Whether you became smitten with the dapper Joseph Gordon-Levitt from (500) Days of Summer or were a die-hard fan from the start with 3rd Rock from the Sun, it is indisputable that JGL is the Renaissance man of our generation. In addition to his illustrious acting career, Gordon-Levitt has a series of books to his name, directs, produces, and has some pretty enviable dance moves as well (see below).
As if you needed any more convincing, JGL premiered his new variety show HITRECORD on TV this month online and on Pivot. HITRECORD is a collaborative show that features work from Gordon-Levitt himself and contributors from across the globe. Each episode revolves around a central theme in which artists from multiple disciplines submit their work and the result is an infectious and inspiring showcase of the world’s best (and relatively unknown) creative minds. The episode below is titled “RE: The Number One”, take a look!
You can watch the rest of the season on Pivot (AU Campus cable and Charter don’t have the channel yet, but you can tweet and request it!) or through the Pivot app. Launched last fall, Pivot is a television network “serving passionate Millennials (18-34) with a diverse slate of talent and a mix of original series, acquired programming, films and documentaries.” So, relevant programming for our age demographic, novel idea, huh? Sorry MTV.
Pivot’s schedule boasts cult classics like Veronica Mars and Friday Night Lights, thought-provoking documentaries, and offbeat shows like the Australian hit Please Like Me (pictured above and highly recommended by me). The channel described its programming as “entertainment that sparks conversation, inspires change and illuminates issues through engaging content” and from the looks of their lineup thus far, it seems as if they’ve hit their mark spot-on.