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Editor’s Letter • The Hollywood Issue cover is traditionally a big production, and this year, somewhat incredibly, was no different.
VANITIES • HUNTER SCHAFER is making the kind of television she wants to watch
Love LANGUAGE • Take a petal from the swoony influences of Roman Holiday, Toulouse-Lautrec hues, Tchaikovsky ballets, and the surreal drama of Paolo Roversi’s dreamworld
Chasing That HOLLYWOOD GLOW • Actors don’t just have lines to memorize. They have lines to erase! “Especially when modern cameras pick up whether a single pore has a sore throat,” writes BETTY GILPIN, a three-time Emmy nominee for GLOW who next stars in The Tomorrow War. The self-deprecating “product hound” reviews six that she deems worth their luster
Fit for a STAR • On the heels of her Oscar for the Black Panther costume designs, RUTHE. CARTER has outfitted Coming 2 America. The magic starts in her studio
Little GOLD MEN PODCAST
Will Woke Go UP IN SMOKE? • What I do know is, virtue usually flowers when you’re vulnerable
The Warner WARS • Did one of Hollywood’s oldest studios kill moviegoing as we know it or drag us into the future?
The Glow in THE CORNER • The director of Small Axe and 12 Years a Slave on his childhood inspiration
Inside the Hive • with Emily Jane Fox and Joe Hagan
ON WITH THE SHOW! • For the 27th annual Hollywood Issue, V.F. celebrates 10 creators and stars who showed us hope and humanity in a surreal year
AMERICAN PASTORAL • CARL LENTZ achieved fame as the New York pastor of celebrity-favorite global megachurch HILLSONG. Then a cheating scandal blew up his life—and left his congregants questioning everything
CALLING THE SHOTS • Here’s to new visions. Some of these BOLD DIRECTORS have just made their feature debuts. Others are being truly heard for the first time. All of them have broken out just when we need them most
THE ACCIDENTAL GOSSIP QUEEN • The quarantine-fueled rise—and secretive life—of @deuxmoi, Instagram’s REAL-LIFE GOSSIP GIRL
THE JUSTICE SYSTEM • A demoralizing battle with Warner Bros. A devastating personal tragedy. A fan base he couldn’t control. ZACK SNYDER tells V.F. the inside story of why he quit Justice League, and why he’s returned to complete his own cut
NOBODY’S INGENUE • After her nuanced performance in Mank, AMANDA SEYFRIED will never be taken for granted again
DR. LECTER, MY NAME IS CLARICE STARLING” • Thirty years ago, a lionhearted FBI trainee went to a cannibalistic killer for advice. Together, they changed pop culture. JODIE FOSTER and ANTHONY HOPKINS talk with V.F. about the legacy of The Silence of the Lambs
DIAL C FOR CON ARTIST • Unmasking the so-called HOLLYWOOD CON QUEEN, who used the phone to charm hundreds of bit players out of their Tinseltown dreams
PROMISING YOUNG WOMEN • WOMEN DIRECTORS in the 1970s set the scene for decades of film and television breakthroughs. Now they’re finally getting their due
SWAN SONG • CHADWICK BOSEMAN’s turn in Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom gives us a sublime final glimpse of a beloved artist
SOPHIA LOREN • The Oscar-winning legend and star of The Life Ahead talks whipped cream and self-acceptance
The Riches of the REAL WORLD • In an awards season full of transfixing nonfiction films, six redefine what a...