No. 2 – The Milanville “Native” Who Grew Up in New York City
Fox regularly pretends to have grown up in Milanville, Wayne County, Pennsylvania. This notion is picked up regularly by his admirers in the press and, as recently as earlier today, theShale Gas Review blog described him, falsely, as a “native of Milanville.” A Google search of “‘Josh Fox’ Milanville” returns 15,500 results, in fact, indicating this particular fabrication has also taken hold in the popular imagination. Here’s what Fox himself said to an Indiewireinterviewer in January, 2010, when talking about his movie Gasland:
This is in sharp contrast to what he said less than a year earlier when he talking to Indiewireabout his movie Memorial Day:
Apparently, his home town and early life changes with every movie theme. It’s part of the act, you see, part of that bigger reality into which he regularly immerses himself, but, of course, one of these statements is a lie. We have a pretty good idea which one from some research Peter Wynne did. He found some theater program notes where Fox says he “was born and raised above 96th street and grew up almost entirely in Manhattan.” Isn’t it interesting that no one asks about this either, not even Indiewire, which reported the two different versions of Fox’s life history? Perhaps this, too, works against the desired narrative.This is a very small excerpt of this post, and it's an article worth reading. Check out the rest of it here.
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