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Perhaps the most remarkable part of this week’s episode of Girls was the insane backlash that it immediately sparked on the internet. The credits hadn’t even begun to roll when trolls came out of the digital woodwork to hate on the fact that Lena Dunham’s character Hannah managed to bag herself a mega-hottie like Patrick Wilson’s Joshua.  Commenters were outraged by Dunham's audacity, crying that someone as attractive as Patrick Wilson would never deign to sleep with someone so un-centerfold-y. Read More
Patrick Wilson as Joshua In a recent interview, Lena Dunham stated that Girls is never going to glorify commodified sex: that is, putting the characters in situations where they sleep with someone for status or money or because they have a nice apartment.This is admirable, of course—but so far, this season has been all about status-driven (and usually, super unsatisfying) sex: Jessa and Thomas-John, Elijah and George, and most recently, Marnie and Booth. This week, Hannah tries her hand at the wealthy-and-established-older-dude game. Read More
Let’s hop on board the recap train, shall we? As with all things, spoilers abound, so tread carefully if you haven’t yet watched. The episode kicks off with a throwaway exchange between our two favorite self-centered roommates—possibly the least specific category in all of Girls—as Elijah prepares to move out. It’s queeny and funny and honestly, who cares. Let’s move on, shall we? We haven’t heard a whole lot from Jessa so far this season, minus some mindless flower-arranging and puppy-snuggling and prattling on about “the hunt” being over. (The HUNT? Vomit. Everywhere. Read More
As if writing and acting in Girls, taking on haters, and making bold pants-less fashion statements wasn’t enough, Lena Dunham is working on a whole new show. Dunham and Girls showrunner Jenni Konner are working with HBO on a new comedy based on the forthcoming memoir of Betty Halbreich, a Bergdorf Goodman personal shopper and generally badass old lady. Halbreich’s memoir, All Dressed Up and Nowhere to Go, will likely cover the 36 years she has spent working at Bergdorf’s (she’s 85, and has no intention of retiring any time soon). Read More
Just when you thought that the holidays had drawn to a close this year, HBO has announced that it has a few more gifts in store for its viewers. Over the next few months, the network will release a whole slew of DVD offerings. If you’re a fan of TV shows that feature strong, complex, and intelligent female leads, you should take care to mark your calendars for these upcoming DVD releases.  1. Read More
Following up on job applications has to be the worst part of the job hunt. You stop in to a coffee shop to check on the application you dropped off two weeks before, only to get a ready-made answer from one of the other employees. It may sting when they tell you they’ve got your resume “on file”, but I’m sure you’ve never gotten an answer quite as honest as the one seen in this deleted scene from GIRLS. Read More
The much-anticipated second season of the hit HBO series GIRLS comes back in January and today we got our first real look with the first trailer for Season 2. January can’t come soon enough. Read More

Movie Review: The Girl

BY Maggie Carr in TV

“Blondes make the best victims,” Alfred Hitchcock once said. “They’re like virgin snow that shows up the bloody footprints.” So begins The Girl, HBO’s deeply (and rightly) gnarly exploration of the fraught relationship between Hitchcock and arguably the most legendary of his blonde ingénues, Tippi Hedren (Sienna Miller). Read More
 HBO has released the second teaser trailer for its upcoming biopic, The Girl, which focuses on the relationship between actress Tippi Hedren and director Alfred Hitchcock during the filming of his thriller classic, The Birds. Directed by Julian Jarrold (Becoming Jane) the film stars Sienna Miller (Stardust) as Tippi Hedren and Toby Jones (The Hunger Games) as Alfred Hitchcock. This biopic is going to be an all-out drama fest, not only because of its talented cast and crew, but because of Hitchcock and Hedren’s tumultuous working and personal relationship. Read More
Aaron Sorkin’s newest drama is a lightning rod for criticism, much like every other HBO show as of late. Girls was problematic to some for its depiction of privileged, young white people and lack of diversity. Luck was prematurely canceled after three horse’s deaths occurred during filming. While Girls was condemned for its representation of men (Jessa’s jerk husband Thomas-John, pushover Charlie, oddball Adam) Newsroom is now under fire for its portrayal of women. Read More