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Ask a Grown Man: Alex Karpovsky

“Definitely deny the fact that there’s a nanny-cam inside the teddy bear,” and other words to live by.

Alex Karpovsky plays Ray, the cynical guy on our beloved Girls, but you might also recognize him as the mooch from another Lena Dunham joint, Tiny Furniture. Anyway, please allow him to guide you in the dubious prospect of staying friends with an ex and spying on your BF.

Ask a Grown Man: Alex Karpovsky from Rookie on Vimeo and YouTube.

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24 Comments

  • Electrastar99 December 3rd, 2012 7:17 PM

    LOVE THIS!!

  • firky December 3rd, 2012 7:35 PM

    I’m not sure how much I agree with his answer to the first question! I wonder if he misunderstood the question. Or if I did. It seemed to me that he though ‘A’ is somewhat naive and not actually in a relationship with him.

    I was on that dick-ish side of a relationship once; I was embarrassed to call my boyfriend my boyfriend. THAT IS A WARNING SIGN. I should’ve left, but I stayed in case it got better.

    Being embarrassed to call the one you love your boyfriend/girlfriend/whateverfriend isn’t a good thing. I wouldn’t wait around and try change things, and I most definitely wouldn’t avoid confronting him about!

    Just my two cents. Thoughts?

    Anywho, THANKS for getting Alex Karpovsky in on this one. He is way too friggin adorable.

  • gnarlyelixir December 3rd, 2012 7:40 PM

    YES!!! PERFECT!! ALEX HAS TO ANSWER MORE OF OUR CURIOUS QUESTIONS!!

  • Kathryn December 3rd, 2012 7:56 PM

    hahahaha I love how long he went on with the nanny cam joke

  • Mary December 3rd, 2012 8:12 PM

    the video is private :/

    • Anaheed December 3rd, 2012 8:21 PM

      It shouldn’t be — I think there is something weird going on with Vimeo, because this happened w/ the last one too.

  • soursequence December 3rd, 2012 8:36 PM

    Ah! I’m so excited to see this (once it gets off private.)
    I randomly saw him at the Traverse City Film Festival and just sat there in awe of his beauty.

  • rhymeswithcat December 3rd, 2012 8:53 PM

    I haven’t even watched the video yet but, I’m so glad to see that Alex Karpovsky is getting his time to shine.

    Last summer, I took the liberty of going down his imdb list and watching everything he’s in–even the tiny roles.

    Thanks Rookie! <3

  • MADZ. December 3rd, 2012 9:02 PM

    “be cool, baby, be cool.”

    HE MADE A PULP FICTION REFERENCE! WHATT?
    cool like Fonzi like a pro

  • Maialuna December 3rd, 2012 9:10 PM

    It says that it’s a private video and that i have to log in to Vimeo?

  • angst December 3rd, 2012 9:22 PM

    What is next month’s theme??!!
    Anyone?

  • crapbag December 4th, 2012 12:10 AM

    Hey A, I think your non-boyfriend boyfriend has the potential to be a total waaaanghead and you should probably distance yourself from this dude RIGHT AWAY! While he is entitled to not want to be in committed relationships, or partake in ‘open’ ones, it doesn’t sound like you’re really looking for the same things he is and trying tie down this big lovin’ boy will most likely end in miserableness on your side. Good luck for future beaus, A!

    • Tavi December 4th, 2012 12:12 AM

      OMG is your name a Friends reference?

      • crapbag December 4th, 2012 9:53 PM

        Yes, in memory of Crap Bag and Princess Consuela (R.I.P).

  • victoria December 4th, 2012 5:56 AM

    I LOVE YOU ALEX (OR MR KARPOVSKY WHATEVER) YOUR ANSWERS ARE THE BEST YOU HAVE THE PERFECT SENSE OF HUMOR AND YOU SEEM TO JUST KNOW ABOUT EVERYTHING COOL AND YOU ARE PROBABLY MY FAVORITE MALE GIRLS CHARACTER

  • MShap1234 December 4th, 2012 2:02 PM

    Ginobs!!! Great video man, miss you on the BSC basketball court.

  • Lemons December 4th, 2012 5:39 PM

    I’m not even a teenager anymore, but I love this segment. The guys are hilarious and so, completely sweet and reassuring. I sort of wish this had been around a few years back!
    x

    http://visualcoffee.blogspot.com/

  • Anaheed December 4th, 2012 6:45 PM

    If this video is still set to private for any of you, can you please take a screenshot of that screen and email it to me at anaheed@rookiemag.com? Thank you!

  • numoon_vintage December 4th, 2012 10:20 PM

    lol i can’t wait to tell some guy that i want to be “the only celestial object in his night sky”

    http://www.numoonvintage.blogspot.com
    http://www.numoonvintage.etsy.com

  • Tallulah December 5th, 2012 2:20 AM

    “As Lou Reed once said.”
    Thank you. Thank you Alex, this is great

  • joeyh513 December 15th, 2012 5:41 PM

    If you like Karpovsky in Girls and Tiny Furniture you should check him out in Beeswax. Another good movie and performance.

  • aideenj December 29th, 2012 6:54 PM

    This is amazing.

  • justsomeone February 2nd, 2013 4:06 AM

    ‘Man-planet’. I love it.

  • Maradoll Mynx March 14th, 2013 3:11 AM

    Yep…love any appearance of this beautiful and wise man!! Keep it coming Rookie.