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Treme Is Not OK with PZB March 23, 2010

Posted by The Typist in New Orleans, NOLA, Toulouse Street, We Are Not OK.
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Novelist, blogger and a champion of New Orleans on a par with Ashmo isn’t to terribly fond of the Treme film crew in her neighborhood, Treme in general or David Simon. In fact, she tears them all a new asshole in a viscous screed worthy of her idol Hunter S. Thompson. Or Ashley, for that matter. However she goes down a path that is disturbing, dismissing Simon’s work while admitting she hasn’t watched film work, suggesting he is just an out-of-towner here to profit from out pain.

Over at the new Back of Town blogWe Are Not Amused. I mean, that William Styron guy wasn’t Black or (to my knowledge) Jewish. Hell, he was 25 when he wrote Lay Down in Darkness. So he should just shut the fuck up. I guess.

I will, however, buy dinner and ammo if I can watch Brite (whose online work and persona I generally like, unlike most of the rest of our circle of NOLA Bloggers) shoot up mock Katrina fridges.

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1. Marco - March 24, 2010

You never know with PZB. Something must have set her off. I thought she would at least give it a chance. Oh, well.

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2. sam - March 25, 2010

I have to totally disagree with her on so many levels with regard to Treme. I’m gonna have to think about this some more to figure out why I so vehemently disagree. I think it has to do with differing methods of story telling, but I’m gonna have to think about that overnight.

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3. dsb - March 27, 2010

Jesus. Don’t sully Hunter S. Thompson by comparing Brite’s lame complaints to his writing. Not even close (you have a generous heart and you should be commended for it, but damn, that one hurts). Her insistence that she has no interest in learning more about Simon’s work says it all. She knows what she knows and that’s all that matters. Talk about obnoxious hackery.

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