“Detroit Rock City! Detroit Rap City! I saw Eminem, right? I saw him in concert once.”
For those of you who have followed the web series Postponed—and YouTube suggests there are many of you—feast your eyes on its newest (and fifth) episode. Brainchild of Chris Correa ’10, Brian Velsor ’11, and Robby Hardesty ’12, and featuring cameos of Wesleyan students and buildings alike, Postponed continues as postgrads Chris and Robby “come to grips with fame and all its trappings.”
More accurately, the episode follows the two protagonists as they chase girls, do sexy calisthenics in their car/house, and deal with a slightly shorter Gordon “Cheese” Pritchard: Chris renders his crush speechless and Robby’s hair makes him look like a drunk Nick Nolte.
Is being forced to remain on campus property the postgrad’s worst nightmare? Why was Will Smith’s mom replaced on The Fresh Prince? Watch episode five and get post-pwn’d. Here’s the link. As always, you can see previous episodes here, here, here, and here.
On unemployment, partying, and “crazy monkey sex in the elevator of a freshman dorm.” Almost.
Put down that cover letter: Postponed, the weirdly prolific new alumni (mostly) web series about unemployed life on Wesle—sorry, Middleton’s campus, is back. Those first twoepisodes arrived brimming with ominously realistic jobless frustration and unbridled despair (actual line: “we’re too inexperienced for any job we give a shit about it; this place owes us something more than just monthly student loans”), so it’ s about time the whole crew lightened up. This time around, lovable vagrants Chris Correa ’10 and Robby Hardesty ’12 go out and party the Wesleyan Middleton way: by downing Dubra from solo cups, broing out with wooden Buddha statues, and fantasizing about getting it on during Biology of Sex lectures. (You’ll have plenty of time to live in a van down by the river while you’re living in a van down by the river, amiright?)
As usual, Postponed—via Future House Pictures—is filled to the brim with recent alums and a few current students, including but not limited to Chris Correa ’10, Brian Velsor ’11, and Ian Park ’11 directing; Gabe Elder ’11, Velsor, and Park editing; Correa and Velsor writing; and Robby Hardesty ’12 and Correa starring. The crew put out a call for on-campus extras last month, so you might recognize some other faces in the mix, too, if you’re not too distracted by the sex, drugs, and vodka.) (Someone probably told Postponed they aren’t sexy enough, because this episode starts with morning sex in a van and ends with a threat to “stick my sexy love tongue up your sexy, sexy grill, baby.”) (“More like PostBoned,” reviewed some rando on the ACB.)
You can watch the episode here, see past episodes here and here, find a brief interview with the creators here, and click past the jump for a few embeds for the hell of it. The next webisode is coming next week (oh!), so watch fast and die young.
“In the Hipster Revolution, the poor become the rich. And the rich—they’re the poor!”
A few weeks ago we posted the debut webisode of Postponed, a titillating new Wes-based web series about unemployed life on the sketchiest outskirts of Wesleyan’s campus, produced by a ragged group of mostly recent alums who may or may not know a thing or two about the subject in question. Among the notables: Chris Correa ’10, Brian Velsor ’11, andIan Park ’11 directing; Gabe Elder ’11, Velsor, and Park editing; Correa and Velsor writing; and Robby Hardesty ’12 and Correa starring. The campus in question is referred to as Middleton, but who’s kidding?
“This narrative will hit home with many from our cadre of recent graduates who are unemployed or who have friends experiencing it,” explained the creators. No [expletive]ing [expletive]! Episode one was arguably a bit more despairing than funny, brimming with bleak tirades on living in a trailer, lashing out at your alma mater, and still hitting on freshman girls. The follow-up branches out a bit, exploring Relevant Subjects in Today’s Youth Culture, including but not limited to: free hugs, becoming a hipster, eating in WesWings, lying about employment (or lackthereof), lying about employment while eating in WesWings and becoming a hipster, and Ulysses. Keep watching, because the best confrontation arrives about nine minutes in.