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 world” and it is “think-out-loud provocative” and 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 issues” and is “plain, unshapely and unpleasant.” But watch the show, because it “just may be the future of television” for a “new century and a new generation“ because “television is nowhere near over-vaginated.” “Which is, after all, Dunham’s point.”