for the shaolin

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esquire - “the cast of baz luhrmann’s new netflix series show us exactly how to ‘get down’”

We were there to talk to the show’s absurdly talented actors—Justice Smith, Herizen F. Guardiola, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Shameik Moore, and Jaden Smith—about their characters’ style and what ‘70s trends they’d like to see make a comeback. We also asked each to, well, get down.

IF THE GET DOWN GETS CANCELLED BECAUSE OF YALL, EVERY TIME SOMEONE SAYS THEY WANT POC/LGBTQ REP ON A SHOW IM TAKIN THEIR LYIN ASSES TO COURT!!

if i learned how to relate to rich white girls going to private school or a white boy with fucking spider powers i know damn well you can relate to poor kids living in the bronx

Shaolin Fantastic, drawn in PS.

[Caption: A realistic digital painting of Shaolin Fantastic from The Get Down. Portrait is from the chest up. Shaolin is wearing a 70s red and black striped velour shirt, a red flat cap, and a large pair of headphones with polished white plastic and chrome ear pads. He has a goatee and a thin gold chain around his neck. The background is deep red-brown.]