Last week, Jesse David Fox and Sarah Frank of Vulture slapped a camera on and ventured all the way out to Greenpoint. Why? Because the customers of Cafe Grumpy aren’t going to interview themselves about Girls! (False.)
But in between depressing responses from baristas–“I had a customer come down from Canada, and he visited Grumpy’s because he saw the cafe on Girls“– and obnoxious responses from hipster residents–“We don’t think of it as this cool neighborhood…well, it is a cool neighborhood, but we don’t think of it as like, this like, entity. It’s just Brooklyn”– there was a moment of pure, undiluted honesty. One man, just one, was brave enough to speak his real feelings about Lena Dunham’s program. That man was Charlie Dugan.
Seriously, bless you Mr. Dugan. You have already surpassed most of the Internet in your ability to identify your true feelings about the show, without the pretense of pretending to hate it because it’s too popular, or pretending to love it because it’s so “brave.” We stand by your decision, Mr. Dugan. God bless.
Here’s the rest of the video, if you want to see people act like real jerks.