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Casual: Pals Tommy Dewey, director Marielle Heller talk collaborating

Every week the cast and crew of Hulu’s dark comedy Casual will be taking EW behind the scenes: For each episode, one member will be recapping and sharing their thoughts on what went down in addition to walking us through the ins-and-outs of the show. But this week, we have two! Tommy Dewey (Alex) and director Marielle Heller (she also directed The Diary of a Teenage Girl) have been friends for 15 years and decided to talk about episode 9, “The Lake,” over an email exchange. Listen in…

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Nominated for Nothing: Diary of a Teenage Girl

Which movie was better: Mean Streets or The Sting? There’s no wrong answer, but here’s something that’s criminal. The Sting, George Roy Hill’s crowd-pleasing reunion with Paul Newman and Robert Redford, won seven Academy Awards, including the Oscar for Best Picture. (That’s not the criminal part…) Mean Streets, Martin Scorsese’s gritty crime pic with Robert De Niro and Harvey Keitel, on the other hand, won zero Oscars. It didn’t win any Oscars because it wasn’t even nominated for a single award. Not one.

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Subversive and brutally honest: How The Diary of a Teenage Girl challenged perceptions of young women

Based on Phoebe Gloeckner’s graphic novel and adapted by Marielle Heller, The Diary of a Teenage Girl is a coming-of-age film that centers on Minnie (Bel Powley), a 15-year-old in 1970’s San Francisco who begins an affair with her mother’s boyfriend, Monroe (Alexander Skarsgård).

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Alexander Skarsgård hits the red carpet for The Diary of a Teenage Girl in drag

UPDATE: Alexander Skarsgård stopped by BuzzFeed on Wednesday and he addressed why he attended the premiere of The Diary of a Teenage Girl in full drag. The actor revealed that there were several drag entertainers on the crew (Cousin Wonderlette, Lady Bear, and Peaches Christ), and when it came time to host a screening for family and friends in San Francisco, director Marielle Heller had an idea.  

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