Ellen Page, everyone’s favorite post-Dawson’s-era sesquipedalian teen brought to you by everyone’s favorite post-pole stripper scribe, is writing and producing a new show for HBO called “Stitch N’ Bitch,” (seriously) which “follows two painfully cool hipster girls as they relocate from Brooklyn’s Williamsburg neighborhood to Los Angeles’ Silver Lake enclave in hopes of becoming artists — of any kind,” (seriously) according to the Hollywood Reporter. Of any kind – whatever the fuck that means.
The show’s premise initially gave me the sense that we’d have some kind of reverse “Simple Life” Hipster Edition on our hands. Two girls in Urban Outfitters flannels over teal high-rise skinny jeans puff their asymmetrical bangs with incredulous exhalations as they deal with the myopia and artistic vapidity of the privileged Left Coast elite. But sources in the 415 tell me that Silver Lake is just “California’s version of Williamsburg,” which I guess means that conflicts of a cultural nature will be kept to a minimum. I’m trying to fathom what the point of moving the characters from NY to CA is, then. Maybe one of the girls has asthma.
Possible upside: HBO’s overexposure of hipster culture to the washed masses stirs a sea change in the ‘Burg, all ironic mustaches get shaved off, vests go back to being part two in a three piece suit, and the L train is safe to ride once more.