“As a tangerine donkey prances about the Oval Office, cities like New York desperately need defending. I’m talking New York values here. Sex, ambition, solidarity, beauty, cosmopolitanism, art, toughness bred from — and in defiance of — the meat grinder we call home. All those things worth fighting for.
You’d be wrong to see FUCKING NEW YORK in the spirit of a Weimar portrait show. It’s a vision of utopia, in the city that loves itself best. It’s also a weapon. With humanity, eroticism, and savage vulnerability, FUCKING NEW YORK says fuck you to the idiot fascism that threatens to storm the gates of our city.
See you on the barricades.
— Molly Crabapple, foreword to FUCKING NEW YORK