For every progressive film or TV show made, there are at least a dozen more undoing its positive influence. One can watch an early '60s flick like Lover Come Back and find almost the same character attributes to females in a movie like The Other Woman, released this past April.
I'm not mad at Lena Dunham, creator of the new HBO show Girls. She wanted to write about her life -- which is filled with white folks -- and people gave her some money to do it. Her voice is a new voice for television.
Lena Dunham wrote, directed and stars in an indictment of her own spoiled self, and was her own target long before she was the target of this current blast of criticism. She's roasting herself, on HBO, and she's wearing granny panties.