After debuting to hyperbolic praise, the new HBO series Girls faced its first backlash from critics decrying its caucasian-centric depiction of New York City. The startlingly honest comedy — which 25-year-old Lena Dunham created, directs, writes, and stars in — follows four twenty-something white friends navigating post-grad life in New York City. But with non-white characters unrealistically absent from early episodes, critics complained that a series packaged as "the twenty-something experience" had "a serious problem when it comes to race.
HBO announced today that it has ordered the new comedy Girls, created by and starring Lena Dunham (Tiny Furniture). The series, which will begin shooting this spring in New York, provides a comic look at the “assorted humiliations a... Read Post
Seems like everyone’s going “Girls” crazy. Ahead of its premiere tonight, the HBO comedy created by 25-year-old Lena Dunham is ensconced in an echo chamber of praise and anticipation. Speakeasy interviews Dunham and executive produc... Read Post