Sydney’s Inner-West Mostly Made Up Of Insufferable Fuckwits

Sydney’s Inner-West Mostly Made Up Of Insufferable Fuckwits

18 November, 2015 15:55

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Sydney’s Inner-West, also known as the “Inner-Left” or “Little Melbourne” has long been without its historically rough, working-class reputation.

The area, which was originally home to a diverse mix of Aboriginal and Southern-European residents, has lost its community charm to droves of young white people, who found comfort in the fact that they could live two train stations from the cities’ CBD, while also paying cheap rent.

“Newtown was an obvious choice when I moved to Sydney from Wollongong, says part-time craft beer brewer and full-time busker, Banjo Clementé.

“The discarded needles were an issue to begin with, but then I became an artist and realised needles were just a normal part of day-to-day life in Little Melbourne,”

Newtown resident Banjo Clementé (left) ironically wearing a vintage Newtown Jets RLFC jersey. (right) Iconic hipster Chet Faker in a Newtown hotel.
Newtown resident Banjo Clementé (left) ironically wearing a vintage Newtown Jets RLFC jersey. (right) Iconic hipster Chet Faker in a Newtown hotel.

“It’s like all these gross working class people who like watching rugby league and drinking mass-produced beer out of cans are holding onto a dream that is long gone,”

“Newtown, Marrickville, Erskinville… These areas don’t belong to the working-class anymore. They belong to artists of many varieties. Not tradespeople… yuck,”

“We have taken over. Less pokie machines, more pinball machines I say,”

Documentary subject, Urshela and his friends are terrified that someone might discover their favourite 152-year-old inner-west pub
Documentary subject, Urshela (black cape) and his friends are terrified that someone might discover their favourite 152-year-old inner-west pub

This increasing attitude, paired with an increasing population of unemployed “creatives” is most likely what spurred NSW premier Mike Baird to release an official statement regarding the area and it’s residents late last week.

“I mean Christ Almighty, what kind of creep would want to live that far from the beach without needing to?”

“I mean the rent in the inner-west is now equivalent to somewhere like, say Coogee (Sydney beachside suburb)… but these pretentious little perpetual art students choose to live like paupers because they think it’s cool,”

“I don’t get it. If you are anywhere west of the fish market, you may as well be in Dubbo in my opinion,”

With more and more tensions between Inner-West residents and the rest of greater Sydney, including a failed bid to “officially secede” from New South Wales and be recognised as a municipality of Melbourne, an award-winning Sydney-based film crew by the name of More Chillis Productions has ventured into the heart of this controversial left-wing enclave to interview some of their residents.

This is what they found:

If you want to see more of the Streets Of Sydney interviews, you can check out the web-series’ Facebook page, website or subscribe to their Youtube channel.

9 Responses to "Sydney’s Inner-West Mostly Made Up Of Insufferable Fuckwits"

  1. Punkfish   November 19, 2015 at 3:01 am

    The street of Sydney Episode 8 starts off with Sydney the most culturally diverse city in the world ??? What crap (what about London, New York, Paris, Frankfurt, but to name a few) How up yourself are Sydney people are full of self importance and knowing nothing of the rest of the world and whats worse not wanting to. Such small-town done nothings have to big note themselves because nobody else shall. Grow up and wake up Sydney

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  2. jane   November 19, 2015 at 9:19 am

    Not one mention of nangs.

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  3. Simon   November 19, 2015 at 6:38 pm

    How many sticks are up how many peoples arses in this story? Chill the F out y’all.

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  4. Milo   February 8, 2016 at 12:14 am

    Sorry, but you wanky hipsters who are too up your own arses to bother ever leaving the inner west are not “original”. You’re all carbon copies of each other. Once you bother to get your too-tight skinny jean clad butts off the milk crates outside your overpriced rotting Newtown shack where you spend all your free time stinking out the place with the stench of your rollies, you’ll realise that there is life outside the inner west. Stop acting like you’re changing the world with your vaginal knitting, spoken word and $30 drop of coffee bullshit.

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  5. Non-hipster douche. Still a Douche   February 25, 2016 at 10:43 pm

    haha. this is a parody, but pretty right on the head with you wonderful hipster douchebags that are hating on this video.

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  6. Person number 4389   February 25, 2016 at 10:45 pm

    OMG OMG… what Milo said!

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  7. Indie Mindy   June 6, 2016 at 10:26 pm

    That video is so us. We conform to non-conformity.

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  8. Phouc Lai   November 29, 2016 at 1:29 pm

    Newtown sử dụng để được tốt, cho đến khi tất cả các trường đại học sinh viên tốt nghiệp trắng của Sydney bắt đầu mua vào. Cái quái gì thậm chí? Bây giờ tôi phải đi đến Campsie cho bát phong nha súp mà không cần phải chịu đựng wankers râu.

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