Putting all on the line! Fans of Tell Me Lies were enthralled by its hot sex scenes, and the cast has been open about the effort that goes into creating such unforgettable moments.
College students Lucy (Grace Van Patten) and Stephen were first featured in the Hulu series, which debuted in September 2022. (Jackson White).
Viewers got a glimpse of how the relationship affected individuals close to Lucy and Stephen as they followed the couple over the course of eight years.
Patten has recalled how intimidating it felt to view the show’s abundance of sex scenes.
“When I read the scripts, it was terrifying. I was like, ‘Oh man, this is going to be scary, I’m going to feel very exposed and self-conscious,’” she revealed to TooFab shortly after the show premiered. “Just reading it, what made me feel better about it was these scenes were so necessary to the story and none of them felt exploitative in any way and they were all necessary to the characters and really important to show the dynamic between them and how the sexual dynamic between them changes throughout the season and how real that felt, so that made me feel a lot better about it.”
Meaghan Oppenheimer, the executive producer, said it was crucial to make sure “every sex scene served a purpose” to the narrative. Some of the scenes are sexually explicit, while others are actually not.
The show’s intimacy supervisor, Dr. Tiffanie Henry, said at the time, “Some of them are extremely distressing sex scenes or embarrassing.
No one was ever even somewhat pressured to do something they didn’t want to do, the showrunner explained while describing the discussions that took place between the team and the cast. Every time, there was a chat to ensure that everyone was completely at ease and secure.
To ensure there were no surprises on the big day, we thoroughly practiced everything. When it comes down to it, it’s actually fairly mechanical and choreographed like a dance.
White appreciated his relationship with his scene partner for reducing his anxiety.
“I think it’s so specific to who you’re working with and [I was] so comfortable with Grace from the start, we were so communicative about everything that I had no worries about that, about portraying any of that stuff,” the Ambulance actor, who has sparked offscreen romance rumors with Patten, shared. “I also was gonna say that, I haven’t been doing this that long but I’ve shown my butt in everything, so I just associate acting with your butt is involved, in some part of the piece, at one part in the story.”