So I don't really comment much on pop culture -- I will leave that to others -- but I learned that the creator of Sex in the City is developing a television show to be set in Brooklyn's Park Slope . . . and I threw up a little bit in my mouth. I also thought back to the recent New York Times article about the Carrie Bradshawification of Manhattan and shuddered to think that something similar would happen to Brooklyn.
Then I threw up a little bit again.
For the record I don't live in Park Slope; I live in Lefferts Gardens (although that might be changing soon). Park Slope is nice for getting a drink or bite to eat or ogling some pretty sweet brownstone architecture, but I wouldn't want to live there.
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Before Park Slope was home to roving packs of hyperliterate thirty-something hetero couples pushing their $800 Maclaren strollers, the neighborhood was alternately known as "Dyke" Slope. This old timey connection to The Gays lives on in the neighborhood's three gay bars, but for the most part the dykes have migrated away and left a power vacuum that was filled with pregnancy. (Here's hoping the benzene doesn't have any lasting pre-natal effects.)
Although, according to the New York Post, the project has yet to be cast or greenlighted, the news that Park Slope Mommy is possibly getting her own cable show has been met with horror and not just by me. I read the Post article and discovered:
Sue Kramer, who wrote and directed the 2006 romantic comedy "Gray Matters" starring Heather Graham, Bridget Moynahan and Molly Shannon, is writing the script.
What? The same Gray Matters that I watched last year and wanted to gouge my eyes out after only 30 minutes? But here's my question. Since Gray Matters had a lesbian plot line, should America expect this untitled project to be the east coast version of The L Word? The L World 11215 if I may?