Stunning. Cannot wait!
Said this before and I'll say it again... I am SO here for this!!! May 1st can't come soon enough.
http://www.bbc.com/culture/story/20200428-hollywood-review-this-lavish-period-fantasy-is-a-disasterReviews are all hitting now if you want to Google...was having trouble getting links on my iPad.
I expected much more.
It's a shock to me that we got to the end of the 7 episodes with not a single break of the 4th wall or crawl at the end to tell the audience that this whole thing was a Tarantino-level fairytale. How many of the viewing audience would already know that back in 1947 (or anytime before the 70's) there never WAS a woman running a major studio; a black screenwriter winning an Oscar; a Best Picture winner with a black actress as its star; an Oscar winner thanking his boyfriend on national radio in his thank you speech and on and on.I would have loved to see a coda where a 70-year-old Jim Parsons tells a reporter that everything you just saw was a fantasy and here's what REALLY would have ended up happening to those same characters in the actual Hollywood.Also couldn't SOMEONE have told the writers that no-one said "a person of color" or "woman of color" in 1947. Such a basic mistake.
It's a Ryan Murphy show. What did people expect?They use the term "colored" many times, which WAS standard for that time.
It was a show about Hollywood in the 40's, told in the styles of movies made in the 40's (albeit more graphic), with a typical Hollywood happy ending. An "if only" fairy tale. (The last episode is even title "A Hollywood Ending" ). Anyone watching who doesn't realize this isn't the way things actually went down, isn't old enough to be watching... or is just plain dumb, I thought is was fabulous, over-the-top, campy fun... with a message! Jim Parsons had the best lines! I loved every minute of it! Binged it in one sitting! I just hope Scotty Bowers got a little cha-ching for inspiring a major part of the story. Anyone interested should watch the documentary, Scotty and the Secret History of Hollywood, or read the book, Full Service, on which the documentary is based.
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