Film maker Peter Sollett on why the Lower East Side is rarely depicted in film "unless it's a shot of Matt Damon walking through": because people on the Lower East Side are ugly. Okay, so he didn't say that exactly. He said, "Because the people who live in this neighbourhood don't look like the kind of people who draw mass numbers of audiences to theatres on opening weekend." Same thing, no? [Somewhere on the Lower East Side, LES evangelist Lockhart Steele is silently screaming "Nooooooo! It's because they're too hiiiiiiiip!"]
Circus Vargas: Interview with Peter Sollett [via Lockhart Steele]