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Lena Dunham Once Dated Her Own Sandy-The-Black-Republican

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What Is "Space Rape"?
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“Hannah acts like she has a political issue with [Sandy, the black Republican she is sleeping with], but what she actually has an issue with is him disliking what she does. Because she feels like she should receive universal praise, and the fact that someone’s sleeping with her should also mean that they respect her prose style. … I’ve had one boyfriend who I knew had an active … not dislike, but some issues with what I did. It wasn’t even like he was like, ‘I think you’re pushing a weird agenda.’ He just didn’t think I was that great a writer. It was right when ‘Tiny Furniture’ was coming out, and I didn’t love it. It’s important to me to receive constructive criticism and I don’t want to be with a yes man, but I want to be with somebody who at the very baseline level thinks that I’m talented and takes what I do seriously. I couldn’t be attracted to someone if they made work that I found absurd.”

Lena Dunham explains to New York magazine’s Vulture blog why she cast Donald Glover on “Girls” as a dude Hannah dates briefly before they get into a fight about their differences. It turns out she once had her own Sandy, but he didn’t like her movie “Tiny Furniture,” not her essay. I guess we can assume this means Dunham’s real life BF Jack Antonoff is on board with her work? [NYmag.com Vulture]

The End Of Brooklyn: Reality Show Producers Casting For A “Real-Life ‘Girls’”

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Attempting to wrest their laurels on the “Girls” juggernaut, a bunch of reality TV producers have come up with the hideous/genius idea of casting a “real-life” version of the hit HBO show. Reads the producer’s Craigslist pitch:

Ever feel like life in the big frantic city is just too much? Are you a twenty-something young woman seeking fame, fortune, love or even a hookup with potential? How do you get from here to there when you can’t even get a seat on the L train! [Ed Note: Nobody gets a seat on the L train because people on the L train don't know how to ride the subway] Come to a casting call with our Emmy-winning production company and tell us your dreams and woes, your highs and lows, your tales of *** in the city and the outrageous opportunities that have come your way. Is your circle of friends bound together by not just the parties, fights, and brunches but frequent bouts of commiserating over your struggles? It isn’t easy taking the road less travelled [sic], but making it as a writer, designer, entrepreneur, actress/model or glorified dog walker never is! Keep reading »

“Girls” Explores The Concept Of “Space Rape”

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If I ask you to go away and you don't, that's space rape.

Warning: spoilers ahead! I thought the most controversial moment of last night’s episode of “Girls” would be Hannah’s breakup with Sandy and ensuing discussion about fetishizing each other’s race. Actually, that was really interesting. But then Adam broke into Hannah’s apartment and committed “space rape” and I forgot about the rest of the episode. I went from thinking about Hannah cutting her bangs, to being confronted with all the grey zones of stalking, domestic violence and abuse. I was left not knowing how to feel about Adam, about Hannah, about the whole situation.  Keep reading »

Everything You Need To Know To Step Up Your Karaoke Game

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So everybody’s talking about “Girls” and Lena Dunham’s amazing Golden Globes’ win and blah blah blah, voice of a generation. But we want to talk about something else: Lena Dunham’s karaoke choices. Last week, New York magazine interviewed the cast of “Girls” about their favorite karaoke jams. (and karaoke played a major role on last night’s second season debut). Their real-life choices were far from inspiring:

Allison Williams — “It’s a long one, but it’s ‘Faithfully,’ by Journey. It builds, and by the end, everybody’s asleep, so they need a pick-me-up … A lot of the pop songs today are so challenging, I wouldn’t even endeavor to do them.”

Lena Dunham –“I only did karaoke once, and I did ‘Who Will Save Your Soul?’ by Jewel, which is a tough song … it’s hard. Hannah’s would be something off of Jagged Little Pill, by Alanis Morissette. I love her, Hannah loves her. Or Taylor Swift, if you wanted to go modern.”

Jemima Kirke — “I like to sing a little Loretta Lynn. ‘Rose Garden.’ I just sing it good. It’s the only song I can say that I know I can do.”

While we abide by Loretta Lynn, what’s up with Journey? Really? Come on Allison Williams. It sounds like the “Girls” girls could use a little advice from our friend and karaoke columnist Lindsey Weber. I know first hand that Weber is a karaoke aficionado, skilled with a microphone — and with critical song choices. Keep reading »

Dating Don’ts: 4 Things You Shouldn’t Do With Your Ex (As Illustrated By “Girls”)

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Soooo, “Girls” is back. Which means lots of watching them make bad decisions so that we don’t have to. Hooray for vicarious learning! As I watched the season two premiere, I had a bunch of thoughts: How come I never get invited to house parties anymore? Am I old? I should do more karaoke. How are these characters managing to make sooo many mistakes with their exes in the span of 30 minutes? Oops! I”ve done many of these myself. Geez, they make it look so fun and quirky!

In real life, we are well aware that messy ex situations are not fun and quirky. Oh no. They are comp-li-cated and emotionally fraught. After the jump, let’s review all the mistakes that Hannah and the gang made so that we can avoid making them in the future. Spoilers ahead, obviously. Keep reading »

2 Eras, 1 Milestone: “Downton Abbey” Vs. “Girls”

Whether it’s a pastoral manor in Edwardian England or New York City in the 21st century, being a female in one’s early 20s is all about identity. For us ladies, it’s the time when, as Hannah says on “Girls,” most of us are “busy…trying to become who [we are].” Unfortunately, you can’t call a time-out on life to figure out all the problems the world is throwing at you. You’ve just gotta keep on moving forward…despite suddenly realizing how monumental all decisions are now that you’re making them as an adult. For the quartet of friends on “Girls” and the three ladies of “Downton Abbey,” the course to self-actualization has already been charted by the world into which they were born. Yet, it’s the intersection between circumstance and character where things get interesting.

Look, the worlds of “Downton Abbey” and “Girls” are incredibly different, but the archetypes of the characters in both shows are universal. There’s Hannah, who may come across as a hot mess but is actually quite self-assured and confident when it comes to her own opinions and moral compass; Marnie, the type-A, put-together gal whose deep insecurities only surface in times of great emotional turmoil; Jessa, the free spirit quickly tiring of her own selfish ways while finally realizing that her actions actually affect other people; and Shoshanna, whose overeagerness to please and do the socially acceptable thing have become her entire anxious personality. Read more…

“Girls” Spoiler: Donald Glover’s Role Explained

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We were simultaneously madly jealous/intrigued when paparazzi snaps showed Lena Dunham filming scenes of “Girls” with Donald Glover. Season two isn’t back until next week but a lil’ spoiler (after the jump!) at The Hollywood Reporter has some deets on what he’s doing with Hot-Mess Hannah Horvath. Keep reading »

5 Love Lessons Season 1 Of “Girls” Taught Us

After months of waiting, it’s finally almost time for new season of “Girls.” Tonight, season 2 premieres, and while we haven’t seen it yet, we can practically guarantee more awkwardness, laugh-out-loud dialogue, and of course, those unbelievably relatable relationship moments.

Until the premiere, hold yourself over with these love lessons we learned from the Brooklyn quartet.

1. Tell Him How You Feel

In Hannah’s best moment of honesty, we see her tell her then-hookup Adam, who sent her a racy picture meant for someone else, how she really feels. No, she doesn’t want him to take her to brunch or be her boyfriend, she just wants him to be obsessed with her and want to sleep with only her. (Sound familiar?) As much as we giggled during this epic monologue, this was a huge moment for Hannah and the audience. It’s the first time she’s telling Adam what she wants. It’s refreshing and empowering. Finally, she’s not just going along with a strange or uncomfortable sex request. Read more…

Hey! It’s Another “Girls” Season 2 Trailer!

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"I'm not nuts! I just want to feel it all."

Let’s see, what does this trailer tell us about the upcoming season of “Girls”? Jessa is still married to Chris O’Dowd, though it seems his parents don’t approve. Hannah is spending more time with her gay ex-boyfriend and potentially fighting with him over dudes. Marnie is still kind of sort of pining after that hot boyfriend she broke up with and then immediately wanted back, but he’s still dating the girl he took up with after her. Shoshanna is crying about something. Oh, and Hannah is still taking baths with her friends. So not much has changed except where the hell is sexy/sleazy ex-boyfriend Adam? 

Lena Dunham Gets Twiggy-fied For Entertainment Weekly

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Given Lena Dunham‘s fairly recent induction into the Pixie Cut Club, which we presume involved a hazing at the hand of Miley Cyrus, Anne Hathaway, and Michelle Williams, it was only a matter of time before some (fresh! Innovative! Cutting-edge!) photographer and makeup artist decided to give the girl behind “Girls” the full Twiggy. Dare we say she does it better than most? Dunham agreed: hairstylist Reanne White said of Lena’s look, “She was taking pictures of herself and she kept all the makeup to go out that night.” Looking good, Hannah Horvath! [Entertainment Weekly]

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