Baz Luhrmann’s Expensive Musical Drama “The Get Down” on Netflix Now

Baz Luhrmann’s Expensive Musical Drama “The Get Down” on Netflix Now

New York City in the late 1970’s was a disaster: the city was nearly broke, flooded in homelessness, poverty, and disrepair. From these near-ruins, three vibrant musical genres were born—punk, disco, and, my personal favorite, hip-hop. In Baz Luhrmann’s pricey new 12-part series for Netflix, “The Get Down”, set in the Bronx in 1977, the lives of a group of teenagers who give rise to the latter of these three genres are chronicled. Reports have production…

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