The most egregious thing about this, the thing that pisses me off the most, the slap in the face is that Looking is supposed to take place in "San Francisco." If the recent teaser and the main cast properly represent what the show is going to look like, then it definitely isn't the San Francisco that I know and love.
Now, I'm an LA boy, I run around in WeHo circles, and I work in the entertainment industry, so I understand mainstream sellouts and commercial appeal. But HBO specifically chose San Francisco, the mecca of American gays, for its new show Looking.
But clearly they've never walked around and looked at the beautiful gay men of the Bay Area. SF is where gays go to get interracial, and gay men of color run the Castro. I don't think there's another place where I have felt more accepted and celebrated for being a gay man of color. SF is a nirvana for gay men of color, and now HBO is painting it white with a rehashed Queer as Folk.( Read more of this not really long articleCollapse )