In addition to its three token hipsters (because three’s a a trend!), the article points to Craigslist, which was news 6 years ago, and My Own Private Idaho, which was news in 1991, to support its thesis that “shame is less of a deterrent for sex workers today.”
The Observer is also shocked that some rentboys wear plaid instead of track marks, and that interview subject Robert “tight Uniqlo jeans tucked into Army-issue boots and a vintage plaid button-down fastened to his chest by skinny Marc Jacobs suspenders.” But why are they so shocked,? Hipsters are among the skankiest people we know. And they suffer from a fatal combination of being perpetually broke with expensive tastes and an aversion to work.
The real question is not why some hipsters are rentboys, but rather why anyone would pay money to sleep with an art fag when they could fuck a married porn star for the same price (roughly $300 an hour).
So the Observer article may not have enlightened us. But it sure did make us want to start having sex for money. One hipster, “Shy,” earned $2,000 monthly just to hang out with a 70-year-old theater queen for two or three days a week. Shy’s new friend took him to fancy dinners and weekend trips to LA. Shy also got $3,000 of cosmetic dental work. And all he had to do was fuck a 70-year-old three times a week.
Wait. Ew. What a whore.
The Hipster Rent Boys of New York (NY Observer)
It's an interview with Phillip Aubrey: porn star, Spencer Reed's boyfriend, burp fetishist.
The COLT superstars joined a protest in Rome against the Catholic Church in order to make the claim that gay people are not pedophiles. There was a chihuaha involved.
I feel sorry for people with fetishes that can never be realized in real life. Take this Flickr user, who has to make do with his giants fetish using Photoshop.
I'm not one for bragging about intellectual accomplishments (it's something I learned from, you know, graduating with honors from Brown University), but Conner Habib is justifiably excited about his blurb in a book written by Carl Sagan's son.