This article was published more than 7 years ago. Some information may no longer be current. Who is Alexandra Daddario and why is everybody talking about her naked body? Launched by HBO last week, True Detective stars Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson as hard-boiled detectives rewinding the grisly case of 'a serial murderer leaving female bodies all over the state of Louisiana. Daddario assumes the role of a court clerk named Lisa with whom Harrelson's cop character is having a torrid extra-marital affair. In the scene that has everyone talking, she playfully handcuffs her married lover to a chair while she seductively peels off all her clothes. In the same MTV interview, Daddario, whom younger viewers know as the demigod heroine Annabeth in the Percy Jackson films, gave full credit to Harrelson for making her nude scenes easier. I tried not to think about it too much before shooting the more intimate scenes and just sort of did it. He's been there and done that. He's Woody Harrelson.
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Naked City is a police procedural series from Screen Gems which was broadcast from to and from to on the ABC television network. It was inspired by the motion picture The Naked City and mimics its dramatic "semi- documentary " format. As in the film, each episode concluded with a narrator intoning the iconic line: "There are eight million stories in the naked city. This has been one of them. Route 66 was broadcast by CBS from to , and, like Naked City , followed the "semi-anthology" format of building the stories around the guest actors, rather than the regular cast. Episode plots usually focused more on the criminals and victims portrayed by guest actors, characteristic of the "semi-anthology" narrative format common in early s TV so called by the trade paper Variety. Silliphant's work resulted in significant critical acclaim for the series and attracted film and television actors of the time to seek guest-starring roles. Many scenes were filmed in the South Bronx near Biograph Studios also known as Gold Medal Studios , where the series was produced, and in Greenwich Village and other neighborhoods in Manhattan. The exterior of the "65th Precinct" was the Midtown North 18th Precinct, at West 54th Street between Eighth and Ninth Avenues, in the second and the third season, and the current 9th Precinct, at East 5 Street between 1st and 2nd Avenues before it was renovated, in the first and in the fourth seasons.
With one exception over the course of four decades, HBO has not aired an original one-hour drama series created by a woman. With one exception over the course of four decades, HBO has not aired an original one-hour drama or dramatic miniseries creatively led at its debut by a person of color. That exception is more than 21 years old. HBO, over the past 15 years, has made many of the best TV shows ever created; that collectively they were almost all made by white guys does not make any one individually any less good. But it had to be. It was a show— an underrated one, in my opinion —about how relationships play out through sex, how sex and love, or falling out of love, express and feed off each other. It was one of the best examples of dramatically necessary, explicit sex on TV. A potential contender: Masters of Sex , from Michelle Ashford. Is it coincidence that it was made by a woman? Maybe, maybe not.