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

Dating Don'ts: Cheating
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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]

15 Brilliantly Ridiculous Quotes From “Girls” Season One (Before Pre-Gaming For Season Two Makes Us Forget)

It’s probably a good thing that Kate Middleton announced her pregnancy yesterday, because for a few days there the trailer for the second season of “Girls“ was the big talk of the town. Or at least it seemed that way for a New York minute, and New York minutes are by which all things in life are measured– if this were a “Sex and the City” episode. But thankfully, it isn’t.

Even those who loathed the first season, condemned the show for all its flaws (perhaps a mirror for some that hated to admit it?), or loved it madly and spent the majority of their Thanksgiving vacation watching it obsessively for “research,” everyone had something to say about the trailer. It did have dogs in it, after all! And Adam being his usual psychotic self! And Marnie finally banging Booth! And yes, we’re making “banging” our favorite replacement verb for “fucking” in 2013.

With the premiere just over a month away — January 13th — it seemed only appropriate to rehash the past and take a trip down the Greenpoint streets of memories with some of the finest lines from Hannah, Jessa, Marnie and Shoshanna. No matter your personal feelings on Lena Dunham, you have to admit the lady is stitch. Haven’t we all wondered about the “stuff that gets up around the sides of condoms?”

Yes. We have. Read more…

First Look: “Girls” Season 2!

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Girls! Girls! Girls!

Wow, “Girls,” Lena Dunham’s critically acclaimed show about being a twentysomething in New York City, is back quicker than I expected — the second season premieres January 13 on HBO and the trailer has just hit the web. Here’s what we know is ahead: Adam still has a boner for Hannah, but she’s not sure whether she still likes him or if he’s a psycho; Marnie is still single and needing to get laid; Shoshanna is reveling in no longer being a virgin; and Jessa is happily married to Chris O’Dowd. Oh, and Rita Wilson plays Marnie’s mom. Yay!

16 Surprising Things All Girls Do When They’re Alone

So a few days ago I saw this wonderful little article on The Frisky via Reddit about the surprising things that all guys do. One of my favorites was boys disclosing how they un-stick their balls from the side of their legs. It’s actually kind of disgusting and disturbing. And a wonderful reminder how unhygienic we all REALLY are. Like, I’m really gross guys. I hate to break the news to the boys, but I am a disgusting human.

Right now the leggings-as-pants I’m wearing are going on their third day of use. But I totally doused them with perfume before I put them on, so it’s not even gross, okay? Okay, so I’m going to lay it all on the line here. These are things I do more often than I’m willing to admit, and don’t play with my emotions. You totes do them too. Read more …

The Soapbox: Please, Can “Hipster Sexism” Not Be A Thing?

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I have very mixed feelings about a piece on NYMag.com’s blog about “hipster sexism.” The authors Alissa Quart and Lauren Sandler author Alissa Quart described “hipster sexism” as:

Hipster Sexism consists of the objectification of women but in a manner that uses mockery, quotation marks, and paradox … ads, photographs, television shows, films, and T-shirts, which represent young women being defined, but always ironically — with a wink and a nod — by their sexuality and/or bodies.

Old Sexists (or Classic Sexists), they explain, are Republicans in Congress — people my parents’ age — whose outdated beliefs about gender and sexuality could be attributed to just not getting with the times. Hipster sexists “should know better,” the authors write, but don’t, and try to pass it off as funny and/or ironic.

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