Review: The GIRLS Are Growing Up

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By: Victoria Nelli

I have a confession to make, I haven’t watched GIRLS in about seven weeks, and I feel horrible about it. I feel like I forgot to call home and make sure the family is still doing okay, and that everything is still how I remember it. To my recent surprise everything is not how I remember it, everything is different and it has made me feel oddly proud.

After this past weekend I was feeling a bit nostalgic and grateful towards the utterly charming and adorable, Lena Dunham. I was lucky enough to attend her dress rehearsal for SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE, and somehow in between crying over how it was the best night of my life, and gushing over how I felt so privileged to have witnessed such an incredible show in person I realized, I haven’t watched GIRLS in an unhealthy amount of time. I miss my daily dose of the four offbeat girls whose lives I cant wait to watch unfold week after week. I missed the drama and constant shock value that is Dunham’s writing. And I missed the camaraderie and loyalty that these girls have to each other. I know Dunham is a big fan of Shonda Rhimes (Obviously, I mean who isn’t?) and I’ve always felt like Marnie (Allison Williams) and Hannah’s friendship is a lot like the story of Cristina Yang (Sandra Oh) and Meredith Grey. (Ellen Pompeo) How they struggle to keep common interests and are fixated on keeping each other in their lives, yet are overcome with rage the minute the other voices an opinion that disagrees from the other one. [Read more…]

What’s Nudity Got to Do with it? Judd Apatow Talks GIRLS

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Back in January 2014 at the Television Critics Association Winter Press Tour, a reporter drew the ire of GIRLS star Lena Dunham and executive producer Judd Apatow by questioning the role of nudity on the show. Dunham took offense to the implication that her nude scenes were not titillating and Apatow leapt to her defense. caught up with Apatow at the Costume Designers Guild Awards in Beverly Hills on February 22, 2014 and asked Apatow if he was surprised about the resulting kerfuffle that sent waves through the blogosphere.

“I just think people are looking for something that sounds interesting to talk about. I don’t actually think it’s that interesting because it’s the third season of the show. The show is a frank depiction of women in their 20s; there’s nothing new about it. The only thing that was new was how rude [the reporter] was and I don’t like that part of the internet. I think people are just trying to rile you up. It was a question we’ve heard a thousand times, but never said in such a nasty fashion. We don’t mind answering it, we just don’t like when people are not nice.” [Read more…]