10 Reasons We’re Pumped for ‘Girls’ (And You Should Be Too)
By: Taylor Davies

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HBO’s new series ‘Girls’ premiers this Sunday, and frankly, we haven’t been this excited about a new show since New Girl. (We’re suckers for the quirky ones, okay?) There’s been a ton of buzz around the show, applauding it’s raw, realistic portrayal of just what it’s like being, well, a girl. Though it hones in on a specific demographic (white, educated, hipster-esque), we’ve read that it’s appeal is far more wide, getting at deeper truths and human experiences we can all relate to.

 

10 Reasons We’re Pumped for ‘Girls’

  • Lena Dunham writes, edits, directs, and stars in the comedy. Yeah, we’re impressed, too.
  • This profile of Lena Dunham and Girls, from New York magazine, makes the show seem unmissable and positions its creator as a 25-year-old Hollywood prodigy.
  • We’re all for a show that really explores the lives of 20-something girls living in New York City who knows that Sex and the City wasn’t real.
  • Lena Dunham is on Twitter. And she’s funny. Obviously.
  • The main character, Hannah, wants to write a memoir. That’s a lot like blogging, right?
  • One of the four main female characters, Hannah’s best friend Marnie, is played by Allison Williams, and she’s NBC Nightly News anchorman Brian Williams’ daughter. PS: We love Brian Williams.
  • We think we’re really going to like the character of Jessa (played by Jemima Kirke). Her bio on HBO.com says, “Jessa is beautiful, British, an occasional nanny who has traveled to as many different countries as she’s had boyfriends.”
  • In The Daily Beast’s review, they call Dunham’s character “the archetypical 20-something existing in the increasingly deep chasm between adolescence and adulthood.”
  • Lena Durham proclaims herself as a feminist in the recent Bust magazine, stating “My biggest desire is to write interesting, complex parts for women and increase the visibility of women both behind and in front of the camera, and that is essentially a feminist goal”. Girl power to the max!
  • Listen, we don’t have HBO either, but you’ll be able to view the premiere episode for free the day after it airs, at HBO.com!

 [Photo credit: HBO]

Comments

  1. I know, I know, I pretty excited too!
    Did you the lead actress is the daughter of Brian Williams, the anchor at NBC? Man, what a multi talented (not to mention good looking) family that is.

    I feel like it’s going to be the new SATC!

    xoxo
    ~Natasha Fatah~

  2. Kelsey says:

    I went to college with Lena!

  3. Jessie says:

    Strange that she calls herself a feminist yet titled the show “Girls.” Forever making us all seem young and helpless, right?

    Last time I checked, 20-somethings are women, regardless of whatever “deep chasm” they intellectually and professionally feel lost in.

  4. I can’t wait to see it. =)

  5. Clara says:

    Girls is GREAT! I saw an advance screening of the first two episodes at a film festival this week. It’s really wonderful.
    Jessie — the point of the show, as far as I can tell, is that the girls are far from fully adult, so I take the title as a statement on that. if it helps, the men could easily be called “boys” as well. What’s feminist and great abotu this show is that it addresses female relationships in a context outside of “SEX AND THE CITY OMG SEXY SEXY SEX WITH MEN AND VIBRATORS AND MOSTLY PENISES” which is just so shallow.

    (btw, I just posted on the style of Girls — you can read about it here: http://www.thatgirlmag.com/trend-watch-hbos-girls/)
    (you know, if you want)

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