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

A League Of Their Own Real Story

The Real Story Behind ‘A League of Their Own’


To mark the 30th anniversary of the film’s release, here is a look at the real story behind A League of Their Own.

Angelyne Series Real Story

The Real Story Behind ‘Angelyne’


Emmy Rossum stars as the enigmatic icon of Los Angeles.

The Untouchables True Story

The True Story Behind ‘The Untouchables’


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

Candy Real Story Hulu Series

The Real Story Behind ‘Candy’


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

Under The Banner Of Heaven Real Story

The Real Story Behind ‘Under the Banner of Heaven’


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

A Very British Scandal Real Story

The Real Story Behind ‘A Very British Scandal’


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

A Few Good Men Courtroom

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.

The Staircase Firth

The Real Story Behind ‘The Staircase’


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

Gaslit Series Julia Roberts and Sean Penn

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 story about the Watergate scandal.