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COLUMN: Girls is not the same show it used to be

I will admit: I used to be a fan of Girls. In its early days, the series was honest, messy and relentless, unlike any show about women I had seen or have yet to see. Despite the show’s many flaws, I continue to point to it as the first series I’ve watched that reflects young womanhood […]

Bad sex in Bushwick

Before I got around to finishing season two of the notorious HBO dramedy Girls, I had already read detailed analyses of the “rape scene” on all the major blogs. And yet the scene (which in my opinion only vaguely resembles rape) didn’t interest me. After all, Girls has desensitized me to watching terrible sex. In […]

Stars look to re-define ‘normal’ body types

It has never been much of a secret that teenagers and young adults’ perceptions of body image are influenced by movie stars and TV shows. In fact, Lena Dunham, star of the HBO show Girls, has received a broad mix of criticism and recognition for her decision to take her average-shaped body and go nude […]

64th Primetime Emmy Awards Predictions

Though the Oscars have always been the most buzzed-about event of awards season — and likely will be for the foreseeable future — they might no longer be the most important. Long thought to be out of touch and subject to the whims of Academy politics, the ceremony’s self-righteous sanctimony and lack of any real […]

Girls fosters unapologetic comedy

As far as showbiz mentors go, independent-filmmaker-turned-HBO-darling Lena Dunham could do a lot worse than Judd Apatow. Apatow, the writer-director-producer variously responsible in one capacity or another for The 40 Year Old Virgin, Knocked Up, Superbad, Forgetting Sarah Marshall and Pineapple Express, is prolific, but with so many box-office smashes under his belt, he’s also […]