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Jul 29, 2022
How Scammers, TikTokers, and Satires Inspired 'Not Okay'
Writer-director Quinn Shephard explains everything that informed her new dark comedy about an Instagram ruse gone very wrong.
Jul 27, 2022
How the '90s Inspired the New 'Pretty Little Liars: Original Sin'
'Chilling Adventures of Sabrina' creator Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa and Lindsay Calhoon Bring talk about how horror tropes and generational trauma inspired their new HBO Max series.
Jul 21, 2022
Genndy Tartakovsky's 'Primal' Was Inspired By Spaghetti Westerns and Bugs Bunny
And, obviously, Conan the Barbarian.
Jul 19, 2022
How Nickelodeon, Annie Proulx, and Trolling Inspired Lisa Hanawalt for 'Tuca & Bertie'
The 'Tuca & Bertie' series creator talks about her favorite '90s cartoons, ensemble stories, and more.
Jun 23, 2022
How Goth Music and Fantasy Inspired Soccer Mommy's New Album
Sophie Allison, the brainchild behind the indie-rock favorite, explains what informed her great new album, 'Sometimes, Forever.'
Jun 23, 2022
Kate Berlant and John Early Are Inspired by Awkward Reunions and 'Architectural Digest'
The comedians talk about what's behind their new Peacock special 'Would it Kill You to Laugh?'
Jun 3, 2022
Liz Phair and Tyler Perry: Michael R. Jackson Explains the Inspiration for 'A Strange Loop'
The Pulitzer Prize-winning creator of the Tony-nominated musical talks with Thrillist about his influences.
May 31, 2022
'The Incredibles' and Ralph Bakshi: Loren Bouchard's Inspiration for 'The Bob's Burgers Movie'
The creator of 'Bob's Burgers' discusses his inspirations for the movie version.
May 26, 2022
Florence + the Machine and Taboo Love Sparked Akwaeke Emezi’s Sexy, Sad Summer Must-Read
'You Made a Fool of Death with Your Beauty' was born from the writer's internal process—plus an obsession with cooking shows and one specific Florence lyric.
May 18, 2022
Porn and 'Get Out': What Inspired Ninja Thyberg's New Movie 'Pleasure'
The director of the NSFW film describes her influences.
Apr 26, 2022
How 'SpongeBob' and 'The Real Housewives' Inspired 'Three Busy Debras'
The hysterical Adult Swim comedy is about three deranged housewives, who, yes, are all named Debra.
Apr 22, 2022
'The Northman' Director Robert Eggers Was Inspired by Iceland Itself
Eggers takes us through the landscapes and texts that built his Viking action epic.
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