What’s up with “The Get Down”? A Netflix homage to the ‘70s

August 17, 2016

Baz Luhrmann’s debut on Netflix features nothing short of a drug ring, flashy silver guns, obese political bosses, and underground orgies all combined with the upbeat music scene of the ‘70s. In the epic musical drama “The Get Down,” Luhrmann follows Ezekiel Figuero (Justice Smith), a rapper with a penchant for freestyling and spitting bars, and Mylene Cruz (Herizen Guardiola), an aspiring boricua singer who wishes to break free from…