Real Stories

Real Stories is an ongoing series about the true stories behind movies and TV shows. It’s that simple.

Browse the full Real Stories archive below

The Real Story Behind ‘Angelyne’

Emmy Rossum stars as the enigmatic icon of Los Angeles. Read More

The True Story Behind ‘The Untouchables’

Brian De Palma's 1987 classic plays fast and loose with the facts of Al Capone's downfall. Read More

The Real Story Behind ‘Candy’

Jessica Biel and Melanie Lynskey star in this retelling of the famous ax-killing. Read More

The Real Story Behind ‘Under the Banner of Heaven’

Andrew Garfield stars as a detective investigating a horrific double murder by religious extremists. Read More

The Real Story Behind ‘A Very British Scandal’

The BBC miniseries centers on one of the most shocking divorces in British history. Read More

The Real Story Behind ‘A Few Good Men’

A group of ex-Navy lawyers each claim they served as the inspiration for Tom Cruise's Lt. Kaffee. Read More

The Real Story Behind ‘The Staircase’

The new true-crime drama series depicts the shocking story of Michael and Kathleen Peterson. Read More

The Real Story Behind ‘Gaslit’

Julia Roberts and Sean Penn star as Martha Mitchell and former US Attorney General John Mitchell in this lesser known… Read More

The Real Story Behind ‘The First Lady’

The new anthology series focuses on the American presidency through the eyes of former first ladies Michelle Obama, Betty Ford,… Read More