Lena Dunham's Girls on HBO

  • MadeinMich

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    Feb 11, 2013 5:10 AM GMT
    Does anyone watch this show? I happen to think it's sort of interesting but the one thing that bothers me is the Narcissism of Dunham's main character Hannah (portrayed by Dunham). This bitch is always naked (with a very conventionally unattractive way, no tits, fat gut). But yet she writes these scenes with her having sex with very attracive men (she's had encounters with 3 hot guys this season and they're all really attracted to her). I understand she's trying to empower women by making an average to unattractive looking female character, with low self esteem, appeal attractive to attractive male suitors, but this doesn't seem realistic to me. You very rarely see average to unattractive looking women with attractive men in real life. Besides this I like the show. It's sort of a broke girl's Sex and the City.

    -If you've seen this show what are your thoughts on it?
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    Feb 11, 2013 6:13 AM GMT
    I have no problem with her nude scenes. I think it's really brave of her to be nude with an unhollywood body.

    Her acting is awesome. It's probably because she talks like that in real life, but I totally feel like I'm watching natural interaction between people rather than actors in a studio with a camera crew.

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    I don't think it about empowering women, it's kind of self-depricating. It's more like saying "but who cares really?"

    And the guys she's been with... One has a hot body and a butter face.. Another's hot but they said he only likes her because she's a white girl. The third was a gay guy who was hot, but of course it wasn't because he was attracted to her, in fact it was her that made him realize he's gay... and then a prettier girl made him realize he's bi. It's not really very flattering towards her at all.
  • gwuinsf

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    Feb 11, 2013 5:47 PM GMT
    I agree, I think if you think the show is about empowering women, you are missing the point. I think it speaks to the 20-something Hipster generation that think they know how life works but are fumbling through it horribly.These are unempowered women who through their youth and naivete think they are empowered.

    All of Hannah's hookups were completely dysfunctional.

    What is great about the show is the gritty realness of it. There is nothing to love about their lives, they constantly fall on their faces, but yet you like them. It's the exact opposite of Sex and the City.
  • dalwriter

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    Feb 11, 2013 5:53 PM GMT
    gwuinsf saidIt's the exact opposite of Sex and the City.


    This. Actually, it's closer to a parody than anything else. "Girls" is what "Sex and the City" would've been if the writers of the latter hadn't been so up their characters' asses. SATC didn't want you to think about what banal bitches its protagonists were; "Girls" begs you to laugh at them for being banal bitches.

    That's probably why I enjoy it.
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    Feb 11, 2013 5:55 PM GMT
    I think Lena is pure genius for it... I love unconventional, and I love that awkward, fumbling of the show...