The Playboy Club might have failed on television, but could it succeed in space? Following Virgin Galactic's space tourism lead, Playboy is pondering its own space station luxury club, with amenities that include zero-gravity sex suites and human roulette balls.
The March issue of Playboy features paintings by Thomas Tenery imagining how a Playboy Club might look in space. And, according to Playboy editorial director Jimmy Jellinek, the entertainment group is contemplating turning the concept into a reality:
As Virgin Galactic gets closer to becoming the world's first commercial space line, Playboy is eagerly pondering the creation of the ultimate intergalactic entertainment destination. This heaven-in-the-heavens will exceed starry-eyed travelers' wildest dreams, and guests will truly experience a party that's out of this world.
Even if Playboy is serious, such a club would be far out in the future. But that hasn't stopped the Playboy's writers from imagining what would go into such a club: a gourmet restaurant filled with windows looking out into space, a zero-gravity dance club with drinks served by bunnies wearing jetpacks (sounds hazardous), an arcade where you can seat yourself inside the roulette wheel, and, of course, luxury suites for weightless naked playtime. Because Playboy would, of course, be on the forefront of sex in space. Say the piece writers A.J. Baime and Jason Harper:
The entire Kama Sutra will have to be reimagined according to the rules of zero-gravity physics.