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  1. 🍆
    Exposing How TV Shows Source Their Dick Pics“If someone I was dating sent me a dick pic, I might just ask them if I could put it on TV.”
  2. it’s a metaphor for life
    How to Build a Non-Cookie-Cutter New York Set“Most movies don’t want to be a postcard New York City.”
  3. backstories
    Deconstructing Station Eleven’s Lush ApocalypseThe series envisions a post-pandemic future that isn’t a total downer.
  4. a long shot
    ‘You Just Have to Accept That Wes Is Right’The French Dispatch crew explains how it pulled off the movie’s quietly impossible long shot.
  5. who is that?
    What Do Actors Lose When Prosthetics Become the Star?Hollywood’s obsession with making celebs “unrecognizable” is not helping their performances.
  6. edgar wright
    How Last Night in Soho Re-created Swinging-’60s London“It became a war of attrition,” explains director Edgar Wright, “to push the modern world out with tons of period extras and cars.”
  7. death becomes her
    A Date With the GraveVisiting the unlikely star of Mountain View Cemetery, a fake gravesite reserved exclusively for Hollywood’s funeral scenes.
  8. becoming bill
    How Impeachment Transformed Clive Owen Into Bill Clinton“I have a memory of Clive in his full Clinton prosthetics chasing me down a hallway of the West Wing set because he was so excited.”
  9. london boy
    Joe Alwyn Got Buff for Conversations With FriendsAnd we are looking journalistically.
  10. backstories
    How Billie Eilish Rethought the James Bond Theme Song for a New GenerationShe built a blockbuster in a bedroom, so it makes sense she’d record “No Time to Die” on a tour bus.
  11. behind the scenes
    Behind The Eyes of Tammy Faye’s Tammy Faye-est LooksThe squad who turned Jessica Chastain into a televangelist superstar go deep on the prosthetics, the wigs, and the discontinued makeup.
  12. fall preview 2021
    The Roys Summer in ItalyOn location with the cast of Succession, the most interestingly terrible billionaires on TV.
  13. easter eggs
    Everything You Didn’t Notice About the World of Free GuyTo build Free City, production designer Ethan Tobman contemplated simulation theory, looked at Nan Goldin photos, and played video games for days.
  14. cut covers
    Behind the Cover: Sandra OhA look at the Schindler House, the modernist treasure where the Cut photographed the Killing Eve actress.
  15. hoagies & herr’s & hors d’oeuvres
    The Stories Behind Mare of Easttown’s Most Memorable Edible MomentsProps master Susannah McCarthy breaks down the cheese-smothered details on Easttown’s “a little bit mind-blowing” dietary preferences.
  16. a long talk
    Aidy Bryant and Lolly Adefope’s Shrill Friendship Was ‘Love at First Sight’The co-stars talk their best friendship moments onscreen and off, Annie and Fran’s past and future, and whether they’d ever cut each other’s bangs.
  17. page to screen
    Made For Love’s Creators on Adapting a Uniquely Weird Book to Equally Weird TVNovelist Alissa Nutting and showrunner Christina Lee on making satire both timely and timeless and the need to present sci-fi through a female lens.
  18. animation
    How City of Ghosts Crafted an Inclusive Ode to Los Angeles’s Overlooked PastCreator Elizabeth Ito walks us through the distinctive storytelling, casting, and animation choices behind this refreshing Netflix all-ages series.
  19. behind the seams
    How Genius: Aretha Re-created Aretha Franklin’s Iconic StyleDesigner Jennifer Bryan breaks down what went into creating bejeweled gowns and flowing caftans fit for a Queen of Soul.
  20. behind the scenes
    How Do You Feed a Puppet? Behind the Tasty Edutainment of Waffles + MochiCookie Monster is one thing, but creating puppets that eat like humans do is a whole different challenge.
  21. behind the scenes
    6 Neat-o Behind-the-Scenes Details About WandaVision’s 1950s EpisodeAs revealed in the new Assembled doc, the premiere featured a live studio audience, era-accurate equipment, and a fake butt for Paul Bettany.
  22. opening titles
    How WandaVision’s Pitch-Perfect Title Sequences Channeled TV’s PastDirector Matt Shakman walks us through what went into creating the era-specific homages you definitely recognized, and a few you may have missed.
  23. behind the scenes
    Finding the Judas in Judas and the Black MessiahThe Lucas brothers explain how their story of Fred Hampton came to be about William O’Neal.
  24. behind the scenes
    Pieces of a Woman Hinges on One Heaving, Tremendous Home Birth-SceneThe filmmakers and star Vanessa Kirby explain how the tragic 24-minute shot came together.
  25. deep dives
    How The Nest Shot the Year’s Most Cutting Dinner SceneCarrie Coon on wielding blondness, a wine bottle, and so much cigarette ash to needle Jude Law.
  26. cut covers
    Behind the Cover: Mitra JouhariHow the Cut shot and styled the Three Busy Debras star in a 100-year-old house.
  27. ah memories
    Jenifer Lewis Remembers the Time She Lectured Whitney HoustonIt was all a big misunderstanding!
  28. behind the scenes
    See the Extravagant Rockefeller Knickknacks That Are About to Go on AuctionPreview the poodles and Roman busts from Peggy and David Rockefeller’s townhouse and various country estates, available at Christie’s starting May 8.
  29. cut covers
    Behind the Cover: Ina GartenThe Barefoot Contessa is vibing in her gardens.
  30. anonymous in hollywood
    I’m an On-Set ‘COVID Person,’ Whatever That MeansAs TV production resumes amid the pandemic, a new, vaguely defined role is causing confusion and consternation.
  31. emmys 2020
    Behind the Seams of This Year’s Emmy-Nominated CostumesThe year’s most challenging costume designs, explained by the tailors and pattern-makers who built (and rebuilt) them.
  32. docuseries
    From Recovery High to MTVCan a series about teen addicts entertain without romanticizing its subjects? 16 and Recovering hopes so.
  33. cut covers
    Behind the Cover: ChikaThe rapper making power moves.
  34. backstories
    How to Make a Coronavirus Rom-com in IsolationLove in the Time of Corona director Joanna Johnson breaks down what went into remotely filming the miniseries’ cast in their own homes.
  35. milan fashion week
    Behind the Scenes at Gucci’s Virtual ShowInstead of models, members of the design team sported the eccentric collection.
  36. anonymous in hollywood
    I’m a Writer on Cop Shows. A Lot Doesn’t Sit Right With Me.How does it feel to make police TV in 2020?
  37. behind the seams
    Styling The Baby-Sitters Club for a New GenerationThe Netflix series’ costume designer walks us through bringing Claudia’s, Kristy’s, Mary Anne’s, Stacey’s, and Dawn’s ’90s-inspired style into 2020.
  38. backstories
    The Baby-Sitters Club Is Back in BusinessHow the Netflix show adapted a ’90s hallmark for zoomers (and their parents).
  39. a labor of lava
    Your Burning Floor Is Lava Questions, AnsweredYes, you can drink the lava, but would you want to? The Netflix game show’s producers fill us in on that and so much more.
  40. behind the scenes
    How All Rise Made a Brand-New Episode in the Middle of a PandemicThe cast of the CBS legal drama had to essentially become one-person production crews inside their own homes.
  41. cut covers
    Behind the Cover: Chloë SevignyPhotographer Elizaveta Porodina staged an intimate photoshoot over Zoom.
  42. baby yoda
    Mandalorian Doc Trailer Gives Us More Baby Yoda When We Need Him MostIt’s only a glimpse, but we’ll take it.
  43. cut covers
    Behind the Cover: La’Darius MarshallCapturing the Cheer star’s sensitivity, strength, and power.
  44. as a treat
    Behold the New Muscle-Car Batmobile in The BatmanMatt Reeves is giving us another tease.
  45. cut covers
    Behind the Cover: Janelle MonáeHow the Cut shot and styled the singer, actress, and Renaissance woman.
  46. backstories
    How The Goop Lab Filmed a Woman’s Real, Live OrgasmWith an all-female crew, a 90-year-old sex educator, and a little bit of tequila.
  47. it’s a dog eat dog world
    How That Navarro Cheer Mix You Can’t Stop Listening to Is MadePatrick Avard, a.k.a. CheerMusicPro, breaks down how he builds competitive cheerleading mixes like those featured in Netflix’s Cheer.
  48. gone catfishing
    The Circle’s Creator Guides Us Through the Show’s Beautiful Web of LiesFrom the “local” apartments to the “voice-activated” app to some players’ “identities,” nothing on the addictive reality series is as it seems.
  49. podcasts
    How Esther Perel Makes Her Intensely Intimate Podcasts“Asking people to talk about their sex lives is significantly easier than getting them to talk about their problematic co-worker.”
  50. cut covers
    Behind the Cover: Lolly AdefopeA colorful shoot with a vibrant actress.
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