If you are into comedy, history, period dramas and gender equality, the Naughty on HBO Max is the show for you. Spanning 10 episodes, the series follows the story of feminist writer Joyce who teams up with low-cost publisher Doug to create the first-ever women’s erotic magazine.
Set in the 1970s, Naughty is set in the world of second-wave feminism and broader social and cultural change. Through Joyce’s eyes, audiences get a glimpse of how the world was truly changing for women.
So who stars in the hilarious dramedy? Newsweek has everything you need to know.
Meet the cast of Naughty on HBO Max
Joyce — Ophelie Lovibond
Ophélie Lovibond directs the casting of Naughty as Joyce, an aspiring writer who has the ultimate dream of publishing her own women’s magazine.
However, when she crosses paths with publisher Doug, her idea for her women’s magazine completely changes, in the long run, for the better.
Lovibond is an English actress, best known for her role as Carina in guardians of the galaxy and Izzy Gould in W1A.
She is also known for playing Kitty Winter on CBS Elementary.
new girl Jake Johnson is unrecognizable in his role as adult film and magazine editor Doug.
In rascal, Doug partners with Joyce to create the first erotic magazine for women, bringing all of his experience in adult magazines and the team at Bottom Dollar Up to the table.
Apart new girl, Johnson is best known for playing Peter B. Parker/Spider-Man in the Oscar-winning animated film Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse. He will reprise the role in the upcoming sequel, Spider Man; Across the Spider-Verse.
His other well-known credits include Take it to the Greek, let’s be cops, the mummy, and jurassic world. More recently, he starred in ABC Stumptown as Greyson ‘Grey’ McConnell.
Tina — Idara Victor
Idra Victor plays the role of Tina in rascal, Doug’s assistant and Bottom Dollar Up’s low-key runner.
Victor is best known for playing Nina in Rizzoli and islands and Abigail in Tour: Washington’s Spies.
His other credits include Mad Men, private practice, Grey’s Anatomy, and Chateau.
Oscar Montoya plays Richie, the photographer of Rascal.
Montoya is an up-and-coming actor, comedian, writer, and dancer. He is also the host of three different podcasts: Spanish Aqui Presents, Inside the Disney Vault, and The podcast killed the star of the video.
Bambi — Jessica Lowe
Jessica Lowe stars as Bambi, a model and adult film star who works for Doug.
When she meets Joyce she decides she wants to be behind the camera for once and contribute to the magazine and Joyce gives her the opportunity of a lifetime.
Lowe is best known for her role as Ginger in Mixture, Florence from Destroy, and Lindy Lissons of The right gems.
Lennon Parham as Shelly in rascal, Joyce’s older, married sister.
Despite her status as a married mother, unlike Joyce, Shelly is much more liberal in her attitudes towards sex, and her knowledge and experience help shape Joyce’s magazine.
Parham is best known for her career in improv comedy and has been behind some of TV’s biggest shows, including NBC. best friends forever and the American network Gambling house.
She is also well known for her role as Karen Collins in Veep, Kay Bowman in Bless this messand Liz Flemming in Schooled.
Glenn – Michael Angarano
Michael Angarano stars as Glenn in rascal, Joyce’s ex-boyfriend.
Angarano is best known for his role as Nicky in It’s usa role for which he received a Primetime Emmy Award nomination for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series in 2019.
Mix fans may also recognize Angarano from the movies Sky High, Haywire, Sun Dogs, and The English teacher.
Other cast members in Naughty include:
- Alicia Hannah-Kim as Wendy Mah
- Amy Landecker as Bridget Westbury
- Gillian Jacobs as Maggie
- Austin Nichols as Billy “The Goat” Brunson
- Rich Sommer as Lenny
- Taylor Zakhar Perez as Shane
Naughty airs Thursdays on HBO Max.