If these character synopses aren’t obvious enough for you, Dalston Superstars is mainly a show of ignorant, misguided youth living out each day on narrow-minded societal norms. Sound familiar? Yeah, if you have circled around the LA “it” scene, you probably have seen them, or perhaps you’ve even seen them stomping around town in Long Beach’s own East Village Arts District.
The episodes document their wild lives, ranging from their ridiculous use of “#” (hash-tags), Vee’s club night, their involvement in an infamous art collective in Dalston, to Stefon’s dad cutting him off from his trust fund after he discovers his private tumblr blog.
In one episode, Stefon is no longer able to pay the rent, which forces his roommate, Maeve, to look for work. After a few hours on the job, Maeve describes her experience working: “Now that I’ve done the 9 to 5 thing, I completely understand what the occupy wall-street thing’s all about, cause working sucks.”
Some people may take Dalston Superstars too seriously, but it is only trying to be serious, because if it really were serious then it would be lame. It is only slightly disturbing because it is a scarily accurate portrait of the hipster persona. But if you are familiar with Vice, you know that they don’t hold back when it comes to social critiques.
I do not think I can capture the amount of humor and irony produced in this short yet hilarious four episode web-series. The show premiered in November and the last episode released was the “Christmas Special” in late December. Now, if the show will continue, that is unknown…