Acknowledging that the word has now taken on a distinctively negative connotation and that the peak of the contemporary hipster is actually behind us, this new six-part series Hipsters is a light-hearted look back at the cultural phenomenon that was.
Samuel Johnson sets off on an international odyssey that takes him from Melbourne to New York, Berlin, London, Los Angeles, Detroit, Sydney, Tokyo and Shanghai meeting bloggers, trend forecasters, artists, photographers, graphic designers, musicians, tattoo artists, artisan bakers, baristas, bicycle couriers and rooftop gardeners.
Shot in a dynamic, fast paced style across a panorama of the world’s most vibrant cities, Hipsters strikes a balance between entertainment and documentary by placing Johnson’s disarming and mischievous humour at the centre of all the scenarios he encounters. Johnson’s journey is that of an everyday guy driven by a genuine fascination with contemporary culture.
The series sets out to unpack how and why the now instantly recognisable hipster archetype grew from a localised street subculture to a global commodity, and ultimately a figure of ridicule, within the space of a few short years. The six part series commences on SBS 2 on Tuesday, 24 March at 8.30pm. Love it!
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