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Pretend It's A City

“Fran Lebowitz knows what she likes—and what she doesn’t like. And she won’t wait for an invitation to tell you,” touts the promotional materials for Pretend It’s A City, the Martin Scorsese-directed homage to the Big Apple via Lebowitz’s signature wit. A seven-part series, the Netflix exclusive allows Lebowitz to address a range of subjects from tourists, to art, to money with Scorsese. Some takes seem to lack a particular nuance, veering close to Boomer bullshit, but ultimately, it stays the course, endearing viewers to the steadfast, NYC attitude Lebowitz espouses. That said, How To with John Wilson on HBO would make an excellent companion piece. Another close-up look at the metropolis that offers a lot more on-the-ground footage and a fresher take, if paired with Pretend It’s A City, a more expansive view begins to emerge. So make it a double feature and enjoy the journey from past to present.

Seven 30-min. episodes

Netflix

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