What does it mean that our discomfort about Hannah's departure from gender expectations is matched only by Marnie's performance of them? What does it say about us that we are repulsed by the protagonist and her foil with equal fervor?
Perhaps the most remarkable thing about Girls is not its content, but its creator. Love her or hate her, Dunham at 26 typifies the ability and power of this generation. You might say this is a generation with more Lena Dunhams than Hannah Horvaths.