Girls, Girls, Girls

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Lena Dunham’s new HBO show “Girls” debuted April 15. If you have an internet connection you’ve read about it. There are some buzz-phrases that pop-up a lot. Here’s a quick guide to what you might find if you watch take a look.

The show is “coming of age in a post-recession, post-feminism, Twitter-all-the-time worldand it is “think-out-loud provocativeand will please “pantywaist pseudo-intellectuals.” Its stars are “constant victims of their own desire,” — “wise but clueless, whimsical but neurotic, innocent but experienced.”  But the men in the show are “chronic dolts, wimps, hound dogs, hipsters, poseurs and especially comic props.” It is very similar to “Sex and The City” but also very different. 

Its star, Lena Dunham, has a body of “naked, ample heft,” and “she’s not, at first, attractive” because she’s got “weight issuesand is “plain, unshapely and unpleasant.” But watch the show, because it “just may be the  future of televisionfor a “new century and a new generation because “television is nowhere near over-vaginated.”  “Which is, after all, Dunham’s point.”