"It's the most shocking, incisive and honest portrait of American sexuality [right now] – except it's set in the Fifties," Rolling Stone's Rob Sheffield said about the second season of Showtime's hit series Masters of Sex. And with the show's new season moving things up to the mid-Sixties — after William Masters and Virginia Johnson have published their groundbreaking study and right when the sexual revolution is starting to heat up — we were really curious to a get a peek behind the scenes. Lucky for us, star Lizzy Caplan was more than happy to play tour guide and let our photographer Lindsey Byrnes follow her around for a day. Check out this exclusive gallery of shots on the Masters of Sex set — with commentary from Caplan herself — before the Season Three premiere on Sunday, July 12th.
"While Michael O'Keefe and I prepare for an emotional father/daughter scene, Obi the camera troll lurks in the shadows, waiting to club us over the head and steal our dreams."
"Angela, the best stand-in there is. Starbucks green iced tea, the fourth best tea there is."
"The great Frances Fisher plays my mother on the show. No, we aren't stoned in this picture — but she probably is completely naked under that robe."
"That's actually my cat. Lana, my makeup artist is just THAT GOOD."
"Indian food at craft service and suddenly, the fart picture makes a whole lot more sense."
"Dem some scripts."
"The furrowed brow indicates how seriously I take my job. Apparently, very seriously."
"Mike Weaver was our director of photography for Seasons One and Two, and he returned this year to direct. Who says you can never go home again?"
"This is Isabelle Fuhrman — she plays my daughter. I know she looks big, but she was much smaller when I pushed her out of my vagina."
"Welcome to Hour 15. Lana and Matthew paint some life on the corpse."
"He makes fun of me, but dehydration is probably not going to be the thing that kills me."
"Those aren't small pages. Those men are giants! Run! That pencil is a tree!"
"Unspeakable things go on behind this curtain. Trust me."
"Our lovely production assistant, Trini. Often times her letting me swipe her tinder is the highlight of my day."