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Hollywood, a new series created by Ryan Murphy for Netflix, debuts in May on the platform with a creative historical fiction that will rewrite the cinema of the 1940s. The Hollywood Reporter, who talked to the creator, described the production as “the escape that many are looking “in the midst of the current coronavirus pandemic, and Murphy himself points out:
“I have always been interested in this type of buried history and wanted to create a universe in which these icons had the endings they deserved. It is a beautiful fantasy and, in those times, it could be a kind of balm in some way”, comments the creator of 55 years, currently quarantined in Los Angeles with her husband and two children.
There will only be seven episodes, but Cindy Holland, head of the Original Netflix label, describes its importance: “What I love is that Ryan is creating a world that he wants to exist.”
In the plot, groups marginalized by society will play important roles in Hollywood in the 1940s, with homosexual, black and Asian characters rewriting the history that, at the time, was only white and straight.
Synopsis: Set in post-WWII Hollywood, HOLLYWOOD portrays the lives of a group of actors and filmmakers willing to do anything to achieve fame. Their stories present different perspectives behind the scenes of the golden age of cinema and reveal injustices and prejudices of ethnicity, gender and sexuality that exist today.
Hollywood opens May 1, exclusively on Netflix.
In the meantime, learn more about Ryan Murphy’s work at Cinema10.