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In other words: This is a fangirl blog. It can be overwhelming sometimes if you are not a person of the fannish variety. Follow at your own risk. Comedy, TV, and general nerdery abounds.
“When you slip on a banana peel, people laugh at you; but when you tell people you slipped on a banana peel, it’s your laugh,” -Nora Ephron
No, we really just slapped this picture up because we wanted to talk about the series she’s currently co-starring in, HBO’s Girls. Here is what we want to say about HBO’s Girls: Everyone needs to shut the fuck up about HBO’s Girls. It’s just a TV show, bitches. You don’t have to devote 600,000 words a day on the topic. Yes, the show is too white for Brooklyn; yes the characters and the women who play them are all insanely privileged. Guess what? Welcome to the entire rest of the entertainment industry, which is run by the privileged and tends only toward representations of white, Christian heterosexuals. You’d think all of these bloggers and critics wringing their hands over this show had just arrived on this planet. But really, they’re all het up because this time, all the characters look like people the average entertainment blogger or television critic knows. It’s the only reason why this show is getting so damn much attention.
Also, this: Everyone needs to shut up about how Girls is nothing like Sex and the City when anyone with half an eye and a functioning nervous system can see that it is. Four characters so distinctly different from each other that they’re close to archetypal, navigating through New York City via their careers, their friendships, and the men they sleep with and date. Puh-leeze, bitches. It’s younger, hipper, and less focused on material pursuits, but it’s totally Sex and the City. This reminds us of that period when Gaga broke into the mainstream and every entertainment journalist politely pretended she wasn’t doing a Madonna riff.
But we like the show! Really! We’re not falling all over it in love or anything, but it’s an entertaining 30 minutes. This concludes our discussion on HBO’s Girls.
TLo, completely PWNing the discussion of Girls.
That above sentence perfectly describes my BIGGEST pet peeve when discussing things like film or television with people. Just because something doesn’t appeal to you individually does not mean it lacks all artistic/critical/creative value.
It’s like how, if I plan to be a biracial female screenwriter (which I do), I am NOT going to be representing all biracial females (because, for one, I still have no idea what it means to ME to be biracial. Or female.). But I will be EXPECTED to.
And that drives me crazy every. Freaking. Day.
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anti GIRLS people make me sad.
They are just so VERY adamant that it is the worst show ever. Which just seems so incredibly odd to me, considering the prevalence of so many other shows to target that do worse on the issues that they are complaining about. The thing that strikes me as so strange (and strangely misogynistic) about the Girls backlash is that so much of it started happening before the series even aired, which meant that so many people had already made up their minds before they’d even actually seen an episode of the show.
I mean, like it or don’t like it, I don’t care. But don’t act like what is in many ways a progressive show is going to destroy society by its very existence.
I don’t even go here. I just have a lot of feelings.
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(Source: New York Magazine)
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