BY Maggie Carr in Boob Tube on Feb 17, 2014 |
The episode begins with a cheeky shoutout to the world of Wes Anderson: a montage of Marnie preparing a spooky-yet-eleganza beachside manse for a girls-only weekend, complete with a banana-yellow title frame and chipper, and Tenenbaums-y strings in the background. It’s already clear that shit’s gonna get weird.
Now settled in that strange place where quirk meets melancholy, the crew arrives. Jessa has decided to ride in the back of the bus “for ... Read More
Celebrity memoirs, autobiographies, and self-help books are all the rage, but what makes Girls star Lena Dunham’s stand out is that she actively avoids the old cliche topics that seem to be recycled from publication to publication; she admits, in her adorable self-effacing way, that she isn’t a mother, a businesswoman, a dietician, or a sex therapist. She’s herself, and that’s certainly book-worthy.
Her text, Not That ... Read More
BY Sabrina Hart in Boob Tube on Feb 12, 2014 |
Girls star Shoshanna has been up to a lot as of late- struggling to find clarity in her romantic life (most recently settling for Parker who she once described as “so dumb that he couldn’t find the library,”), working hard at focusing on her fifteen-year plan to become a successful businesswoman, and unexpectedly, she is a star athlete at the 2014 Sochi Games. ‘Shoshi Games 2014,’ a recent Tumblr development, brilliantly ... Read More
BY Maggie Carr in Boob Tube on Feb 10, 2014 |
It’s been a wild couple of weeks, what with Hannah being a dick at a funeral, lots of disappointing professional news, Caroline’s inevitable (though, I can sense, impermanent) removal from the scene, and Marnie falling into Ray’s surprisingly willing arms.
Since her grand book plans are officially kaput, Hannah gets a job writing advertorials for GQ. The new gig comes with a closet full of free snacks, which conveniently gives the Girls ... Read More
BY Maggie Carr in Boob Tube on Jan 27, 2014 |
Just a quick note: here in Girls Recap Land, we recap the most recent episodes...which means that there will be many, many spoilers. If you have not yet seen the episode and you care about the purity of your experience, we suggest that you don’t read the following, because it will, quite literally, be a play-by-play. K? K.
Marnie—poor, long-suffering, couch-crashing Marnie—is running stairs, chugging banana-coconut smoothies, and listening ... Read More
BY Brittany Allen in Boob Tube on Jan 24, 2014 |
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As HBO's Girls kicks its third season into high gear, we've been spotting the show's lead actresses just about everywhere. Lena Dunham, on the cover of Vogue. Allison Williams, spearheading Elle Magazine's annual “Women in TV” issue. Zosia Mamet (or, her doppelganger...) on 23rd and Lexington, hailing a cab...
It's nice to hear the actresses speak about their show with a new poise – for despite those ... Read More
We know that various media outlets like magazines and advertisements rely on providing unrealistic representations of the female face and form, leading to the objectification of women and an unhealthy global obsession with conventional good looks. In recent months, Photoshop gifs illustrating the extent to which models’ bodies are digitally altered have gone viral.
In the wake of the unsettling Lena Dunham/Jezebel controversy— in ... Read More
BY Maggie Carr in Boob Tube on Jan 20, 2014 |
Hey, look: it’s another peaceful morning chez Horvath-Sackler—you know, cutting your lover’s hair and weaving it into a cute little love-rug, like happy couples do. Suddenly, Adam’s sister stumbles in, having barely escaped the clutches of an abusive boyfriend, and lady is clearly mid-psychotic episode. All signs point to changing the locks, but Hannah, for some reason, chooses this moment to be compassionate. Sure, she can ... Read More
BY Nina K. Guzman in Movies on Jan 16, 2014 |
It appears my favorite sassiest and most "illustrated" resident of the Plaza Hotel is finally getting her own documentary, and at the helm is none other than Girls star Lena Dunham.
The Vogue cover girl recently revealed that she will be working alongside Girls co-writer and executive producer Jenni Konner on a documentary about Eloise illustrator Hilary Knight. An american illustrator, Knight became a household name in the literary world when he began ... Read More
Lena Dunham’s first Vogue cover story will be appearing in the magazine's February 2014 issue.
The spread, shot by the ultra famous Annie Leibovitz, includes images of the doe-eyed Dunham dressed in some serious high fashion pieces, posing in various typical New York scenes while her Girls co-star Adam Driver and her dog Lamby attempt to share the spotlight. Personally, I think that even the way she is holding her hands while resting them on Driver’s ... Read More