The trailer for I Am Not a Hipster seems to without apparent irony be everything that is irritating about hipsters. The movie’s own website only has about sixteen words of text about the movie because most of it is given over to telling about the soundtrack. Nothing tells me that a film has an interesting story and nuanced characters like actually designing the website to say that the filmmakers didn’t much care about those little things, but that the soundtrack is totally killer. Says said website:
Based in San Diego’s indie music and art scene, I AM NOT A HIPSTER features original song performances and explores what it means to be creative in the face of tragedy.
That’s all that they can manage to give us to convince us that their film is interesting? That’s not a plot summary that hooks you in, that’s a tweet. Oh no! A tortured artist! How inspiring and original an idea that is! And how very not hipster!
SlashFilm reviewed the film (because apparently they haven’t been banned from Sun Dance) and had this to say:
I Am Not a Hipster is a musical, but not in the traditional sense… The film shows the personal journey from emotion to song, crafting a narrative from the soul. The music is beautiful yet raw and full of emotion.
So … it’s a very long music video?
Oh, it’s a very long, crappy music video.