I think I might be the voice of my generation. Or at least _a_ voice of _a_ generation.
June 20, 2012 12:51 AM Subscribe
"The world of entertainment still, all too often, values women only as objects of beauty to be placed on screen and ogled. [...] [T]he world is full of other women who have profound, intelligent, often hilarious things to say, and Dunham is very quietly making a space for those voices on TV, in a way that’s revolutionary both in terms of the show’s gender politics and in terms of its presentation.
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- AVClub critic TodVanDerWerff on "how [the HBO show] Girls challenges the masculine expectations of 'good TV.'"
The weird backlash against Girls
has been going on on the AVClub boards already from the comment section of the review
of the first episode. Here
is the piece, mentioned in the article, Alyssa Rosenberg made to Todd's original response
to a commenter who said that "Lena Dunham needs to be funnier because of how unattractive she is" (paraphrase, original comment deleted).
On a more positive note, here
is Todd's review of the show's season finale.