Pretend It's a City

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Docuseries on New York City icon, the wry writer, humorist and raconteur Fran Lebowitz. From Martin Scorsese.

"For decades, the critic... More

Where to watch Pretend It's a City

Pretend It's a City is available to stream in New... More Zealand now on Netflix.

Pretend It's a City episodes

Episode 1.1

Pretend It’s a City

Meet Fran Lebowitz and join her on her rambles as... More she muses about deadly distractions, Times Square terror, subway stoppers and total building fails.

Episode 1.2

Cultural Affairs

The mysteries of talent are scrutinized as Fran looks at... More the peril of writing, the joy of Motown and the time Charles Mingus chased her on the street.

Episode 1.3

Metropolitan Transit

Mean cabbies, arty subway stations, interstellar tourism and spacey bus... More drivers can get Fran going. Then Leonardo DiCaprio offered her an e-cigarette.

Episode 1.4

Board of Estimate

It's a living: Fran hates money but loves things, so... More she must work — though she prefers to read. Winning the lottery may be her only other option.


Department of Sports & Health

Knowing that some are annoyed that she's still alive, Fran... More understands that smoking is bad for you. "Wellness" and sports sound even worse to her.


Hall of Records

Fran's all about fun — guilty pleasures, not so much.... More Just give her a party, a movie, a small child or a luminous Cary Grant. You can keep technology.


Library Services

Books opened up the world to young Fran. Today, she... More can't throw a volume away — but she will trash the writer of a glowing blurb for a lousy tome.

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