If you are an unapologetic capitalist you will suffer less public scrutiny than if you are someone who is trying to do something meaningful with your life. The focus morphs from the meaning of the message to suspicions of opportunistic motives.
The thing which no one seems willing to say about Girls is that it's shit. Yeah, I've read everything else. It's not representative. True. It's about whiny, rich, white girls. True. We all know if it was good, no one would be complaining.
In honor of my new favorite show, Girls on HBO -- brought to you by an extremely talented team including Lena Dunham, who is a girl, and Judd Apatow, who is not -- here is my loving, cross-gender playlist in support of Girls.
Looking back at the initial coverage of the series, we realized that some of the praise -- and criticism -- of Sex and the City could easily be mistaken for what's been said in the last two months about Girls.
Faced with the reality of her own mortality, Mrs. Seright decided that she wanted to leave a legacy. Featuring more than 20 women's stories from distress to success, her book, Shattering Barriers, is that legacy.