I don’t watch Girls, but this is a great piece on projects aimed at normalizing non-sexual images of women’s bodies of all shapes, sizes, and colors.
In Los Angeles you spend time at gas stations like New Yorkers wait for subways. One of the perks is, if you like to eavesdrop, L.A. gas stations are great social equalizers. Everyone needs gas, from celebrities to lost tourists. Recently, I listened to two young women critically discuss the show, Girls.
The tall one wondered, “What’s up with Lena Dunham? Why does she always wanna get naked? Does she think it makes the show better? That like… people wanna see all that? Or is she just making the point — it’s her show and she has the power — she can do whatever she wants? Is she like just some girl with a bad body getting back at all the beautiful girls?”
So much going on in that series of questions. I wanted to ask them if we could go get some coffee and discuss it. But I…
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