It is very much possible to contemplate that Fran Lebowitz, writer/humorist is a fascinating, insightful character, however, devoting a 7-part docu series on his wisdom and wit seems a bit too much. The streaming site Netflix let “The Irishman” by Martin Scorsese run for 3 hours 30 minutes and is currently allowing a similar excess time for “Pretend It’s a City” by Martin Scorsese which is kind of a 2nd documentary made by Martin Scorsese on the life of Fran Lebowitz after he did the documentary “Public Speaking” about her a decade ago.
Fran Lebowitz Discusses A Lot About Life And The Surrounding World In This Docuseries
This latest docuseries is an iteration of the City of New York, drawing from the private chats and also some public ones with Lebowitz including one which was moderated by Martin Scorsese. Lebowitz and Martin Scorsese are good friends and Scorsese is Fran’s favorite audience because he issues a laugh like Ed McMahon to everything that Fran says. Lebowitz states that the city of New York doesn’t appear boring and she is also not boring.
However, there appears an arbitrary repetition of Fran’s thoughts that seemed very freely associated, grievances and complaints, parrying with members in the audience, while she recalls her early Manhattan days and the fact regarding her hatred towards money but he compulsion for it because she loves things. Standing alongside a giant model of the city of New York, Fran Lebowitz fantasizes of splitting the mayor’s job with somebody.
Fran Lebowitz volunteers for the shift at night while noting the fact that Fran’s anger about the way the entire world operates comes actually from this hard fact that she has no power and is filled with her opinions. There are many quotable opinions and the range of her commentary is from provocative to broadly amusing.