He gave us sophisticated smut for the cosmopolitan chauvinist. Love him or hate him, he turned American culture on its ear and brought sexuality out from the shadows, destroying its puritanical status as a taboo topic of conversation. He broke down racial barriers before it was de riguer, though he continued to celebrate the objectification of women long after that became its own deserved social taboo. Like all of us, he was a complicated human being…in a silk bathrobe with a bunny head stitched into the breast pocket.
Adios, Hugh. Thanks for everything.