Dolly Parton, As A Playboy Bunny, In The Loungeroom, For Her Husband

Parton's "Hot Dolly Summer" video is art.

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We as a society do not put enough respect on the name Dolly Parton.

Sure, the singer-songwriter inspires adoring Tweets every other day, and has spawned everything from a doting podcast to an amusement park, the incredible Dollyworld. But still that’s not enough. We should be building shrines to her; getting down on our needs and supplicating before her image whenever possible.

After all, Dolly isn’t just an iconic performer and musician. She’s also a firebrand activist, giving away thousands of books through her “Imagination Library” program, and dedicating herself to the cause of child literacy at every turn.

Need proof of the legend’s cult status? Then simply watch this short video she made for her husband Carl, in which the musician replicates the outfit she wore during her iconic Playboy shoot.

Captioned with the message, “It’s always #HotGirlSummer for my husband, Carl,” the video features Parton standing before the camera, complete with bunny ears and a bowtie.

“You’re probably wondering why I’m dressed like this,” Parton says. “Remember some time back I said I was going to pose on the Playboy magazine when I’m 75? Well I’m 75 and they don’t have a magazine anymore. But my husband always loved the original cover on Playboy…He still thinks I’m a hot chick after 57 years, and I’m not going to try and talk him out of that.”

Understandably, ever since going up, the video has inspired a new raft of love for Parton, with Twitter users en masse re-iterating that they would die for this woman.

Truly it is Dolly Parton’s world. We’re just living in it.