Mar 15 • 15M

Everyone is On Something

Adderall, psilocybin, Ozempic, heroin: Rob Long on Hollywood's helpers

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When you’re filming a movie or a television show, when it’s the last shot of the day, the first assistant director will call out, “This is the Martini Shot!” I call these stories “Martini Shots” because they’re exactly the kinds of stories we tell — and lessons we learn — after we’ve wrapped for the day. - Rob Long
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“Have you ever watched a writer search for a nearby outlet, open up his laptop, plug his computer in, and then get to work?” asks Rob. “Takes hours.” Which may only partially explain the “supplements” the industry uses to cope, including Rob’s own microdosing. “But it never really gets to what's inside you… [that] little movie you run for yourself that seems to show only the times you were embarrassing and wrong.” And somehow, he concludes, this is why it's important to be grateful for that free trip to Azerbaijan.

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