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September 30, 2020

Why Netflix’s ‘The Boys in the Band’ gave the landmark play a quietly hopeful ending

“This is a person who gets so much joy from buying beautiful things, even if he doesn’t have the storage for it,” said set decorator Gene Serdena, who re-created bags of then-major department stores and found vintage Hermès boxes on EBay.

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September 28, 2020

Inside the NYC Apartment of The Boys in the Band

Travel back to the summer of 1968 in New York City, where a middle-aged man named Michael has been living in an old brownstone on the Upper East Side for about six years. 

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November 13, 2019

Doctor Sleep

Set Decorator Gene Serdena SDSA takes us into DOCTOR SLEEP and down its rabbit hole...

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July 17, 2017

Spider-Man: Homecoming

Set Decorator Gene Serdena SDSA takes us behind the scenes and through his methodology for the sets of the standout hit SPIDER-MAN: HOMECOMING!

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September 26, 2020

Film Review: Boys in the Band 

Great music choices (some of which featured in the 1970 movie), along with Judy Becker’s richly detailed production design, set decoration by Gene Serdena, and Lou Eyrich’s costumes, help to immerse us in a representation of the era that feels authentic, rather than a bad taste costume party, or a remote, fetishised “period piece”.

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October 8, 2020

We're All Gay Now: The Boys in the Band on Netflix

A familiar feeling came over me within the first few minutes of watching The Boys in the Band: resentment. From the moment I laid eyes on the beautiful prewar duplex in which the action takes place, I knew I wanted it. 

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July 16, 2018

Ant-Man and the Wasp

[Gene Serdena] and his team have the hyphenated superhero worlds down – realistic and loving modest home-environments juxtaposed with sci-fi tech and labs of all sorts, cityscapes and involved/layered interiors as well. 



February 26, 2017


Oscars Red Carpet Interview


December 9, 2018


Q&A with the award-nominated production designer Guy Hendrix Dyas and set decorator Gene Serdena from the science fiction film "Passengers" starring Chris Pratt and Jennifer Lawrence and directed by Morten Tyldum.

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November 15, 2016

Gene Serdena threw preconceived notions ‘off the spaceship’

“I think there are certain design tropes that people abide by with regards to spaceships and futuristic design."

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Art Departmental

January 1, 2020

Art Departmental’s Best Production Design of the Decade: 2010-2019

3. HER 

In a near future, a lonely writer develops an unlikely relationship with an operating system designed to meet his every need.

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