The series, directed by entertainment content professional producer Ryan Murphy (known for Body Parts, American Crime Story) and Andrew Rossi, best known as a documentary filmmaker (After the Truth: Disinformation and the Price of Fake News), takes as a basis the diary entries of the famous American artist Andy Warhol and builds a texture around them from interviews with his relatives, video footage and restored events.
Warhol began to keep his diary in 1976 and for the next 10 years, until his death, he kept it in an unusual way, dictating his thoughts and observations on the phone to his friend and assistant Pat Hackett. At first, keeping a diary was a way to record expenses for financial controllers, who were persistently interested in Warhol’s money affairs. Gradually, the artist’s telephone monologues began to acquire a more personal and diary character. After the sudden death of the king of pop art, Hackett selected the most interesting from thousands of typewritten pages and published it as a book.