I first became aware of Lena Dunham after watching her award-winning TV series, Girls, and became instantly fascinated. There is such power in her work, in both her realistic portrayal of often-flawed, less than perfect bodies and lives, and because the show unapologetically puts ‘women’s issues’ at the centre of the characters everyday lives. 1,054 more words
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It looks like Lena Dunham has got a leg up on her Girls alter-ego Hannah Horvath, with plans to publish a short story collection called Best and Always with Random House next year. 181 more words
If you’re looking for girls this summer, you’ll find them at the bookstore.
Or, at least, you’ll find plenty of books about them: an astonishing number of new and upcoming books have titles that feature the word “girl” or “girls.” 908 more words
With so many fictional misanthropes on offer at present, it takes a very special one to compete for attention. And the awkward couple of Love, Mickey (Gillian Jacobs), a satellite radio producer, and Gus (Paul Rust), an aspiring television producer who tutors the young star on a supernatural show, don’t quite make the cut. 1,270 more words
Whatever you think of Girls, someone, somewhere has probably written a 1,000-word essay about it.
Entering the fifth of what HBO has confirmed will be six seasons, it might be the most thinkpieced-about television show ever aired, at least on a words-per-minute-of-television basis. 1,086 more words
“You don’t need a weatherman to know which way the wind blows,” Bob Dylan sang. But these days, a guide through the seemingly endless flurry of pop culture offerings is just what we need. 831 more words