By Kyle | April 10, 2012
As I said before, I hugely enjoyed the first three episodes of HBO’s “Girls,” which stars and is being run and directed by twentysomething Lena Dunham, whose debut film “Tiny Furniture” I loved a couple of years ago. I don’t think the show is particularly groundbreaking — it’s basically “Sex and the City” in the age of saggy Obamanomics. (And we do have to credit SATC for combining sex and smut in a fresh way. It really was a revolutionary show, and a very funny one, particularly in the first couple of seasons before it started to get a bit soapy.)
But “Girls” is endearing and sharply written and has a genuineness about it, even if the intentionally off-putting sex scenes . . . put me off. More on the show’s development in The Post.
A contrarian view: a young colleague at The Post argues the show is annoying because the girls think ordinary non-glamorous work (like waitressing) is beneath them and are living off their rich daddies. The background of the actresses is much along these lines: the Beautiful One is Brian Williams’ daughter, while The Sweet One is David Mamet’s.
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