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After 9 years, Armistead Maupin to release new “Tales of the City” novel


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On 10/3/2023 at 1:10 PM, Ivy said:

I don't know if anyone else here was into this.  A cis friend turned me on to the Netflix series, and I did read a few of the books.

I'm kinda interested to see where it goes.

@Ivy

 

I was recently told about this series and so my wife and I watched the 6 episodes of the original “Tales of the City (1993)” free on PlutoTV two week ago. Then we watched the 10 episodes of “Tales of the City (2019)” on Netflix last week. Needless to say, we enjoyed the storyline and character development of both very much.

 

As I was researching this series, I found that the first 6 free Showtime episodes were actually Season 1 of the a 3-Season series. Apparently, Showtime released Season 2 with 6 additional episodes in 1998 and finally an additional 4 episode Season 3 in 2001 (source). Sadly, Season 2 and 3 are not available to stream on any platform…even Showtime themselves. The good news is that the 2019 series does a great job in filling in the gaps between the 1993 and 2019 seasons. Many of the main characters in the very first season return, a few other character’s fates are explained, and only one main character was left out for whatever reason. The second and third seasons that I missed probably would’ve helped with that but TBH it wasn’t critical to the overall storyline or enjoyment.

 

I highly recommend Tales of the City to those in our LGBTQ+ community but understand that this material is for mature audiences only and contains sexual content and adult themes that are not recommended for anyone under 18. It’s a very good series with many twists and turns and is rich in culture, diversity, and acceptance.

 

Susan R🌷

 

PS: In the Netfix (2019) season espiode 8 “Days of Small Surrenders” is pure gold. It gives you a realistic glimpse of what it was like living as a Transgender individual in San Francisco back in the 1960’s. Things have changed since but this Flashback episode is a tear jerker. If you don’t intend to watch the series, at least watch this one episode. It hits home.

 

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@Susan RYes, it's courageous and open storytelling really puts to shame so much of what is portrayed about trans diverse lives—it shows what trans lives are really like, and how trans lives could be shown.  Our lives, too, are beautiful in our real loves and in our struggles. Nice to see them dramatized so well. —Davie

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10 hours ago, Susan R said:

PS: In the Netfix (2019) season espiode 8 “Days of Small Surrenders” is pure gold.

I've rewatched this particular episode more than once.  It tears me up every time.

TBH I'm on the verge just recalling it now.

I cried at the end of the series as well.

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