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The Unseen San Francisco Episode of Young, Broke & Beautiful

Updated: Dec 15, 2020 11:50
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Here is something pretty exciting! This is the unseen San Francisco pilot of my TV show Young, Broke & Beautiful. This was the a sizzle reel we made for IFC and it was this that they saw and gave us a green light for.  It’s OBVIOUSLY a bit rougher than the show that aired on IFC.

We shot this in early 2010. SF was a different place then and it felt more magical, or maybe that’s just nostalgic hindsight. Regardless we have former Poet Laureate Jack Hirschman telling us about being a street poet in San Francisco and why he fled New York. We have legendary trans performer Vicki Marlane telling us about working in traveling circus sideshows, and we have Gooferman and the Vau de Vire Society doing wonderful circus performances. It taps into how strange and beautiful San Francisco was a few years back…and maybe still is if you look in the right places.

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Stuart Schuffman, aka Broke-Ass Stuart, is a travel writer, poet, TV host, activist, and general shit-stirrer. His website is one of the most influential arts & culture sites in the San Francisco Bay Area and his freelance writing has been featured in Lonely Planet, Conde Nast Traveler, The Bold Italic, and too many other outlets to remember. His weekly column, Broke-Ass City, appears every other Thursday in the San Francisco Examiner. Stuart’s writing has been translated into four languages. In 2011 Stuart created and hosted the travel show Young, Broke, and Beautiful on IFC and in 2015 he ran for Mayor of San Francisco and got nearly 20k votes.

He's been called "an Underground legend": SF Chronicle, "an SF cult hero":SF Bay Guardian, and "the chief of cheap": Time Out New York.