On a grey New York morning, as Emma Corrin lies in peaceful slumber, the sound of an iPhone alarm rings. Arising to greet the day, they float through their apartment—complete with a shock of spiky pink hair—to eat a breakfast of waffles and tea when the doorbell rings. Sitting on their doorstep is a mysterious gift: a lobster perched atop a wooden box. So begins this whimsical flight of fancy starring Corrin, the actor and cover star of Vogue’s August issue, as they wander around the streets of Manhattan, stop at a pet supplies store, type away in their nondescript high-rise office, and even take a moment in the park to read—what else?—a book titled The Secret Life of Lobsters.
Directed by Scott Sternberg, the film sees Corrin fall headfirst into an unlikely romance with their pink crustacean paramour, lying in bed together eating popcorn and watching movies or enjoying dinner and an Aperol spritz together at a restaurant. (Although it’s worth noting that, while Friends fans may be under the impression that lobsters are one of the most loyal lovers in the animal kingdom remaining monogamous for life, this factoid is not actually true.) For the purposes of this film, however, we’re willing to suspend disbelief—and as the film’s final shot makes clear, it’s not a real lobster anyway. That’s acting, baby.
Here, watch Emma Corrin star in The Power of the Lobster for Vogue’s August issue.
Writer & Director: Scott Sternberg
Director of Photography: Jacques Naude
Editor: Robby Massey
Fashion Editor: Alex Harrington
Makeup Artist: Dick Page
Hair Stylist: Jimmy Paul
Entertainment Director, Vogue: Sergio Kletnoy
Creative Editorial Director: Mark Guiducci
Senior Producer: Jordin Rocchi
Associate Director, Creative Development: Alexandra Gurvitch
Production Design: Taylor Horne
Audio: Sean Paulsen
ACs: Grace Pendleton, Mars Alba
Gaffer: Julia Gowesky
Hair Stylist Assistant: Tomoko Kuwamura
Tailor: Hailey Desjardins
Stylist assistants: Megan Soria, Marley Cohen
Production Designer Assistant: Javi Scalley
Associate Producer: Qieara Lesesne
COVID Compliance Officer: Caris Vujcec
Filmed on Location: Pacific Aquarium, Il Posto Accanto, Happy Paws, Ed’s Lobster Bar, Riverside Park, Washington Square Park
Production Coordinator: Ava Kashar
Production Manager: Kit Fogarty
Senior Director, Production Management: Jessica Schier
Post-Production Coordinator: Andrea Farr
Post-Production Supervisor: Marco Glinbizzi
Director of Content, Vogue: Rahel Gebreyes
Senior Director, Programming, Vogue: Linda Gittleson
Executive Producer: Ruhiya Nuruddin
VP, Digital Video Programming and Development,Vogue (English Language): Joe Pickard
Look 1: Sleepy Jones pajama set; sleepyjones.com.
Look 2: Miu Miu sweater, pants, belts, and shoes; miumiu.com.
Look 3: Miu Miu jacket; miumiu.com.
Look 4: CDLM top; Middle Plane store.
Look 5: Sleepy Jones pajama shirt; sleepyjones.com.
Look 6: Bode jacket, top, and pants; bodenewyork.com.