Martin Scorsese’s Fran Lebowitz docuseries coming to Netflix

Netflix has released the trailer for ‘Pretend It’s A City’, a documentary series on Fran Lebowitz directed by the Academy Award winner Martin Scorsese.

Lebowitz is an American writer who is known for her witty and sarcastic social commentary on American, particularly New York life.

‘Pretend It’s A City’ follows the 70-year-old social critic as she addresses a range of subjects that affect New Yorkers, from tourism to money to the subway system, all in good humour.

Netflix’s synopsis of the documentary reads:

“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.”

The streaming platform further describes the docuseries as a “furiously funny guidebook every New Yorker has at one point wished for”.

Lebowitz and Scorsese previously worked together on the HBO documentary film Public Speaking (2010).

Their latest project, ‘Pretend It’s A City’, is slated to release on Netflix on January 8, 2021.

Here’s the trailer:

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