I realize it is just a movie but I was wondering: is the lack of NY accents that we hear in Spider-Man Homecoming an accurate depiction of teenagers in Queens today?
I ask because not long ago I visited my relations in Arkansas. My grandfather’s generation (over 80) all had a twangy hillbilly accent, while my uncle pretty much sounds identical to Bill Clinton, and everyone under 30 … no noticeable accent at all. Or rather, they have the standard Midwestern American accent.
Kind of sad to see regional variations disappear. Is it happening in NY too?