Thursday, 15 August 2013

#1 Lena Dunahm

Lena Dunham is a New Yorker, born and bread. She is one of the most amazing writers in the industry today. She has taken her experiences and influence from her environment and made it applicable to the women of our generation. She is a fantastic writer, being able to capture the essence of what it means to be young today, even though it is bleak and hard to digest - I think thats the true beauty - being true to the complexities and nature of people.

Also, she's Fabulous.

You might know her form her raunchy drama GIRLS, or from her film Tiny Furniture.
I should be honest, that the first time I started watching GIRLS I was a little shocked and it took me at least three episodes to get into it, but now Im hooked.

It's the most radical TV Series on air at the moment, airing 13 years after 'Sex and the City', also a complicated drama based around women dealing with relationships in New york city. Back in the 80's SATC was all about women taking back their rights to be treated equally to men in the workplace and the bedroom, we have almost come full circle with GIRLS.
The GIRLS Main Character, Hannah, is trying to fight her way through the mine field of having casual sex, keeping her friends, finding the balance, her self and making a career for herself as a writer. She soon finds out that the whole Friends-with-benefits thing is harder than it looks on TV and that she need emotional recognition from her lover.

While Sex and the City was a highly romanticised portrayal of the lives that young, well educated women lead, glamourising the casual one night stands and the relationships between men and women, GIRLS strips it back to the nitty-gritty, hard-to-watch kind of relationships, that hit close to home.

The cast of Girls on HBO

Girls is honest.
It is so honest, that people cannot process it. The charecters are so caught up in their own heads, paranoid, and always looking for the next high, wich is how we are as people but we just cant see it. We have been blind to what we have become, and I think that Girls is a crucial turning point in social commentary on the expectations of todays young women.