Shit man, I am reading reviews for Girls and they all suck ass because no one GETS it. They don’t get that Lena Dunham often shows her naked body off to the camera because it’s normal. She is a normal girl who has a healthy sex life. If a supermodel was the protagonist, no one would give a shit but that isn’t the case here.
You don’t want to see her body? Her large bottom and small breasts, her cellulite? Is it because you really truly think it’s disgusting or because you don’t want to come to terms with your own perceived physical inadequacies? I hate putting words into the mouths of artists but I really think she’s trying to get viewers to notice some serious underlying social issues on body image and sexual behavior.
The reviewers even put down the KINDS of sex people have on this show and it’s exceedingly ridiculous. Dunham (and Apatow, actually) is trying to portray the differences of each character through the way they handle themselves sexually. Do you really think that Hannah’s attempt at butt-play in the episode when she gets intimate with that pharmacist back at home makes the show a bad one? Maybe you’re just uncomfortable with the act because you don’t do it yourself. Alright, I can dig that, but it gives a person zero grounds to dismiss the people who engage in the act and if you’re caught up on it in terms of the show, then you’ve missed the point entirely.
And sure, Hannah Horvath is a terrible, self-absorbed and vain person. But aren’t you? Don’t tell me you don’t worry about yourself or talk about yourself or think about yourself constantly. Don’t tell me you don’t often wait until people are finished talking so you can continue babbling on about yourself, without having heard anything on the other end. You’re annoyed that Hannah is being selfish? Well maybe you’re taking a bit of a look at yourself. Her problems are silly, yes. She doesn’t have a steady income but she’s still holding up swimmingly, with an apartment in New York and a seriously cute wardrobe. Doesn’t sound like much of a problem, no. Why complain? Because no matter how many #firstworldproblems your life is made up of, they are still problems and nothing makes them any. less. valid.