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How many times have we thought about how our life would have changed if we had made a certain choice? And how many times has the game of thinking about an alternative road moved on the history of the World? I don't know about you, but I think about it almost daily.
And even in "Hollywood", Netflix's TV series created by the prolific Ryan Murphy with Ian Brennan, the question of a different world takes on a central role, and does, as the title tells us, in Hollywood. In 1949.
Therefore cinema is back as a means of freedom and emancipation, this time in a comedy series, which follows the old Hollywood films’ stlye, where everything fits perfectly and there is the inevitable happy ending.
Murphy mixes real situations and characters with fiction, to bring us to a final situation that overturns reality and shows us a better world (which would be), without hypocrisy, without fear. A more balanced world.
Hollywood and its vices, the secret realities, the hidden ones, those behind the facade of the American dream and respectability. Situations that are not limited to those times but have (and probably still do so even after the Weinstein’s case) embraced the whole history of the glossy world of the stars.
Behind the dream, the reality bites, and not surprisingly this series tells us about the production of a film called "Peg" which tells the story of Peg Entwistle the actress who committed suicide by launching herself from the famous writing.
Over time, "Peg" turns into "Meg", a story that tells the almost broken dreams of a black actress, played by Laura Harrier. Not only equal opportunities and racism, because everything is accompanied by the character of Rock Hudson, a central figure, but not a protagonist, who declares his homosexuality, falling in love, among other things, with the fictitious black author of "Meg", Archie Coleman (Jeremy Pope).
Hudson, as we know, is probably the most striking case of Hollywood hypocrisy. The handsome actor who hid his homosexuality in various ways during a career full of successes and awards, before shocking the world in the eighties with his positivity to HIV and dying of AIDS in 1985.
"Meg" thus becomes a film that overwhelms the status quo and the "ACE Studio" the company that produces it is led by a Jewish woman, Avis Amberg (Patty LuPone), who has lived a life in the shadow of her husband.
Boycotts, racism, protest do not block the production of the film, which becomes a great success and triumphs with its interpreters at the Academy Awards. A triumph that returns to Anna May Wong, another real case, the right role in history. A talented actress who has been unfairly relegated to a character in stereotypical Asian roles.
There is also Henry Wilson (played by an excellent Jim Parson, that is Sheldon of "Big Bang Theory") who was really a powerful and controversial manager of the stars (he invented the figure of Hudson) who tries to change his life here, contrary to reality who saw him protagonist of a life gone down the drain.
On the side-lines and as a lightening of the situations we find the life of Jack Castello, a boy from the outer States who arrives in Hollywood in search of glory and who starts doing the gigolo at a gas station (another true story, that of the gas station), before transform from bad actor to excellent performer and become the male protagonist of "Meg" and find the love of life.

"Hollywood" has the aesthetics of the world in those days. An elegant series that takes care of every detail making it very pleasant to see. A cast appropriate to the circumstances with actors who have often worked with Murphy in the past, such as Darren Criss, the great Andrew Cunanan, of the second season of "American Crime Story", who plays the director of "Meg" here.
Of course, it is not always easy to grasp the references to reality, the many characters of the time (Cuckor, Vivien Leigh and even Lon Chaney, among many) mixed with fiction, sometimes create a little confusion. But this is not a biographical series and absolutely does not want to be. And it is a pity that some did not understand it, given that some criticism that I have read, complains about the fact that history is invented.
Criticisms, it must be said, discordant, but I ask myself: when you watch a movie, don't you enter a world that is a dream? And what does it demand to you to dream about a better world with "Hollywood"?