When "How to Make It in America" debuts February 14th, be prepared for a culture shock, and the introduction of the hipster. For those living in places like Wicker Park in Chicago, or the Lower East Side in New York City, the hipster scene is nothing new, if anything, its old and played out. But for those living in remote areas in the midwest and across the country, be prepared to be shown something you may have heard of, but have not yet come to know.
If you have been following the behind the scenes production of HTMIA, you know they have been looking far and wide for hipster actors and extras, as evident by the countless ads on craiglists by Central Casting. If the success of HTMIA is anything near what its predecessor "Entourage" has been able to achieve, expect the world to be taken by storm by this new genre, for better or for worse.
For those that want to know exactly what a hipster is, check out this cut and paste from Urban Dictionary. WARNING, hipsters will be offended:
Listens to bands that you have never heard of. Has hairstyle that can only be described as "complicated." (Most likely achieved by a minimum of one week not washing it.) Probably tattooed. Maybe gay. Definitely cooler than you. Reads Black Book, Nylon, and the Styles section of the New York Times. Drinks Pabst Blue Ribbon. Often. Complains. Always denies being a hipster. Hates the word. Probably living off parents money - and spends a great deal of it to look like they don't have any. Has friends and/or self cut hair. Dyes it frequently (black, white-blonde, etc. and until scalp bleeds). Has a closet full of clothing but usually wears same three things OVER AND OVER (most likely very tight black pants, scarf, and ironic tee-shirt). Chips off nail polish artfully after $50 manicure. Sleeps with everyone and talks about it at great volume in crowded coffee shops. Addicted to coffee, cigarettes (Parliaments, Kamel Reds, Lucky Strikes, etc.), and possibly cocaine. Claims to be in a band. Rehearsals consist of choosing outfits for next show and drinking PBR. Always on the list. Majors or majored in art, writing, or queer studies. Name-drops. May go by "Penny Lane," "Eleanor Rigby," etc. when drunk. On PBR. Which is usually.