New Times Profiles Michael Bay in Miami


Michael Bay, the hot Hollywood director who recently filmed a Victoria’s Secret commercial in Wynwood, loves to use Miami as his backdrop. Veteran New Times writer, Francisco Alvarado, recently sat down with the film director to discuss everything Miami including his new film, Pain and Gain, about multiple murders orchestrated by a group of criminals that included bodybuilders. The article explores Bay’s love of Miami and also cites Kareem Tabsch, co owner of Wynwood‘s finest independent film cinematheque, O Cinema.

Michael Bay reclines in a white lounge chair on a 14th-floor balcony at Brickell Key’s Mandarin Oriental Hotel. To the east, a sheet of piercing rain swallows Key Biscayne, thunder cracks overhead, and a lightning bolt shoots above the choppy waves. The sudden monsoon provides the perfect backdrop for the blockbuster director to talk about Pain & Gain, his dark passion project.

“Instantly, I was drawn to this cast of characters when I read the story,” says Bay, a trim 48-year-old with sandy-blond hair. “This movie is about Miami’s underbelly.”

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