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We've entered that special time of year, when Girls think pieces dominate websites and the supposed behavioral disorders of the show's characters get debated in the comment sections of many an article. And there is something vaguely unsettling about all this, not least because, no, Shoshanna is not a sociopath with Asperger's, but also because it means that the viewing public is trying to find a way to make sense of these complicated characters, and...
Why do we want things to be real? One of the most common complaints about Girls has been that it's not very much like "real" life, e.g. all the characters are white; all the characters come from a place of economic privilege; all the characters are unlikable; all the characters should grow up, and get a fucking job; all the characters Hannah would never be naked as much as she is. Alternately, Girls is routinely praised...
Yesterday, during a panel for the Television Critics Association (TCA), Tim Molloy of the Wrap spoke with the executive producers of HBO's Girls, and commented on the prevalence of nudity by star (and show creator, and EP) Lena Dunham. Molloy said, "I don’t get the purpose of all the nudity on the show. By you particularly. I feel like I’m walking into a trap where you say no one complains about the nudity on Game of Thrones,...
I guess the more pertinent question would be if we really "need" any issue of Vogue to begin with, but seems like we all gave up on that one a while ago. So, working with what we have, Page Six reports that not only has Lena Dunham " broken through Vogue’s glossy ceiling" to be featured on the February cover of the magazine, but that Anna Wintour will also be devoting the whole issue to the Girls. Overall, it's...