Every couple months or so on Craigslist you’ll see a post under gigs asking for hipsters to come in audition/sing/whatevs for some show. What these wannabe producers don’t seem to realize is that though hipsters are self-selecting, the first rule of Hipster Club is to deny being a hipster. So what respectable cool kid would show up to this MTV cattle call for people who “drink PBR” have an “ironic mustache” “smoke Parliments” or “have asymetrical hair?” (Yes, that’s how they spelled it.) People who want to be on a program called I Just Want My Pants Back, obviously!
Seeking Hipsters to be Extras for a New MTV Show (Williamsburg)
Date: 2010-08-19, 3:12PM EDT
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I Just Want My Pants Back is a new MTV series to be directed by Doug Liman, the man who brought you Go, Swingers, Mr. and Mrs. Smith, and The Bourne Series and Central Casting is looking for you. We need people to be Extras who can portray Hipsters. If you are not sure if you can portray a hipster, answer these questions:
Do you own skinny jeans, old school chucks, cabbie hat, the 70′s vest, an ironic t shirt or hat, a fitted sweater, flannel shirt, or chunky lens-less glasses? Do you drink PBR, have an ironic mustache, have a blog that allows you to post pictures you took with your digital camera? Been called a hipster? Deny being a hipster, but own various wardrobe and sport an asymetrical hair style that is considered Non-Mainstream? Smoke Parliaments? Got any cool tattoos? Perhaps one of a star, maybe on your wrist or elbow? Own a vintage dress or have an awesome beard?
If you are interested in being part of this pilot, please send a current photo (candid shots are preferred) and contact information to HBOAmerica@gmail.com . Shooting the week of 8/30/2010. Please note if you have any conflicts during this week.
We feel like if you took away everything except the mustache bit, you’d end up with Snooki. MTV should scrap this show and just rock a Williamsburg version of Jersey Shore. They could call it McCarren Park…what do you think??