Here is How to Tweet About Girls This Weekend


You probably noticed, a little show about sex and young people and Brooklyn had its season premiere last weekend, to much fanfare, and much aggressive social media commentary. With all those studies coming out about Twitter being an increasingly big part of the TV-watching experience, you want to be included in the fray, don’t you? Don’t you?!

Good. Lucky for you, pretty much every tweet there is about the show can be easily categorized by genre, so the learning curve is pretty fast. Hence, this super-handy guide to navigating — nay, dominating! — the world of Girls live-tweeting for its second episode this weekend (an issue of life and death importance, no question). Here are all your available options.

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  1. What a wasted opportunity to open up the conversation about how GIRLS is nowhere near as diverse or inclusive as it should be (and ironically, just like your magazine).

    MY Brooklyn is filled with faces of all colors, doing cool stuff, working hard, and partying together. Both Dunham AND Brooklyn magazine’s idea of modern Brooklyn only features people of color as background fodder (adding in Donald Glover a random boyfriend after criticism; still no women of color on GIRLS; Brooklyn magazine tossing on a couple of women of color on the last two covers after reader complaints, but not looking into any of the interesting shops, restaurants, and creative agencies out there owned by people of color throughout Brooklyn).

    It’s a sad state of affairs…

  2. I need to preface this with the fact that I don’t watch ‘Girls’ (mostly bc I’m an awkward 20something female living in Greenpoint).

    But why does it mean that if a show takes place in Brooklyn it has to represent all of Brooklyn? Greenpoint’s biggest ethnic group (this is not a statistical fact but rather my own observation) is Polish. Also, why is there an expectation that the show have a bigger social meaning? Isn’t it just a show about four girls living in NY?

  3. I have to preface this with the disclaimer that I don’t watch ‘Girls’, mostly because I am an awkward 20-something female in Greenpoint and I don’t feel the need to watch a show about other awkward 20-somethings living in Greenpoint.

    But why does a show that happens to take place in BK have to represent ALL of BK? Why does it have to “represent” anything at all? It’s a work of (semi) fiction depicting the lives of 4 girls living in NY. I am struggling to understand why anyone thinks it needs to have a greater social meaning. Not being a follower of the show or Lena Dunham, I don’t know if anyone from the show claims it is supposed to or not. But unless it’s a show by Aaron Sorkin (man, who doesn’t wish Will McAvoy was really on the air?) I usually don’t expect anything from a television show other than some entertainment. Again, that’s just me (except the thing about The Newsroom…I think most of us can get behind that).

  4. NO there is no need to feature POC just for the sake of diversity, never mind the worldview of the show is narrow by nature. That’s also incidentally why it’s been so real and viscera. Not every single show on air needs to be a fucking it’s a small world ride. You can complain how LD isn’t “good enough of a writer” to portray POC (which stupidly is a common voice) but I’ll just lol.

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