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Wednesday 5 February 2014
Books TV

lip lit: the HBO effect

Lou Heinrich
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There is nothing so delicious as losing yourself in an excellent TV series. You lie static on the couch for hours; when you go to work, your mind is full of the characters’ concerns; you even dream about them. When you pop the DVD in the player for one more episode before bedtime, tears erupt…
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Thursday 6 June 2013
Culture Opinion TV

Why I don’t like the idea of a Girls porn parody

Jennifer Brown

Girls is one of my favourite shows. A few weeks ago I watched the entirety of season two in one day: it involved my bed, my laptop, pyjamas and more junk food than I’d like to admit. So, I have an unashamed love for Lena Dunham and her show. I know lots of people don’t….
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Friday 18 January 2013
Culture Featured TV

girls: now with added black character

Zoya Patel
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Lena Dunham won a Golden Globe for Best Actress in a Comedy Series, and Best TV Comedy for Girls, and the wins have sparked yet more internet furor about the show, her body, and whether or not Girls is even vaguely representative of young women’s experiences. I have seen Season One of Girls, and enjoyed…
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Monday 30 April 2012
Culture Featured

lena dunham and meritocracy

Dunja Kay
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By now, just about everyone in the feminist blogosphere has seen and/or read about Lena Dunham’s new HBO show, Girls. This is because we feminists in particular get super excited about anything that might change the representation of women in the media. And Girls, with its awkward self-awareness and even more awkward sex scenes, seemed…
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