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The latest entry into TV’s onslaught of true-crime documentaries, Amanda Knox delves into the case of the 20-year-old American college student taking classes in Italy who was accused of murdering one of her female roommates in 2007. The documentary features interviews with Knox, … Continued

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I, Claudius   Don’t let their staid BBC accents fool you—the two lovers from this classic ’70s series are nothing but naughty. Just look at those scratch marks!   Spartacus   Three women, one man and lots of wine (dumped … Continued

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  Gloria Trillo in The Sopranos   Soprano patriarch and Mafioso kingpin Tony Soprano (James Gandolfini) has a lot of mistresses, but none of them can match the looks, wit, and absolute insanity of Gloria Trillo (Anabelle Sciorra).   Zoe … Continued

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Woody Allen’s first major TV project, Crisis in Six Scenes, is a romantic comedy set in the 1960s. Allen and Elaine May play a suburban couple whose lives get upended by the arrival of an outspoken hippie played by Miley … Continued

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When the marketing team at NBC was putting together a trailer for their new drama This Is Us, they decided to lead off with a provocative shot of series star Milo Ventimiglia—showing off his bare ass as his character is preparing for … Continued

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  Fleabag Imported from the UK, this dramedy—which may be the most provocative series of the new season—is based on a monologue written by the show’s star Phoebe Waller-Bridge. The main character has been described as a “dry-witted, angry, cash-strapped, grief-riddled, porn-watching … Continued

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During the four seasons that The Tudors—starring Jonathan Rhys Meyers as King Henry VII and Game of Thrones star Natalie Dormer as Anne Boleyn—ran on Showtime, it developed a well-earned reputation for its raucous and plentiful sex scenes. “Some people think … Continued

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Set in a futuristic theme park populated with android cowboys, the upcoming HBO drama Westworld (set to debut in October) will explore the looming dangers posed by artificial intelligence. Anthony Hopkins stars as the park’s creator and he’s joined by a high-powered cast … Continued

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If there’s one lesson TV teaches you it’s this: history is filled with sex. The Starz network has proved that over and over again with historical series like Spartacus, Outlander and their pirate drama Black Sails. Set during the “Golden Age of … Continued

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When the fourth season of Masters of Sex debuts on Sept. 11, big changes are brewing. Although the season begins in 1968, the story of the human sexuality pioneers William Masters (Michael Sheen) and Virginia Johnson (Lizzy Caplan) quickly advances … Continued

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The HBO series Looking—which attempted to offer a realistic depiction of gay life by focusing on Patrick Murray (Jonathan Groff) and his group of friends who lived in San Francisco, faced an ongoing onslaught of relationship problems and did their best … Continued

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This season’s menage a quartre with Lady Gaga on American Horror Story: Hotel  (watch it again below) had PROVOKR thinking back on TV’s other group encounters. Here are some of the most memorable.   House of Cards After subtly dropping … Continued

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It should come as no surprise that Netflix, one of the biggest disruptors of both the film and television industries, launched a show that incorporates the best aspects of both. United by setting—Chicago—and similar overarching themes, Easy creates a stirring patchwork of … Continued

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After nabbing a bronze medal in the 100 meter sprint at the Rio Games, 21-year-old Canadian track and field star Andre De Grasse (the youngest competitor in the race) received the ultimate compliment from the fastest man in the world—Jamaican phenom … Continued

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A throwback to the supernatural pop culture classics of the 1980s—think movies like Poltergeist and ET—Stranger Things stars Winona Ryder as a single-mom who’s trying to get to the bottom of the disappearance of a young boy in her Indiana hometown. The investigation … Continued

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Part espionage thriller, part gay romance, the 5-part miniseries starring Ben Whishaw, Jim Broadbent and Charlotte Rampling is also a beautifully shot, moody think piece on the repercussions of revealing one’s true identity—flaws and all—to the world. If that sounds … Continued

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More than just an extraordinarily pretty face or the descendant of a legend (she’s the granddaughter of Elvis and was briefly a stepdaughter to Michael Jackson), Riley Keough, 26, is the kind of actor who can effortlessly make characters come … Continued

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CANNES, FRANCE - OCTOBER 05: Riley Keough attends 'The Girlfriend Experience' Photocall as part of MIPCOM 2015 on La Croisette on October 5, 2015 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Tony Barson/WireImage)

At the Sundance Film Festival last January, the Internet channel Netflix turned the movie business upside-down by spending multiple millions to buy original films—including this hilarious and touching example, The Fundamentals of Caring—so that they might premiere streaming on Netflix. … Continued

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In light of all of the new series hitting your box, screen, or tablet this fall, we at PROVOKR would like to take a moment to congratulate this Showtime staple on its seventh season. Centered around the Gallaghers, a financially—and morally—bankrupt clan … Continued

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The leading candidate for the most female-empowering show of the new fall TV season is Fox’s Pitch, a drama about the first woman to become a pitcher in Major League Baseball. The actress who landed the lead role is 27-year-old Kylie Bunbury, a … Continued

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Last year’s Golden Globe winner for Best TV Drama returns July 13 with a special two-part episode. The series, which focuses on a band of computer hackers looking to take down an evil corporation, has made a name for itself … Continued

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Lady Chatterley’s Lover Loading… The 1993 adaptation of D.H. Lawrence’s book, in which the aristocratic Lady has an affair with a lowly groundskeeper, caused an uproar thanks to its explicit sex scenes and nudity. Starring Joely Richardson and Sean Bean … Continued

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Even though the Showtime series The L Word was an ensemble drama with a bevy of first-rate actors—including Jennifer Beals and Marlee Matlin—the show really only had one star: Kate Moennig. As the The L Word‘s bed-hopping heart throb Shane McCutcheon, Moennig infused … Continued

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A night of poor decision-making—secretly borrowing his dad’s car, picking up a strange woman, ingesting the drugs she offers him—leads Pakistani-American college student Nasir Khan (played with the perfect dose of nervous naivete by Riz Ahmed) into a life-shattering nightmare. After spending a decadent … Continued

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Group sex, lesbian sex, rough sex, post-coital bloodlust—if you didn’t catch Lady Gaga’s erotically over-the-top stint on the FX drama, here’s a taste of what you missed. Loading… Loading… Loading…

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Nudity has always been a controversial topic with Game of Thrones. The HBO epic has supplied plenty of it over the course of six seasons, but it came with a gender imbalance: The female cast members—like Emilia Clarke who plays … Continued

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In addition to being a trippy futuristic saga about human clones, BBC America’s Orphan Black is also extremely forward-thinking about sex. Star Tatiana Maslany (who plays multiple roles as her character’s clones, including one who’s a lesbian scientist) has been very … Continued

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Above: Sookie (Anna Paquin) wanders into the cemetery to mourn over the grave of her deceased vampire lover, Bill (Stephen Moyer). That’s when Bill rises from the ground and immediately turns the grieving process into an erotic romp.   Jason … Continued

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Part of the joy of watching Showtime’s Masters of Sex comes from the show’s digging into all the (sometimes kinky) minutiae of what makes people tick in the bedroom. Whether it’s examining the chemistry between its main characters Dr. William Masters (Michael Sheen) and … Continued

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HBO’s True Detective  Showtime’s The Affair HBO’s True Blood Starz’s Outlander AMC’s The Walking Dead  HBO’s The Leftovers CBS’s Mission Impossible AMC’s Mad Men Netflix’s Orange is the New Black FX’s Nip/Tuck Showtime’s Homeland HBO’s Six Feet Under ABC’s Charlie’s … Continued

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Like the young lead of his movie Almost Famous, Cameron Crowe began his career as a teenager writing for Rolling Stone magazine. On his first cover story, about the Allman Brothers Band, he not only interviewed the musicians but the … Continued

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With shows like Transparent and Orange is the New Black, the TV industry has finally gotten around to acknowledging the existence of the transgendered community, but the six episode web series Her Story—created by and starring transgendered people—one-ups traditional TV’s accomplishments by … Continued

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When you think of Jennifer Garner, you probably think “Hollywood mom” or “Ben Affleck’s ex” or “Oh, that woman from the Capital One commercial,” but this footage from Alias—the early 2000s TV spy drama from J.J. Abrams that made her famous—will … Continued

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Orange is the New Black Season debut: June 17 on Netflix   Now that it’s heading into its fourth season, OITNB has its winning formula down pat: rotating subplots delving into the personal lives of all the oddball prisoners, intricate … Continued

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Roots Debuts May 30 on the History Channel, Lifetime and A&E It’s been almost 40 years since Roots—the ABC miniseries that provided an unflinching look at the history of slavery in America — captivated more than 30 million TV viewers. … Continued

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Welcome back Breakbills University, the Hogwarts for hot hipster adults, where Breaking Bad meets Narnia! After a surprising finish to last season, which featured levitation sex, warlock on witch, and witch on witch, we can’t wait to see what the Syfy … Continued

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From August 5 through August 21, TV is going to be all about the Rio Olympics. But smack dab in the middle of that stretch—on August 12 to be exact—Netflix will be unveiling it’s most ambitious project yet: The Get … Continued

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The acting is first-rate, the peek inside the criminal justice system is riveting, all the characters are larger than life, but the thing that makes the FX miniseries American Crime Story: The People vs. OJ Simpson such a provocative tour … Continued

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Although the HBO drama really doesn’t feature more sex and nudity than many other premium cable shows, it’s earned its reputation for being an erotic hotbed because of the memorable ways it weaves sex and nudity into every season. Case … Continued

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The secret to Scandal’s success lies in its scintillating mix of presidential politics and the primal sexual urges that make even the leader of the free world lose all control. Here’s a video reminder of the insane chemistry that drives Olivia … Continued

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As the medical drama prepares to wrap up its 12th season on May 19, here’s a look back at the sexual sparks that the show’s most-worshipped couple—Meredith Grey (Ellen Pompeo) and Derek Shepherd (Patrick Dempsey)—continuously generated. The chemistry between the … Continued

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Just a few hours before the remake of the Roots miniseries made its debut, Snoop Dogg posted a heartfelt video on Instagram explaining why he wouldn’t be watching it. “How the fuck are they going to put Roots on, on Memorial Day?” Snoop Dogg said. … Continued

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One of the things that makes Netflix’s women-in-prison drama Orange is the New Black such a groundbreaking show is the way it depicts sexual relationships between two women. Whereas most Hollywood fare reduces such couplings to superficially titillating scenes designed to appeal to … Continued

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James Franco does it again. The film actor, poet, soap opera star and performance artist is elevating a low-brow piece of pop culture with a remake of the TV movie Mother May I Sleep with Danger?. It’s been 20 years since … Continued

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A lot of thought goes into the sex scenes on FX’s cold-war-era spy drama, The Americans. Take the show’s infamous “69” scene between Elizabeth (Keri Russell) and Philip Jennings (Matthew Rhys), a pair of KGB operatives posing as a married couple … Continued

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Last fall, as the star of the NBC drama Blindspot—the highest rated new series of the season—Jaimie Alexander made one of the most audacious entrances in TV history: She crawled naked out of a duffel bag in Times Square (watch the … Continued

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The series that tracks the rise and fall of Colombian cocaine kingpin Pablo Escobar gets even darker in its second season. The tale resumes with Escobar escaping from prison and hell-bent on rebuilding his empire at any cost. Thus begin the … Continued

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American musician Laurie Anderson performs on stage at Park West, Chicago, Illinois, May 19, 1982. (Photo by Paul Natkin/Getty Images)

Laurie Anderson has been an experimental artist since the early 1970s when she debuted Automotive, a symphony she composed specifically for car horns. Since then she’s worked as a visual artist, an illustrator, a filmmaker and a musician. On April … Continued

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If Aziz Ansari is a “Master of None” what in the hell does that make the rest of us? The multitasking writer, actor, and comedian was born in 1983 to Indian Tamil Muslim parents in South Carolina, but knew from … Continued

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After his powerful and sexy (see clip) supporting role in the Netflix series Marvel’s Jessica Jones, Mike Colter—who also made a memorable impression playing a drug kingpin on The Good Wife— is getting a spin-off superhero series of his own, … Continued

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Few TV shows come with such a stellar pedigree: Martin Scorsese directing the pilot, Mick Jagger as executive producer, Emmy-winner Bobby Cannavale tackling the lead. Still, it’s a slightly lesser known name that has PROVOKR most intrigued. Playing punk rock … Continued

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  Steven Soderbergh, who first established his indie filmmaking cred (and his knack for capturing the zeitgeist) with 1989’s Sex, Lies and Videotape, is turning his 2009 film The Girlfriend Experience into a 13-part anthology series for Starz debuting April … Continued

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It may take a little while for you to warm up to Starz’s historical drama about the Roman Empire, but if you stick with it you’ll be rewarded with an arousingly diverse array of sex scenes. The eroticism of the … Continued

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Leave it to Amazon, the internet superstore and savvy purveyor of the forward-thinking, Emmy-nabbing hit Transparent, to bring us a fresh and new look at a well-worn era. Set in the late ’60s, Good Girls chronicles a rebellion in the bullpen of … Continued

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If you judged a TV show’s cool factor by its theme song, Sundance TV’s The Last Panthers couldn’t get much hipper—David Bowie arranged his brooding single “Blackstar” to play over the show’s opening credits. Plus, the 6-part series—which debuts April 13—stars two-time … Continued

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Imported from Brazil, the new Cinemax series Motel is set inside various rooms with the Divine Sin motel and explores the “sensual, erotic, mysterious, and perverse activities” that take place inside them.

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It was one of those “Where were you?” moments. But unlike Pearl Harbor or the Kennedy assassination, the arrest of O.J. Simpson was one that people don’t remember as much for where they were in a frozen moment as when … Continued

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Whether it is applied to the greatest piece of television or not, the term “must watch” is seldom appropriate. But thanks to the ability of Ava DuVernay (Selma) to stare—without flinching or turning away—directly into the abyss of our country’s … Continued

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“Look at the pictures, look at the pictures” demanded former North Carolina Senator Jesse Helms in his public denunciation of photographer Robert Mapplethorpe’s work as pornography. In the new HBO documentary on Mapplethorpe, filmmakers Fenton Bailey and Randy Barbato take … Continued

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In the three years since Breaking Bad’s series finale, Aaron Paul hasn’t exactly been lying low—he’s appeared in six films including the recently released heist drama Triple 9—but none of the roles has come close to achieving the pop culture … Continued

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Victoria’s Secret decided to ring in the 2012 holiday season by having its models traipse through an ornate mansion wearing skimpy panties and bras.   The censors went crazy over this 2008 Calvin Klein perfume ad that features actress Eva Mendes … Continued

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​“The show is sexy and violent, but aims to make you horny about history,” said 26-year-old Italian actor Lorenzo Richelmy, who plays the adventure-seeking, China-exploring title character in the Netflix original series Marco Polo. Produced with a reported $90 million … Continued

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Summer might be over, but a new mind-bending, bank-breaking show from HBO is, at long last, in full bloom. Following a string of catastrophes and setbacks with big-budget busts, such as Vinyl—cancelled due to poor ratings—and Lewis and Clark, an epic … Continued

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The documentary Just Let Go: Lenny Kravitz Live—which starts airing on Showtime on May 13—follows the singer and his band as they travel from Paris, Prague, New Orleans, New York and beyond over the course 2014. “Just Let Go” features … Continued

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Dior and I  This 2015 documentary follows designer Raf Simons during his early days at Christian Dior as he prepares his first couture collection to present at Paris Fashion Week. As the New York Times aptly put it, Dior and I … Continued

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After two years of slugging it out with themes surrounding the power of technology in the Internet Age, Black Mirror, in a poetic twist, has emerged from relative obscurity, thanks to Netflix’s acquisition of their third season. That’s right, folks, … Continued

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At its heart, Casual is a comedy about a dysfunctional LA family. There’s Valerie (Michaela Watkins), a therapist who’s jumped back into the dating pool after her marriage breaks up;  there’s her younger, bachelor brother, Alex (Tommy Dewey) whose intimacy issues keep him forever … Continued

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The Rio games will mark the third time Serbian tennis pro Ana Ivanovic has made it to the Olympics—well, sort of. In 2004, Ivanovic was all set to play in Beijing when a thumb injury took her out of the draw. … Continued

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If you’re already a fan of Outlander—Starz’s epically romantic time travel series—then you know just how potent the sexual chemistry is between Jamie (Sam Heughan) and Claire (Caitriona Balfe), the show’s main couple. Claire is a fiercely independent (and married) … Continued

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Tucked into the Team USA bio for Texas-native Connor Fields is this—possibly portentous—factoid from his past: Fields “won the geography bee in 5th grade with the answer to the final question being Rio de Janeiro.” Fields, 23, is a BMX … Continued

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In anticipation of the upcoming third season of Showtime’s The Affair, we’ve decided to give you our favorite love scenes from the past two seasons, in case you missed out (or just want a quick refresher).   Ruth Wilson and … Continued

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True Blood Sookie (Anna Paquin) and Bill (Stephen Moyer), her befanged boyfriend, get it on as only Home Box hotties can. Judging by their chemistry in this clip, it’s easy to see why the two married in real life.   … Continued

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Although 21-year-old Australian runner Morgan Mitchell didn’t live up to her own expectations at the Rio Games—she didn’t qualify for a spot in the 400m finals—she proved to be a star in her post-race interviews. “You have got to laugh … Continued

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In the final stretch of this historic presidency—ending in the now infamous election of Trump—Netflix’s low-budget Obama biopic couldn’t have come at a better time. Painstakingly researched by writer Adam Mansbach (Go the Fuck to Sleep), Barry—Obama’s preferred name at this … Continued

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Just how popular is 24-year-old Brazilian soccer star Neymar da Silva Santos Júnior? Let’s put it this way: he’s got a staggering 56 million followers on Instagram. Thanks to plenty of endorsement deals, Neymar was also named to Forbes magazine’s … Continued

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It’s high time F. Scott Fitzgerald stepped aside. After many appearances on the screen, page, and high school reading lists, it’s safe to say that the man has gotten his due. But the woman? Zelda? Fitzgerald’s better, sexier, and crazier half … Continued

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Sherlock (January 1) While the short-and-sweet seasons of this sleek-and-modern take on literature’s greatest detective will always leave us wanting more (only three episodes are slated for this year), we’ll take what we can get.   Homeland (January 15) After … Continued

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Don and Megan: Mad Men For a man who hawks the American Dream for a living, Don Draper (Jon Hamm) has trouble claiming his own piece of the pie. Thankfully, he finds it with the glamorous Megan (Jessica Paré)—at least … Continued

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For the past few centuries Sherlock Holmes, the eponymous hero of Arthur Conan Doyle’s epic saga, has made some miraculous discoveries. But for all of his many years of sleuthing, Doyle’s character might have made his greatest discovery yet in … Continued

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Arya Stark, Game of Thrones In a show rife with nasty women, Arya stands out as one of the finest. Orphaned at a young age and cast aside, Arya manages to smirk and stab her way through tough times.   … Continued

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We think it’s finally safe to say that Madonna’s ongoing excellence is—with the exception of death and taxes—the surest thing in life. After defying the laws of time, societal taboos, and, let’s face it, gravity for close to four decades, the … Continued

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Jim and Pam, The Office What it lacks in sex it makes up for in sheer power. After two seasons (and many years prior) working together, the most sexually tense relationship in television history explodes with a drunken kiss that caused … Continued

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Carrie Likes It Rough   If you can’t make it up to the bedroom, the stairs are always an option.   Wake-up Sex   It’s only fitting for an undercover escort to do her best work, well, undercover.   Coitus Interruptus … Continued

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On March 7th, America’s favorite Soviet spies return for their fifth season on FX. And if these sizzling new trailers are any indication, it’s going to be a doozy. Picking up right where last season left off, Phillip and Elizabeth, … Continued

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Jamie Lannister, Game of Thrones Although most affairs are “wrong,” this one is probably at the top—or bottom—of the moral heap. Aside from being Cersei’s lover, Jamie (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau) shares the unique distinction of also being her twin. So add—or … Continued

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Don’t let the title fool you, Harlots is as empowering as it gets. Set in 18th century England, when prostitution ironically served as a woman’s only avenue of financial mobility, the series follows Margaret Wells, a brothel owner with daughters of … Continued

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Group Sex, Westworld If you put Eyes Wide Shut in the Old West, or more specifically, an adult Old West theme park in the future, replete with golden sex robots, you’d get, well, exactly this.   Orlando Bloom and Malin Akerman, Easy While a … Continued

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Pamela De Beaufort, True Blood She might not be the baddest girl on this list, but few seem to sin with more relish—or sex-appeal—than Pam (Kristin Bauer van Straten).   Number Six, Battlestar Galactica Whether she’s human or robot, real or … Continued

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Some stars soar into the stratosphere, others fly under the radar, and still others sprint along the ground, their brilliance easily visible to anyone who deigns to look closer to Earth. Homeland star Rupert Friend is one of those terrestrial talents and … Continued

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25 years after David Lynch’s cult-classic left everyone at the edge of our seats, we finally might be getting some answers. On May 21st, the LONG awaited third season will be premiering on showtime. Taking place once again in the … Continued

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Don’t let her age and the recent buzz fool you: Evan Rachel Wood is no newcomer. Born in North Carolina in 1987, Wood began steady work at the ripe old age of seven and hasn’t looked back since. But the … Continued

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From a nymphet in Twin Peaks to the President-seducing vixen in Scandal, here’s a look at the female characters who’ve left the small screen scorching Joan Holloway in Mad Men There was no shortage of sex on Mad Men, but there … Continued

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Over 16 years ago, Alexis Bledel, a teenager who was long on looks but short on experience, was plucked out of obscurity to star in Gilmore Girls. As Rory, the gifted daughter (and best friend) of Lorelai, Bledel became an instant … Continued

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The L Word This still wins for showing you everything you need to know about with as few words–and clothes–as possible.   Scandal This one is hot even without knowing the dude at her neck is the president!   The … Continued

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Ever since she was a kid, Kerry Washington always wanted to perform. But it wasn’t always in the way you would think. “I wanted to work with Shamu at Sea World,” Kerry has said. “I thought that was the best … Continued

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From the Barrymores to the Baldwins, Hollywood is littered with siblings, spouses, parents, and children. It’s really not all that special. But Vera Farmiga’s sister, Taissa, came out of nowhere. Probably because unlike the Afflecks, Evanses, or Maras, when the … Continued

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Based on Neil Gaiman’s best-selling novel of the same name, American Gods tells a fantastic tale about ancient deities walking the United States as mere mortals. And while the novel is complete fantasy, the divide between the old gods (Norse gods … Continued

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In the post-Sopranos television renaissance, our perception of actors relegated to the tube is finally changing. With Hollywood A-listers flocking to the small-screen in droves, TV—most notably premium cable—has slowly transformed itself from purgatorial stepping stone to a destination in … Continued

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Alex Loses Focus A perfectly good hookup is spoiled by a doggy voyeur. We’ll call him Snoopy.   Valarie Gets the Giggles Valerie gets it so good in this carefree scene that she can’t help but laugh.   Alex STILL Can’t … Continued

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Leave it to HBO. In the wake of the the star-laden True Detective series, the cable juggernaut has finally realized that a miniseries is the best way to acquire big names with small windows of availability. Starring Reese Witherspoon, Nicole Kidman and Shailene … Continued

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It’s nice to see something on the news about Jolie and her work. After spending so many years in the tabloids for one thing or another, it’s been easy to forget her talents as an actor, budding director, and humanitarian. Luckily, … Continued

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Earn and Van, Atlanta Don’t let the fact that they share an apartment, bed and child together fool you: the unresolved tension between the quirkiest couple of all time puts the “hot” in Hotlanta.   Pam and Jim, The Office An absolute … Continued

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A Holy Trinity Guy-on-girl? Girl-on-Guy? Guy-on-Guy-on-Girl? This trippy three-way sequence has it all.   A Silly Seduction Countess Meraviglia tries to cheer up a despondent priest with sex only to have him erupt with laughter. So it worked… kind of. … Continued

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Shoshanna (Zosia Mamet)   Involuntary cringing ensues while watching the uptight Shoshanna opt to skip uncomfortable oral and go straight to sex. The only catch? She’s (unsurprisingly) a virgin.   Hannah (Lena Dunham)   Hannah and her man hilariously experiment … Continued

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In honor of Harry Benson, a legendary photographer and subject of the new film Harry Benson: Shoot First, we at PROVOKR would like to share some of our favorite pictures Benson took over the years.          

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Jimmy McNulty, The Wire One of the flawed police heroes of HBO’s legendary crime saga, McNulty (Dominic West, who’s currently playing a philanderer on The Affair) would take the edge off of his grueling workday by hitting the bottle and … Continued

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Ever wonder what it would be like to work for a women’s magazine that focuses on sex (cough-Cosmo-cough)? The new Freeform series (check local listings), cleverly titled The Bold Type, is a fly-on-the-wall look at the making of a monthly … Continued

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On April 26th, Margaret Atwood’s dystopian classic will hit the small screen for Hulu and it couldn’t have come at a better time. Starring Elizabeth Moss of Mad Men fame and prestige, The Handmaid’s Tale centers on Offred (Moss), a woman who is, … Continued

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Thanks to the smoldering chemistry of its leads, Keri Russell and Matthew Rhys—they fell in love on the show and now have a child together, and the uncompromising nature of their espionage work, The Americans effortlessly alternates between ultra-violent assassinations … Continued

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She may have the cool, collected looks of a Hitchcock blonde, but, like those perfectly coifed starlets, many of the characters Naomi Watts chooses to play are often trouble…with a capital C, as in crazy. “I’m the go-to girl for nervous … Continued

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Actresses have it tough. Unlike the appearances of their male counterparts, which become more distinguished with each year, wrinkle, and fleck of gray time provides, a woman’s beauty–and therefore marketability–starts to plummet after thirty and only rebounds decades later when older, more … Continued

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The Defenders Marvel’s Cinematic Universe goes beyond the adventures of Iron Man, Captain America, and The Avengers. The MCU includes a suite of adult-oriented Netflix programming. The streaming giant turned four of Marvel’s street-level comic book heroes into TV shows, … Continued

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May we present, Violent Delights, film editor Clara Darko’s menacingly great montage of the shocking scenes of Westworld.  Just when you thought it was safe to go to a dude ranch.  Clara is the reigning queen of the pop culture … Continued

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Prison Break is back! Same old gang but with a new conspiracy. Taking place years later, Lincoln Burrows is back to his old trouble-making ways, T-Bag is free, and Tancredi is trying to move on from Michael with a new … Continued

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Phillip & Elizabeth, The Americans Nothing alleviates all that “pressure” like a little love session with your partner-in-espionage.   Celeste & Perry, Big Little Lies Even the idyllic lives of Celeste and Perry hit a rough patch now and again. … Continued

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True Blood In case ultrafast vampire sex wasn’t strange enough, the bloodsucking Eric (Alexander Skarsgard) ties up his mate.   Billions High-powered U.S Attorney Chuck Rhoades might be a shark in court but in between the sheets? He’s a total … Continued

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Winter may be coming but you certainly could have fooled us from the looks of this scorching—or in the case Daenerys Targaryen (Emily Clarke), literally blazing—montage of the most erotic, dangerous, sensual scenes from the past six seasons of Game … Continued

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Jason Bateman may be best known for his dry, comedic roles, like in the cult classic sitcom Arrested Development or the Horrible Bosses movies, but his fans know that there is also a deadly serious side to the 48-year-old actor. … Continued

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When the term “renaissance man” came into existence, it’s doubtful that comedy writing, acting and rapping were the skills that such a person was thought to have. But today these specialties, seldom mastered individually—let alone altogether—represent a holy trinity that … Continued

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Stringer Bell, The Wire Running a drug empire by day and taking business classes by night, Stringer (played by the soulful and sexy Idris Elba) tries to escape the trappings of his birth through sheer brutality and cunning and emerge … Continued

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Trixie, Deadwood The fairest and most foul-mouthed on this list, Trixie is the ultimate hooker with a heart of gold. Extra points for being the MVP of her brothel (Most Valuable Prostitute).   Shae, Game of Thrones It takes a special … Continued

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The followup to the stand alone film Hot Girls Wanted, Turned On is a six part series that sets its sights higher than the porn industry. If the trailer is any indication, it aims to tackle intimacy in the age of the internet. … Continued

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Mirror, mirror, on the wall, who’s the baddest bitch of all? In case you haven’t been paying attention for the past six years, Lena Headey’s Cersei Lannister has enraged and enraptured millions of fans and foes. With her scheming, sneering at … Continued

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The Last Tycoon was the fifth and final novel by F. Scott Fitzgerald. Unfinished at the time of his death in 1940, it was published posthumously in 1941. Over the years, Fitzgerald’s first-hand take on Old Hollywood studio executives and their cutthroat business practices … Continued

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Here, compiled together in one video, are PROVOKR’s picks for the sexiest kisses ever shown on TV. The video begins with Kate Austen (Evangeline Lilly) and James “Sawyer” Ford (Josh Holloway) releasing their pent up passion while being held captive … Continued

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The perfect combination of gritty and pretty, Tom Hardy, with his magnetic physicality, animal intensity and boundless talent, draws the most credible comparison to Marlon Brando we’ve seen in years. But unlike Brando, the pouty-lipped Hardy shows no signs of … Continued

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Jamie & Claire, Outlander Those who are skeptical of the “ different area code” rule of infidelity might have an easier time handling it during a different time period. Despite her marriage to another man in the 20th century, Claire has … Continued

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Game of Thrones fans have been confused about their lust for Jaime “Kingslayer” Lannister ever since he was caught fornicating with his twin sister, Cersei, and then threw Bran Stark out of a high tower without missing a beat. Very bad … Continued

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HBO‘s True Blood was a true game-changer; its delectable combination of soap opera dramatics, gloriously gratuitous sex, and shockingly graphic violence proved to be a winning formula for the bold premium cable network, and the show became a water cooler staple … Continued

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Watching Amazon’s newest comedy, I Love Dick, is like seeing a poem come to life—a complicated, excruciating, beautiful poem that must be devoured (or binged) to be appreciated—full disclosure, we watched the eight 30-minute episodes in one sitting. Based on … Continued

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We are reaching the homestretch of HBO’s flagship saga—and we are completely in the dark. Unlike Arya last season in her showdown with the Waif, fans are not faring so well. Since the show outpaced the books last year, it’s … Continued

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If you’re like every other woman in America, Wednesdays are reserved for watching the newest episode of the insanely satisfying Hulu series, The Handmaid’s Tale. Based on the too-close-for-comfort dystopian novel by Margaret Atwood, the series, about enslaved fertile women forced … Continued

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HBO, the network behind Game of Thrones and The Defiant Ones, is gearing up to launch a brand new anthology series from The Duplass Brothers (Baghead, Jeff Who Lives At Home). Room 104 is set in a single hotel room, … Continued

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Elmore Leonard is one of the most revered names in crime fiction. His works have been turned into movies and television shows dozens of time, dating all the way back to 1957’s motion picture adaptation of 3:10 to Yuma to … Continued

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Back in the old days, television shows started in September and ended in May, leaving the dog days of Summer a veritable dead zone for TV viewers. Those days are gone, and 2017’s lineup proves it. Here are some of … Continued

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Sure, Shakespeare in Love had its steamy moments courtesy of Gwyneth Paltrow (even when she was dressed as a man) and Joseph Fiennes as the young William, but we’ve never seen The Bard like this. In Will, the new TNT … Continued

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Since his “death” in the Prison Break “finale,” our favorite escape artist has been relatively quiet. But thanks to the upcoming revival of the hit show and our once dead hero, Wentworth Miller will soon be tunneling his way back into our … Continued

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Chase and Jo, Easy The youthful tumbling and fumbling of these two is sweet, sultry, and makes you long for the good old days.   Alex and Piper, Orange is the New Black Wouldn’t be a legitimate lesbian list without … Continued

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Lily and Lana Wachowski, creators of visually rich films like The Matrix, Speed Racer, and Cloud Atlas, brought their talents to Netflix with Sense8, which tells a unique sci-fi story with strong sexual elements, including numerous LGBT characters. The show’s … Continued

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The most provocative series on television right now is American Gods, based on the novel by Neil Gaiman (Coraline, The Sandman). Set in a secretly fantastical version of America, the show revolves around the simmering conflict between the Old Gods and … Continued

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Starz may not have as many Emmy awards under its belt as fellow premium cable networks HBO and Showtime, but thanks to a strong line-up of original shows like American Gods, Ash vs Evil Dead, and the recently-concluded Black Sails, … Continued

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In the late 80’s, Rob Reiner set out to find the most beautiful woman in all the land. They needed, a “new Julie Christie,” he’d said. But England broke the mold after they’d made Christie. After an exhaustive search of … Continued

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It’s been a long dry spell—five years to be exact—since we’ve delved into the love lives of our favorite West Hollywood lesbians. Well, it looks like the wait is finally over as Showtime announces the comeback of its hugely popular … Continued

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Based on the suspenseful best-selling novel by military historian and author Caleb Carr, The Alienist is finally being brought to the screen this fall thanks to TNT. It’s about time, considering the popular page-turner has been sitting on a shelf … Continued

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In 2012, Jessica Williams made her debut as the youngest-ever correspondent on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, and quickly became one of the show’s standout characters, bringing her signature brand of humor to the political comedy series. After retiring … Continued

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Netflix is back again with a new family drama filled with healthy doses of black comedy and coming-of-age suburban adventure. Atypical stars Keir Gilchrist (United States of Tara, It Follows) as Sam, the autistic son of parents played by Michael … Continued

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Jessica Biel is arguably more famous for being the wife of pop superstar Justin Timberlake than for being an actress, but she’s making an effort to change that unfair opinion. Though her career seemed promising after her star-making turn in … Continued

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Attention The L Word lovers: in anxious anticipation of the brand, spanking new episodes of the hottest series on Showtime, PROVOKR Productions presents the sexiest scenes we could find to hold us over until the next season begins. Enjoy the various … Continued

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While the Twilight fan fiction-derived fad of 50 Shades of Grey was sweeping the nation, we were fondly recalling the misadventures of another Grey, E. Edward Grey played by James Spader, in a much more intriguing film. The actress Maggie Gyllenhaal immediately became a … Continued

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In the 1970s, 42nd Street in Manhattan was known as The Deuce, an affectionate nickname for the uncouth corner of the city which had become home to the rise of organized crime and the newly-legal pornography industry. A fictional story … Continued

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Netflix began as a mailing system for DVD rentals, but quickly expanded into streaming, and then original content. With shows like House of Cards, Orange is the New Black, and the fourth season of Arrested Development, the company became one … Continued

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Netflix is owning 2017 with series like Atypical, The Defenders, Dear White People, and Sense8, among so many others, and they’re looking to continue their winning streak well into the fall. One of their upcoming Autumn shows is Alias Grace, … Continued

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In case you haven’t noticed, we at PROVOKR are obsessed with Game of Thrones. Season 7 is just around the corner, and we’ve been there every step of the way, riding the hype train all the way to Westeros. Seasons … Continued

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Summer is almost over, and you know what that means: Fall TV season is starting up! While the television landscape has changed, with new shows being launched all year round, that September-October sweet spot is still a special time for … Continued

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Ryan Murphy is one of the most prolific television producers working today. Between Glee, American Horror Story, and Feud, Murphy’s shows consistently deliver the juiciest drama on TV. But as much as we love the young adult antics of Glee, … Continued

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This year, 2017, marks the 50th anniversary of The Sexual Offences Act, which (partially) decriminalized homosexuality in England, and is seen as a major piece of legislation in support of gay rights in the country. To celebrate the occasion, the … Continued

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It’s no secret: the Marvel Cinematic Universe is taking over the world. What began as an attempt to adapt their comic book characters into the realm of motion pictures has evolved into a shared universe of both television and movies. … Continued

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Showtime is gearing up to launch a new comedy this fall, starring Jay Pharoah (Saturday Night Live) and Jamie Foxx, White Famous. Loosely based on the early career of Jamie Foxx (who produces the show in addition to starring as … Continued

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Lady Gaga is one of the biggest pop stars on the planet, and Netflix is gearing up to dive deep into the mind of one of the most prolific artists of the 21st century. Gaga: Five Foot Two is a … Continued

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Starz took a chance with Outlander. To the untrained eye, the series, based on the books by Diana Gabaldon, looks like it could be campy kitsch, but it’s actually one of the most romantic, dramatic, and binge-worthy shows out there. The … Continued

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For the last seven seasons of Showtime’s family dramedy, Shameless, we’ve watched as Fiona Gallagher has tried to keep her drunkard father (William H. Macy) from killing himself, her numerous reckless family members out of jail, and her own very … Continued

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Sundance Now, the streaming service offshoot of the television channel (and Robert Redford-founded film festival), has picked up a new series from British television network Sky Atlantic. Riviera is a sexy soap opera from the mind of Neil Jordan, the … Continued

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Strip off the armor, the furs, and angst, and what’s left are the faces of the actors behind the characters on Game of Thrones we all love…and in some cases, loath (sorry Lena and Aidan!). Yes, the show is deep and thrilling … Continued

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In Outlander, Sam Heughan plays the hottest ancient Scotsman since Mel Gibson in Braveheart. The Starz series, based on the books by Diana Gabaldon, follows Claire (played by Caitriona Balfe) who time travels from 1945 back to 18th century Scotland. It … Continued

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Kyra Sedgwick is back! Five years after retiring from her hit TNT show The Closer (which has since gone on to enjoy continued success as Major Crimes, retooled with Mary McDonnell in the lead role), Sedgwick is returning to the … Continued

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In the realm of law enforcement, few men are more legendary than the original “criminal profiler,” John Douglas. His life’s work, of learning what makes serial killers tic and identifying their evil traits, forever changed the way cops pursue criminals. … Continued

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Sundance TV‘s latest series is a British import tackling risky subject matter and intimate drama. Liar aims to be the ultimate “He Said/She Said,” with a plot revolving around a first date which quickly goes from sweet to sour. Joanne … Continued

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Back by popular demand, PROVOKR Productions is proud to present a brand spanking new original compilation of the Gallaghers’ hottest sex scenes. Set to Say Hi’s “The Stars Blink Just for Us,” a featured song in the pilot, we implore … Continued

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The latest film from David Ayer has the potential to be a watershed moment for Netflix. The company is investing heavily into its original programming, and their goal is to let filmmakers create the types of movies they might never … Continued

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Who knew that Outlander, about an 18th century Scottish hottie and his beautiful time-traveling soulmate would end up being the sexiest show on TV? With actors Sam Heughan and Caitriona Balfe in the lead roles of Jamie and Claire, the answer … Continued

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Netflix‘s never-ending roll out of new and impressive content continues with the upcoming fourth season of Black Mirror. An anthology horror series in the vein of The Twilight Zone, each of Black Mirror‘s standalone episodes explore technology, human nature, and … Continued

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When Netflix is at its best, it doesn’t give a damn what you think. The best Netflix Originals are provocative works which break the rules of conventional TV and film and just go nuts with their own artistic ambition. Sometimes that … Continued

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Sarah Silverman takes no prisoners. The comedy icon is well-known for her provocative, boundary-pushing comedy routines which ruthlessly point attention towards America’s myriad shortcomings. Silverman has always been political, but she really turned up the heat during the 2016 election, … Continued

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The legend goes that the creators of Stranger Things, The Duffer Brothers, had initially pitched a remake of Stephen King‘s classic horror novel, It. After being rejected, they turned their ideas into an original property, and the rest is history. … Continued

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It’s October. Summer is officially done, which means the time to “Netflix and chill” is over. ‘Tis the season for snuggling up on the couch, watching live television, or Hulu the next day, or whatever app you prefer…and chill. There’s … Continued

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Everyone loves hookers! They’re the dispensers of streetwise wisdom, they like to party, their rates are usually reasonable, and they’ve always got condoms. PROVOKR is a strong advocate for “safety first.” Last year we covered some of the hottest girls on … Continued

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If Netflix has a mascot, it might just be Jason Bateman. After all, he famously played the lead character on Arrested Development, which was the network’s original “Ace in the Hole.” Along with House of Cards and Orange is the … Continued

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Game of Thrones, we have to talk. We’re seeing another show. And it’s serious. It’s called This Is Us, and it’s hands down the best show on network TV. What makes it so insanely satisfying is twofold. First you’ve got … Continued

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Winter is coming, but Game of Thrones is nowhere to be seen. Regardless, there’s still a ton of provocative new shows vying for attention, and they all deserve a shot. Here’s some of PROVOKR’s most anticipated shows of the fall … Continued

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She’s Gotta Have It, Spike Lee‘s unapologetic ten-part sex comedy on Netflix is only a few weeks away from airing, and we’re already vibrating with excitement. If the new trailer is any indication, we’re in for a wild, wild ride with … Continued

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Nearly the entire cast of Netflix‘s Stranger Things are adorable young kids, but everybody is talking about Millie Bobby Brown, the 13-year-old British actor who plays Eleven on the hit show. We’ve all fallen in love with the strangely intense Elle because … Continued

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Kit Harington‘s days as John Snow may be numbered, but fans won’t have to wait long to see the hunky star of Game of Thrones on TV again. His latest project, Gunpowder, is a historical drama with a unique casting … Continued

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On Netflix, there’s something for everybody. The streaming service has a wide variety of shows, from the horror/adventure of Stranger Things to the political intrigue of House of Cards (which just got a whole lot more intriguing), to the psychological torment … Continued

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It all started in 1980 when a sociopath named Gerald Foos contacted writer Gay Talese to divulge his sinister plans to buy a motel and outfit it with secret visual access to the rooms. His purpose? As the title Voyeur implies, Foos … Continued

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It’s gonna be a bloody fall. On November 22, Netflix will surely still be mopping up the gory mess left in the wake of their provocative new vigilante series, Marvel’s The Punisher, when another binge-worthy bout of violence will drop right … Continued

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