Netflix has released the trailer for a new documentary about the highly opinionated author and public speaker, Fran Lebowitz. In the 8-episode limited series “Pretend It’s a City”, directed by Academy Award Winner Martin Scorsese, we see Lebowitz describe her ‘guidebook’ for New York City. Using her usual no-nonsense straight talk we will hear her voice on subjects ranging from tourists, money, subways and the arts to the not-so-simple act of walking in Times Square – while also delving into her own past. “Pretend It’s a City” will premiere globally on Netflix on January 8th.
Fran Lebowitz knows what she likes—and what she doesn’t like. And she won’t wait for an invitation to tell you. For decades, the critic and essayist has been expressing her opinions, sometimes grouchily, always riotously. A New Yorker to the core, Lebowitz has raised straight talk to an art form, packaging her no-nonsense observations about the city and its denizens into a punchy running commentary, one that spares nobody.
Directed by Lebowitz’s longtime friend Martin Scorsese and peppered with his own witty takes on a town he knows best, PRETEND IT’S A CITY is a double dose of NYC attitude that sparks pangs of delight, fury and recognition among those who love the place as deeply as they do.