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Right now HBO is shooting a show about gay video game designers that hang out in Mission bars. The only thing that could make this more hilariously SF is if one of the characters has a pug (I will bet anyone there is going to be a pug in this show). I'm sure the characters will ride mopeds or fixed gear bicycles.

Knowing the Mission, everyone is going to HATE this and decry the Manhattanization of San Francisco, but I'm interested in seeing where they go with this. At the very least I would like to see scenes in places I know and get drunk at and be able to go, "Man, I used to like that place, now its so popular because of the fucking show," while being smugly satisfied with myself. As someone that worked in film production in a past life, I'm proud that show is being produced in my home turf instead of LA or Columbus or Vancouver.


Describing the show: “I wouldn’t call it a comedy or even a dramedy,” says Reed. “It’s more like real life — some of it’s funny and some of it is sad and poignant. The main character is an endearing guy who screws up a lot. It doesn’t glamorize the lifestyle — it’s definitely not Sex in the City for gays. It’s hopefully more truthful and provocative.” So it sounds like the type of show that everyone will hate but still watch it.

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