What is a hipster? Is a massive beard mandatory? Why do they like coffee so much? In this highly enjoyable film, cultural critic Peter York is asking the questions.

Dressed in a series of immaculate overcoats, Peter quizzes academics on the origins of the phenomenon, observes a customer getting a trim at a beard barber, meets a man who brews beer in a railway arch and is astonished by a cup of coffee that costs $12.