TV Club: Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll: “Hard Out Here For A Pimp”

“Hipsters” often warrant polarizing discussions because too many people have different (and typically derogatory) ways to describe them. Merriam-Webster defines a hipster as “a person who is unusually aware of and interested in new and unconventional patterns (as in jazz or fashion).” Urban Dictionary goes on to describe hipsters as “a subculture of men and women typically in their 20’s and 30’s that value independent thinking, counter-culture, progressive politics, an appreciation of art and indie-rock, creativity, intelligence, and witty banter,” before digressing on a number of other stereotypes bravely disguised as generalizations. For eight episodes of Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll, Denis Leary has carved out his own take on hipsters, predictably biting his thumb at anyone who doesn’t wear lots of leather and worship dated rock ‘n’ roll clichés.

And Leary bites right through his thumb on “Hard Out Here For A Pimp”. The …

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