25 May 2009
Essay: If You're Going to San Francisco, Be Sure to Wear a Hazmat Suit
What the heck does Hollywood have against San Francisco? In a state where one's character is judged by how you voted on Proposition 8 — or how much money you donated and to whom — it's confusing that Milk-loving L.A. would have such destruction fantasies about America's gay Mecca, or that its liberal elite would so assail that hotbed of Pelosism. And yet, so far, three studio-backed movies of 2009's blockbuster season have targeted the city for demolition or decimated it altogether, and summer hasn't even officially started yet.
But it may not be rooted in hatred after all — at heart, it might be about the cultural decline of New York City.
Keep reading at The L Magazine blog.