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1st-May-2012 01:16 am 'You'd look good in black and white' by jada-jasmine. (PG-13)
Pairing/Characters: Marilyn Monroe/Marlon Brando, Audrey Hepburn/Gregory Peck, Elizabeth Taylor/Richard Burton. James Dean, Natalie Wood, Debbie Reynolds, Richard Burton, Frank Sinatra, and Grace Kelly.
Length: 5900 words
Author on LJ: [ profile] jada_jasmine
Author Website: fic tag on lj
Why this must be read: Finally we're going to end where it all began. This is a Classic Hollywood rpf set today. Here the original cool kids, those screen gods and goddesses of yesteryear are tweeting, going to rooftop parties, wearing red soled louboutins and listening to Lady Gaga. It is a testament to [ profile] jada_jasmine's skill as a writer that she pulls it off in a way that feels effortlessly.

The thing about Hollywood is half the people believe their whole lives are movies, and the other half believe movies are their whole lives.

You'd look good in black and white
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30th-Apr-2012 05:26 pm 'summer teeth' by goddesspharo. (PG-13)
Pairing: Ellen Page/Joseph Gordon-Levitt/Emile Hirsch
Length: 3300 words
Author on LJ: [ profile] goddesspharo
Author Website: fic tag on lj
Why this must be read: What would a month of hipster recs be without one or two roadtrip fics? In this Joseph Gordon-Levitt (while high on pain killers) gets it into his head that he and Ellen need to drive to Canada. Because he can, Emile Hirsch invites himself along.

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summer teeth
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24th-Apr-2012 10:25 pm 'mutual assent' by falseeeyelashes. (PG-13)
Pairing: Rose Byrne/Matthew Goode, Rose Byrne/Hugh Dancy, Claire Danes/Hugh Dancy, Diane Kruger/Michael Fassbender.
Length: 3250 words
Author on LJ: [ profile] falseeeyelashes
Author Website: masterlist on lj
Why this must be read: I had trouble choosing which [ profile] falseeeyelashes story to rec this month. She writes the most intricate, bittersweet and terribly poetic things. In this she writes about friends and disaffected lovers who never quite say the right thing or manage to have the right timing. One of the people who reviewed this said "they're friends but not really friends and not only do you write them this way, you take it a step further and there's this underlying understanding that they need each other whether they want to or not..." and that encapsulates why this is a must read.

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mutual assent
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22nd-Apr-2012 03:15 pm 'We’re the neighborhood kids' by fated-addiction. (PG)
Pairing: Kirsten Dunst/Jason Schwartzman
Length: 850 words.
Author on LJ: [ profile] fated_addiction
Author Website: fated-addiction's lj
Why this must be read: This is a gorgeous sunlight drenched fic that drifts into and out of Kirsten Dunst and Jason Schwartzman lives before and during the filming of Marie Antoinette. It's about two people who are friends, and who remain friends while being more than friends. It captures that slow transition in the most beautiful way, referencing the long history they share in such a way that makes it all feel inevitable.

It’s really strange because he recycles she’s like a sister to me to the point where he swears it’s going to drive her insane.

We’re the neighborhood kids
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21st-Apr-2012 03:34 pm 'A Little Madness In The Spring' by __sine. (pg-13)
Pairing/Characters: gen. PJ Ransone, Chloë Sevigny, Stark Sands, Alexander Skarsgård, Stellan Skarsgård, Paul Betteny, Jude Law, and Johnny Depp.
Length: 5,500+ words
Author on LJ: [ profile] __sine
Author Website: masterlist on LJ
Why this must be read: Two words. Chloë Sevigny. Or if the human hipster trump card isn't enough to sway you, what if I tell you that this is perhaps the most eccentric zombie fic I have had the pleasure of reading? It's set in post apocalyptic England which is overrun with the undead and where, through the intervention of Paul, PJ and Chloë are recruitment into a local zombie killing franchise. Together they find themselves teaming up with Stark and Alexander who once thought they were the same person, Paul whose world revolves around tea, and rivals with Jude Law who has a Swiss on his team and is thus luckier than PJ and Chloë's team.

There is something so off kilter about all of the characters and the way they interact with each other and the world around them. The rather gruesome reality of their situation isn't ignored, but [ profile] __sine employs black humour in a wonderfully batty and sharp way, making this one very rollicking read.

This fic is part of a wider zombie 'verse called the [ profile] plague_project (which is also excellent) created by [ profile] laiqualaurelote. I would highly recommend you take the time to check it out also.

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A Little Madness In The Spring
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17th-Apr-2012 02:26 pm ‘new york city blues' by margottenenbaum. (pg-13)
Pairing: Aaron Tveit/James Franco
Length: 3225 words
Author on LJ: [ profile] margottenenbaum
Author Website: masterlist on lj
Why this must be read: Any list of hipster recs would not be complete without the angel haired hipster James France. In this, he is an enigma to Aaron Tveit. Set during the filming of Howl, [ profile] margottenenbaum in many ways, compares Franco to the poem itself. Both are somewhat incomprehensible to Tveit. He has moments of brief understanding, but only moments and after they are over he finds himself, more or less, back where he began.

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new york city blues
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16th-Apr-2012 12:16 pm rpf:Hipsters/rpf: actor & actress/Bandom. (NC-17)
Title:'Bones Become Rainbows 'verse'' by verbyna.
Pairing: Spencer Smith/Andrej Pejic
Length: 3000 words
Author on LJ: [ profile] verbyna
Author Website: masterlist (links to all crossposts on LJ, AO3 and DW)
Why this must be read: Okay, perhaps this is a little stretch but according to rumours Andrej Pejic make about to sign on to his first film project, so he is or is about to be come an actor, and thus counts (if you squint). Bones Become Rainbows is the first part in an ongoing ‘verse of the same name. [ profile] verbyna is a sophisticated, and emotionally raw writer. Here she intelligently writes about gender and queer issues in her depiction of two quite different, yet similar people who consciously choose to be together.

Andrej and Spencer only have each other in common.

Bones Become Rainbows on AO3 LJ DW
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12th-Apr-2012 10:45 pm 'Like shattered glass (we never stood a chance)' by brutalsong.
Pairing/Characters: Mila Kunis/Andrew Garfield, Mila Kunis/Max Irons, Natalie Portman, Emma Stone and in [ profile] brutalsong's own words "just the right amount of James Franco."
Length: 6000 words
Author on LJ: [ profile] brutalsong
Author Website: masterlist on lj
Why this must be read:This is something special. Despite the presence of Andrew Garfield (and thus making this a fic that technical skirts the edges of the somewhat established Social Network rpf fandom), this never really received the attention it deserved when it was initially posted which is a shame because it is brilliant. In it, Mila, Andrew and Max are cast in a film where they play a love triangle. Almost immediately life begins to mirror art.

There is something very measured about [ profile] brutalsong's Mila. There are parallels between her and the character she is playing, but her voice remains strong throughout the piece. Because of this the ending is both difficult to guess and in a way, makes perfect sense when you consider the story as a whole. (If after reading all of that you're still on the fence, read it for James France. He is pure dirty hipster gold in this.)

There's a film and then there's real life. Sometimes they create parallels and other times shit just happens.

Like shattered glass (we never stood a chance)
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8th-Apr-2012 02:42 pm 'Hollywood Is No Mount Olympus' by titians. (pg)
Pairing: pre-Armie Hammer/Zac Efron, Garrett Hedlund/Andrew Garfield, Chris Hemsworth/Gemma Arterton (post-Henry Cavill/Gemma Arterton).
Length: 2300 words.
Author on LJ: [ profile] titians
Author Website: masterlist
Why this must be read: There is something soft and sweeping about this au. [ profile] titians melds Hollywood and myth in an almost dreamy way, creating a world where is makes complete sense that Armie Hammer is Dionysus and he finds his family in costars, with the help of google, and sitting in the front row of fashion week.

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Hollywood Is No Mount Olympus
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6th-Apr-2012 09:21 pm 'Your mind is just like mine (all filled up with things benign)' by hazyflights. (pg-13)
Pairing: Nora Zehetner/Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Ellen Page/Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Zooey Deschanel//Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Emma Stone/Andrew Garfield, Kat Dennings/Jesse Eisenberg, Kat Dennings/Matthew Gray Gubler, Gillian Jacobs/Matthew Gray Gubler, Gillian Jacobs/Joel Mchale
Length: 9000 words
Author on LJ: [ profile] hazyflights
Author Website: masterlist on lj
Why this must be read: This exemplifies the six degrees of separation rpf genre, however it is far more than an example of how many connections to different actors and actresses one can reference or imply within one piece of fiction. Rather, this is a bittersweet and complex fic about friendships and relationships and the limbo in between. Lightening the tone are fantastic moments of humour and some of the best dialogue out there.

For those intimidated by the list of names/pairings, this one even comes with a handy hipster flowchart to make sense of it all. And if that isn't enough to tempt you, there is also an Emma Stone/Andrew Garfield companion fic, which is well worth taking a look at too.

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Your mind is just like mine (all filled up with things benign)
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3rd-Apr-2012 05:24 pm 'The Fatherless' by subterrain. (R)
Hi, I'm reccing rpf: Actors and Actress this month. This sprawling fandom can be defined a dozen different ways, and be divided into a hundred specific rpf fandoms (lotr, spn, CW, ect). What I'll be reccing this month will be gems and rare pairings, stories that on the whole don't quite fit, or fall just outside of more defined rpf fandoms. They could be lazily called hipster rpf, but more accurately they're the fandom equivalent of six degrees of separation. As such, my recs will follow the same vague formula. But firstly, let’s start the month with a bang.

Pairing: Zach Condon/Shia LaBeouf,
Length: 21,000 words.
Author on LJ: [ profile] subterrain
Author Website: masterlist on lj
Why this must be read: This is a non-linear story about two people, Shia LaBeouf and Zach Condon from the indie band Beirut, who maybe love each other but mostly don't know each other except in all the painful ways they do. It’s an emotionally complex and challenging read, but well worth the effort.

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The Fatherless
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