Ranking Lizzy Caplan’s 8 Most Masterfully Sexy Moments

Lizzy Caplan’s filmography is like a list of my favorite things: Freaks and Geeks, Party Down, American Dad!, Undeclared, that one legitimately good season of True Blood, Mean Girls, Childrens Hospital, New Girl, Comedy Bang! Bang!, and the excellent Masters of Sex. So it’s no wonder that we’re obsessed with her, having covered everything from her Rage Face to her plea to let men be funny for once.

Today is Caplan’s 32nd birthday, and with Masters returning very soon (July 13th, to be precise), we’d be doing you a disservice if we didn’t round up some of her sexiest moments.

1. That time she made a convincing case to watch Masters of Sex for GQ (and we did!).

And in Interview, too.

2. Pretty much everything Casey Klein did on Party Down.

3. I can’t link to every sexy Masters of Sex sex scene (“Will you two stop saying ‘sex’ so much?”), but they’re easy enough to find on the Internet; plus, there’s this.

4. She was a drunk, naked delight on the True Blood set.

“I was hammered for that … I didn’t really have many lines (that I needed to remember). It was 7 in the morning, and I was chugging vodka, and I was completely naked while a make-up artist I had just met was on her knees sponging my ass … I have never told anyone this, but I was so drunk, and I was so nervous, that after I shot the scene, I was going up to the crew members — I had just met them the day before — and I was going up to all of them, and I was like (drunkenly), “You’ve got a boner. You do! You got one!”

5. She pulled off her blonde hair phase. No one pulls off their blonde hair phase.

6. F*ck it — why not have dinner shirtless, like Lizzy did with TJ Miller in Successful Alcoholics?

7. Here she is discussing masturbation with Alison Brie.

AVC: Alison, you mentioned there’s a Community porn parody.

AB: Well yes, I’ve recently heard an update about this, and I’m bummed. Here’s what it is: They shot a Community porn movie, but it’s never going to be seen, because they’re not going to distribute it, because not enough people know what the show is. Dan Harmon interviewed the girl who played Britta in the porn version of the show, and she was like, “Oh yeah, none of us knew what the show was, we still don’t know. We were just there to do our job.” I think we were all really crestfallen, like, “What? You didn’t research the show?”

AVC: They’re not real fans?

AB: I was more disappointed that no one will ever see it.

AVC: Those are not dedicated porn stars.

AB: They’re even benching our porn.

AVC: You may not have as many viewers as some of the other shows that are parodied, but maybe your fans masturbate 10 times as much.

AB: It’s true; I bet we have some good masturbators in our group.

LC: Career masturbators.

AB: I’ll just have to rally some troops and shoot my own. Lizzy’s going to star in it with me.

LC: Alison’s totally going to make a porno.

AB: I’m going to make Community porn. Lizzy Caplan’s going to play Annie, and I’m going to produce it. I’m not going to be in it.

8. Which finally leads me to…

BONUS: everything about this photo weirds me out.