Girls wants to tell us something important about twentysomething females of the 21st Century. And, as the elders of our society, we should always be listening to those new voices crying out. But what are they telling us?
When I read and see how the millennials conduct themselves, how they date, socialize and lead their lives, I have nothing in my own history to compare it to. That piece on "The End of Courtship" made me feel from another era.
Girls is one of the funniest, grittiest, and most endearing shows I have ever watched. Lena Dunham is my hero. And that is why it pains me to say this: The season premiere was a big, messy, awkward letdown.
The descriptors applied to Dunham's body are not the most troubling element of Stasi's piece. It is the mean girl tone with which they are delivered, a tone that has become innocuous in our current culture, where women judging women has become a weird kind of blood sport.
So I decided to put some words down about the HBO show Girls. I'm going to assume that anybody who is reading this has seen the show. And since I have no idea what I'm about to write, I'm just going to spit some stuff out and you can take the ride with me.