History Main / BourgeoisBohemian

20th Jun '16 9:01:15 AM ImperialMajestyXO
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* Mocked in the Music/DeadKennedys song "Holiday in Cambodia"
-->Play ethnicky jazz\\
To parade your snazz\\
On your five grand stereo\\
Braggin' that you know\\
How the niggers feel cold\\
And the slums got so much soul
14th Apr '16 4:25:26 PM Nohbody
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* Celebrities in the arts and entertainment industries are often Bourgeois Bohemians, probably due to their combination of wealth and liberal arts backgrounds.
-->'''[[http://dlisted.com/2014/12/30/night-crumbs-258/ Michael K.]]''': Every morning Creator/KristenStewart opens up her closet and as she looks at all her clothes, she asks herself, 'What would Allen Ginsberg wear?'
** Movie stars such as Creator/GeorgeClooney, Creator/RobertRedford, Creator/DustinHoffman, Creator/WarrenBeatty, Creator/SusanSarandon, Creator/JaneFonda, Creator/BradPitt, Creator/AngelinaJolie, Creator/SeanPenn, Creator/BenAffleck, Creator/MattDamon, Creator/AlecBaldwin, and Creator/EvaLongoria are notable examples of well-heeled celebrities who stump for liberal causes.
** Creator/LeonardoDiCaprio has become the poster-boy for this trope in recent years. His penchant for dating supermodels almost half his age and plans to preserve a tropical island by turning it into a resort for rich people seem to be distilling the bohemian aspect.
** Creator/PeterCoyote is the Batman of limousine liberals. By day he's the very picture of sophistication; all Windsor knots and wingtip shoes. By night he dons his Crocodile Dundee hat, smokes some peyote and blasts off to save the rainforest once again. He's said that he'd rather be an activist than an actor, but he's managed to reconcile the two lives without any hassle.
** MichaelMoore makes documentaries that criticize big business and support working class families, and has made himself wealthy in the process.
** Examples in the music industry include BarbraStreisand, [[Music/PinkFloyd Roger Waters]], [[Music/{{U2}} Bono]], [[Music/{{REM}} Michael Stipe]], and Neil Portnow, head of NARAS (which gives the Grammy Awards), who once used his annual address at the Grammys to editorialize on the Iraq War.
** HenryRollins is a punk rock icon who now regularly gives spoken-word performances from his liberal point of view. He's obviously made quite a lot of money over the years from his music, acting roles and voice-over gigs. He's now the voice of Infiniti luxury automobiles. He provides [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s6zVUvmkyvA a defense]] of old punk rockers "selling out" and allowing their music to appear in advertisements.
* {{Hipster}}s, especially teens and college kids from middle or upper-middle class families, are often the junior version of this trope. Too young to have fully entered the work force, they tend to espouse strongly liberal, counterculture and anti-establishment views from a position of material comfort.
* Places in the U.S. likely to be considered havens for these types of people include the San Francisco Bay Area and the Westside of Los Angeles in California; Boston, Massachusetts (and the nearby suburbs of Cambridge and Brookline); Seattle, Washington; Portland and Eugene in Oregon; Austin, Texas; Boulder, Colorado; the Twin Cities area in Minnesota; the North Side of Chicago; Madison, Bay View, or Milwaukee's east side in Wisconsin; Ann Arbor, Michigan; Park City, Utah; Hoboken and downtown Jersey City in New Jersey; New York City, specifically the gentrified parts of Manhattan and Brooklyn; Georgetown in Washington, D.C; northern Virginia; and Asheville, North Carolina.
* Common in any community with a 'flagship' public school or prestigious university. The prestige ensures top-flight academic staff, who also exhibit the same tendency as the student body. Students settle down there after graduation and the already-high levels attract even more Bourgeois Bohemians, causing a feedback effect.
* In Britain, there are certain things that are associated with this trope. For instance, people who live in the London districts of Islington and Hampstead are generally seen as an example. Also, people who read the upmarket left-wing paper ''The Guardian'' are also seen being this-the paper's editorial slant is towards socialistic, anti-capitalist, anti-consumerist opinions but being a national daily newspaper it still carries the usual magazine features on high-end holidays, fashion, food, restaurants, house-buying etc. There's even an often unintentionally amusing 'Ethical Living' page. The term "Guardianista" has become the rightpondian equivalent of "latte-liberal".
* British Labour prime minister TonyBlair came in for heavy criticism when it emerged one of his children had been sent to a private school instead of a state school.
* Creator/RussellBrand once sourly commented (in an interview for ''The Guardian'', appropriately enough) on being seen as this trope. "When I was poor and I complained about inequality people said I was bitter, now I'm rich and I complain about inequality they say I'm a hypocrite."
* Many [[{{Chile}} Chilean]] artists tend to strongly attack the neo-liberal economical model in the country that promotes classism, discrimination, right-wing political parties and lack of opportunities for the poor as well as the upper-class privilege and the heirs of the Pinochet economic and social models. However, most of the recognized Chilean artists, and specially filmmakers, come from very wealthy families, studied in the best private schools and went to study to international universities with their parents' money. Many are distinguished by their Anglo-Saxon surnames, as opposed to the Hispanic names of the middle and lower classes.
** Andres Wood made the critical and commercially acclaimed film ''Machuca'', a direct attack to social segregation and how it was boosted by Pinochet's action, but Wood himself comes from a very wealthy family. The private school shown in the film is the same where he studied.
** Filmmaker Marcela Said, with films such as ''I love Pinochet'' and ''El Verano de los Peces Voladores''. The former is a mockery of people that support the dictator, while the latter is about a wealthy family that owns land that belonged to Mapuches. Rhe first film attacks the social class that she comes from, and the second portrays Mapuches as violent uncultured people.
14th Apr '16 4:19:02 AM GnomeTitan
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Ironically, this insulting depiction originated in the 1890s on the left rather than the right, with Populists in the United States and Labourites in Britain using it to mock their more bourgeois Democratic/Liberal counterparts. Conservatives began to co-opt it in the mid-20th century, although one could argue that it is the "bohemian" rather than the "bourgeois" part of the equation that truly offends them.

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Ironically, this The trope originated as an insulting depiction originated in the 1890s 1890s, and on the left rather than the right, with Populists in the United States and Labourites in Britain using it to mock their more bourgeois Democratic/Liberal counterparts. Conservatives began to co-opt it in the mid-20th century, although one could argue that it is the "bohemian" rather than the "bourgeois" part of the equation that truly offends them.
2nd Apr '16 10:28:07 PM GrammarNavi
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* You could also definitely include Warren and Lois Whelan--Debra's wealthy (or at least upper middle-class) parents--from ''EverybodyLovesRaymond''. When they first appear, Ray, Frank, and Marie are not looking forward to it, groaning about how much Warren and Lois basically embody this trope to a tee, and how different their own blue-collar family is from the Whelans. When they arrive later in the episode, HilarityEnsues obviously. Over the course of the series, Warren and Lois continue to embody this trope, leading to more awkwardness (and hilarity) when they and the Barones interact.

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* You could also definitely include Warren and Lois Whelan--Debra's wealthy (or at least upper middle-class) parents--from ''EverybodyLovesRaymond''.''Series/EverybodyLovesRaymond''. When they first appear, Ray, Frank, and Marie are not looking forward to it, groaning about how much Warren and Lois basically embody this trope to a tee, and how different their own blue-collar family is from the Whelans. When they arrive later in the episode, HilarityEnsues obviously. Over the course of the series, Warren and Lois continue to embody this trope, leading to more awkwardness (and hilarity) when they and the Barones interact.
19th Mar '16 3:57:58 AM Hossmeister
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15th Mar '16 4:26:05 AM Mdumas43073
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* Places in the U.S. likely to be considered havens for these types of people include the San Francisco Bay Area and the Westside of Los Angeles in California; Boston, Massachusetts (and the nearby suburbs of Cambridge and Brookline); Seattle, Washington; Portland and Eugene in Oregon; Austin, Texas; Boulder, Colorado; the Twin Cities area in Minnesota; the North Side of Chicago; Madison, Bay View, or Milwaukee's east side in Wisconsin; Ann Arbor, Michigan; Park City, Utah; Hoboken and downtown Jersey City in New Jersey; New York City, specifically the gentrified parts of Manhattan and Brooklyn; Georgetown in Washington, D.C; and northern Virginia.

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* Places in the U.S. likely to be considered havens for these types of people include the San Francisco Bay Area and the Westside of Los Angeles in California; Boston, Massachusetts (and the nearby suburbs of Cambridge and Brookline); Seattle, Washington; Portland and Eugene in Oregon; Austin, Texas; Boulder, Colorado; the Twin Cities area in Minnesota; the North Side of Chicago; Madison, Bay View, or Milwaukee's east side in Wisconsin; Ann Arbor, Michigan; Park City, Utah; Hoboken and downtown Jersey City in New Jersey; New York City, specifically the gentrified parts of Manhattan and Brooklyn; Georgetown in Washington, D.C; and northern Virginia.Virginia; and Asheville, North Carolina.
5th Mar '16 1:57:42 PM StrixObscuro
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* In ''ComicBook/{{Runaways}}'', Frank and Leslie Dean are an extremely cynical version of the Bourgeois Bohemian, pretending to be reformed hippies in order to disguise the fact that they're actually alien criminals.



%%* Ben Stiller's real parents in ''Film/FlirtingWithDisaster'', played by Alan Alda and Lily Tomlin.

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%%* * Ben Stiller's real parents in ''Film/FlirtingWithDisaster'', played by Alan Alda and Lily Tomlin.Tomlin, are a pair of aging hippies who used to be drug dealers whose dealing is now mostly a side business.
14th Feb '16 5:35:04 AM Mdumas43073
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* ''Everybody'' in ''Film/TheBigChill'', being part of the counterculture while studying at an Ivy League campus.

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* ''Everybody'' in ''Film/TheBigChill'', being having been part of the '60s counterculture while studying at an Ivy League campus.the University of Michigan.
14th Feb '16 5:05:20 AM Mdumas43073
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->Rent a flat above a shop\\

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->Rent -->Rent a flat above a shop\\
14th Feb '16 5:05:00 AM Mdumas43073
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* The Music/{{Pulp}} song "Common People" is largely a TakeThat to one of these.


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* The Music/{{Pulp}} song "Common People" is largely a TakeThat to one of these.

these.
->Rent a flat above a shop\\
Cut your hair and get a job\\
Smoke some fags and play some pool\\
Pretend you never went to school\\
But still you'll never get it right\\
'Cos when you're laid in bed at night\\
Watching roaches climb the wall\\
If you called your Dad he could stop it all
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