After a discussion with my 19-year-old intern, I spent 10 minutes on wiki trying to figure out which “generation” I am — and I still have no clue.
What I have figured out is a litmus test between Gen X and Gen Y/Millenials based on the plot of RENT:
Someone offers you a year of free housing as long as you help them kick out the homeless people in an abandoned lot next door. What would you do?
If you accept the free rent, you’re Gen Y.
(Alt question: Would you consider shooting for a tabloid series “selling out” to the man. Keep in mind, you are currently burning your screenplays to heat your apartment.)