THROUGH THE ‘LOOK­ING’ GLASS Is film ver­sion only the be­gin­ning for short-lived se­ries?

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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

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