THROUGH THE ‘LOOKING’ GLASS Is film version only the beginning for short-lived series?
From left: Raúl Castillo, Daniel Franzese and Frankie J. Alvarez in a scene from ‘Looking: The Movie.’ (Photos courtesy of HBO)
August 5, 2016
By CHRIS AZZOPARDI
It was goodbye for now as the cast and crew of HBO’s modernqueer dramedy, “Looking,” stood in the rising San Francisco sun tearfully hugging. Just like in the film’s final scene, “we broke night,” Daniel Franzese, who plays Eddie, reminisces.
Of course they did. “Looking” was, after all, extraordinarily ordinary, a time capsule of contemporary queerness revolving around a chummy, could-be-your-own friend group navigating love and life in the Mission-Castro district.
Premiering in 2014 to critical praise and a modest following (at its peak, the series reached 519,000 viewers six episodes into its first