The Get Down focuses on 1970s New York City - broken down and beaten up, violent, cash strapped -- dying. Consigned to rubble, a rag-tag crew of South Bronx teenagers are nothings and nobodies with no one to shelter them - except each other, armed only with verbal games, improvised dance steps, some magic markers and spray cans. From Bronx tenements, to the SoHo art scene; from CBGBs to Studio 54 and even the glass towers of the just-built World Trade Center, The Get Down is a mythic saga of how New York at the brink of bankruptcy gave birth to hip-hop, punk and disco -- told through the lives and music of the South Bronx kids who changed the city, and the world...forever. Written by
This is a great story if you never lived in the Bronx during the 1970s. Rife with revisions, omissions and straight up fabrications, it is the "fantastic" story of stereotypes, generalizations, archetypes and characters with no substance or historical grounding at all. This show gets everything wrong. Nice sets, cute costumes, too bad they are largely anachronisms culled from hip-hop story books and not by asking people who actually lived in those times. Far too unrealistic and revisionist for anyone who lived in this era. I wouldn't waste my time with this again, too bad, I can't get back the time wasted on the first 6. It was funny laughing at how wrong they got it, though.More like the Let Down! LOL Keep trying!
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