeded for half century. Every movie has few pretty women that falling love with James Bond no matter they are ally or enemy. The actress who performs the Bond girl character must be extremely attractive and famous in the world. The movie dramatizes a flirty character, the agent 007, as well as promotes stereotypical male-female roles. According to the movie series, there were about fifty-four beautiful women date with James Bond and most of them dead during the mission.
The movie only promotes Bond as an attractive and cool killer, without giving him a basic moral standard to show his care and love. He does not need care the woman he plays with, even she choose to die for him. It is irony and shame to put such a playboy image entitled with "Hero". The movie seriously presents hostile sexism by dramatizing sexist ideas from this spy character. The mainstream audiences can only see this as an act of flirt and killing, which promote nothing about "Hero" but an inequality and sexism world.
James Bond is always present in the movie as a very attractive man, or as the sexual subject, while those Bond Girls are sexual objects where waiting for a man, like 007 to flirt. The movie has dramatically made this happen repeatedly, which has result fifty-four Bond girls showing on the screen until today. However, the question is, can we agree such actions represent in the movie are appropriate behaviors as a "Hero", or just a "Playboy"?
This misrepresentation of chase and flirt with women in the media may influence and distort men from real life. Many men believe have more girls to play around is something they can proud of and therefore can place themselves as cool a person, just like James bond. Source