Where Does Will Live?
Loosely Based Settings in Will to Live By M. Christine
The childhood home of Will Franco is South Los Angeles, and although the story takes place after he graduates, the magnet high school he and his friend Yuri attend was constructed with Crenshaw High in mind.
The sex club, Memorabilia, that Kendra brings Will to, I envisioned in the south end of Downtown L.A. that borders on the city of Vernon. It is an industrial area, at night desolate yet ripe for afterhours conduct, very noir. It wasn’t that long ago rent in this region of Los Angeles was a song, under a dollar per square foot for loft spaces perfect for artist studios and underground clubs. A wise entrepreneur like my character Frances Tallchief could easily invest in such a property to transform into a BDSM den.