Calling all "Girls" fans and/or 20-somethings in need of an apartment. Two Brooklynites have taken to Craigslist to offer the authentic Hannah/Jessa/Marnie/Shosh/Ray/Adam/Elijah/Charlie-before-he-bailed experience to one lucky future roommate -- and it's only semi-ironic.
For the NYC-appropriate (and everywhere else astronomical) price of $1500, you can have a room in Williamsburg complete with a roommate named Hannah who has "the fashion sense of a homeless kindergartener," a gay roommate "with a penchant for backhanded compliments," "lots of angst" and a whole lot of wine.
Here is the full text of the ad:
Are you a fan of the HBO TV show Girls? Do you want to be happy and to stop living experiences for other people? Do you believe that your life represents a commentary on the state of the Caucasian, 20-something, used-to-be-upper-middle-class-but-now-only-sometimes-benefit-from-the-wealth-and-status-of-your-parents demographic? Well search no further; we have the perfect living experience for you.
We've got a one room for sublet in a three bedroom (used to be two) livable and trendy but trashy-enough-to complain-about-apartment. Living with us is essentially the real life version of the TV show.
-One gay roommate, with a penchant for backhanded compliments, adding the oh-so-needed bitchiness to a night in of getting drunk and re-watching 90s TV shows. He is everything you might want in a roommate: neurotic, judgmental, and certainly more attractive than you.
-One roommate named Hannah (for reals) with the fashion sense of a homeless kindergartener. She shares a number of wardrobe items with Lena Dunham, but also adds a flare of originality through such novelties as elephant pants. She self-identifies as an "artist."
-Both of us graduated from college two years ago and moved to New York to "follow our careers." Watch as we navigate the minefield that is our 20s and tackle the challenges of our generation, including: Is it appropriate to sleep with [person X], and would you judge me if I did? Which Thai restaurant should I order from tonight? And how does one install a coat rack onto an electrical panel? (But really if you know the answer to that last one, please drop us a line.)
Aside from the day to day interactions that could probably supply Girls with a season's worth of dialogue, here are some things that you can look forward to:
-Concerts by local bands that we're only at because we're friends of a friends
-Hanging out in Greenpoint
-Hanging out in cafes
-Gallery openings that are incredibly meaningful to us on a deep personal level
-Dinner parties that can really only be called that because they sometimes involve dinner, but more often involve wine
-Lots of angst
It's a room. There's a window. What more are you looking for? Okay; if you're interested, I'll send you photos or whatever, but they're going to be instagramed.
What We're Looking For
Do you watch Girls and think "they're living the life of my generation; I need to get back to the people and live more like them"? If yes, then you're probably in the right place. Basically we just want to keep living our lives and we need someone for that room, because we can't afford to keep the place otherwise and will be forced to move to Bushwick. Typologies of roommates we would accept include "Shoshanna"s or "Marnies." Bonus points if you're related to Brian Williams.
You may be asking yourself "is this post ironic?"
Yes, yes it is.
But no not really, we actually do need someone for that spare room.
Here's hoping these two find their Marnie/Shosh.