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Let’s Hear It For the ‘Girls’

 

Being dubbed the younger, not-so-glamorous Sex and The City for ‘real’ girls, Girls (which premiers tomorrow night on HBO) is a show about what it’s really like to be in your twenty’s in our world.  The show is set in New York and primarily follows the cast of four friends who are trying to navigate that  excruciatingly difficult find-yourself time; the post college years.

What excites me most is that it was written, directed and created by 26 year old Lena Dunham (below, right), who also stars in the show as Hannah. PLUS it’s produced  by Judd Apatow

I don’t know about you, but my twenty’s were weird, and if you’re still in them, I can only imagine how much stranger they have gotten with our obsession with everything ‘Social media’.  It’s refreshing to see a new show coming out that is willing to dig a little deeper, I just wonder how ready the audience is to watch something that’s main focus isn’t Manolos…

Girls premiers April 15th at 10:30 on HBO

xo,

[coco]

pics via Pamela Hanson for Glamour 

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5 thoughts on “Let’s Hear It For the ‘Girls’

  1. Ahall I point out the obvious? “My grandma sends me $800 mth for rent. Gives me the freedom to not be anyones slave. You should never be anyones slave” as quoted from the show. How about we not talk about slavery. White girl problems. Where’s the token minority anyways?

  2. White girl problems.”My grandma sends me $800mth for rent. Gives me the freedom to not be anyones slave. You should never be anyone’s slave” How about we not talk about slavery, dear. As a young 25 yr old woman, I cannot relate, wish I had those problems. Where’s the token minority anyways?

    1. I think you might have commented twice, but they seem to be similar so I’ll respond to this one.
      Girls is a comedy based on illuminating the struggles of a few young 20-somethings in New York City. It isn’t a documentary or a true-to-life portrayal of every women’s story. With that being said, it’s a funny depiction of how some people’s struggle to find themselves can be messy and imperfect and although the struggle may not be yours, it’s still valid. It’s also satirical and sheds light on how spoiled children have a flawed sense of entitlement that makes reality checks harsh – hence the title Girls, a play on words, 20 somethings who have yet to grow up.

      I applaud HBO for putting forth a television show that doesn’t push the norm of perfect, thin, gorgeous young women who have it seemingly all together, in addition to the fact that they produced a show that was written and directed by a young woman (still an extreme rarity on any network). And it’s FUNNY! I’m not sure if you were able to catch the show but there were many moments where I was laughing out loud. A lot of the characters weren’t created for the viewer to fall in love with but rather to see something in, whether you like them or hate them. And the slavery statement, put in context, makes you loathe that character even more and is in no way highlighting anything positive about slavery.
      I’m sorry that you found the preview so offensive but I really enjoyed it, and that’s what my blog is all about, things I enjoy.
      As for the token minority comment, are you arguing that you would be happier if there was indeed a ‘token’ minority on the show, or is your use of the word token intended to mean that it would upset you even further?

  3. Coco, I couldn’t agree more! Girls was truly hilarious. I marvel at Lena Dunham’s triple threat talent. I imagine the forthcoming sex scenes with her pseudo boyfriend will be, um awkwardly entertaining.

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