Anyone who lauds Hugh Hefner is "of the flesh" which is contrary to the Spirit.
I've heard Christopher West speak in person, and he has brought up Hugh Hefner in his conferences. Christopher West DOES NOT, DOES NOT, DOES NOT, laud Hugh Hefner!! What Christopher has said is JPII and Hugh Hefner came to realize the "disease" of human sexuality it the 60s, but both had very different diagnosis on how to solve it. Christopher West clearly refers to the Playboy Lifestyle as the "dumpster diet" and Theology of the Body as the "heavenly banquet", and very clearly says that he would take the "heavenly banquet" any day over the "dumpster diet".
Yes Christopher West uses a different language, and his approach is to "dumb it down" and make it more accessible. To the hard-core academic / theologian Christopher West is not the right source (his approach is very different), but for someone who wants to understand Theology of the Body without doing an indepth theology / academic study of the material Christopher West does do a very good job.
All of his books come with an imprimiter so despite his many critics, ALL of his books are recognized as being faithful to the teachings of the Catholic Church.