Of all the 68 billion words written about Girls since it debuted April 15, the one that seemed to generate the most heat was Jenna Wortham’s bit for The Hairpin that begrudged the blinding whiteness of the show set in Greenpoint. So to address that criticism, Lena Dunham and crew are taking a strategy from comic book tactics: the show’s getting a retcon! The show has already started filming season two in Greenpoint and The Observer points us to this official casting notice posted to Backstage.com, looking for, and I quote, “HIPSTERS.”
Seeking—Hipster Types: male and female, 18-30s, all ethnicities, all types, specifically seeking people with tattoos, piercings, colored hair, and unique looks. Young Adult (ages 18-29), Thirties (ages 30-39). Caucasian/White, African-American/Black, Latin/Hispanic/South American, Asian, Native American, European, Middle Eastern, Indian/South Asian, Other.
You see? Brooklyn was diverse this whole time!
Observer calls it “basically Hipster Idol.” But really it’s probably one of your rapidly dwindling chances to be type cast as a Brooklyn archetype in a teevee show. After all, this whole wave of Brooklyn-obsessed television is strapping on its water skis and speeding straight toward that shark, especially as MTV is dropping I Just Want My Pants Back, and the number of Girls think-pieces on the internet threatens to outnumber the sum total Wikipedia entries ever written.