Tuesday, February 24, 2015

A Netflix original series based on NYC in the 1970's. Directed by Baz Luhrmann. Mixed feelings about the points the author in the article brings up; all very valid. Regardless, being "white" or not even "American" or a real "NY'er" should not be something to be judged against. But in the overall scheme of Hollywood "storytelling" perspectives, yes it's kind of a downer. But who knows maybe this series is going to kill it? And I do realize there are tons of people involved in production, writing, etc that will additionally carry the film but at the end of the day it's about who profits, who wins the super celebrity/director awards in mainstream culture that in turn somehow become cultural ambassadors, and the rest of us who argue about the complex/simple nature of it all.


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