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The article below contains spoilers for "Boys," the February 17th, 2013 episode of "Girls." "Girls" is, as advertised, a show about a group of young females, and the guys in its world tend to be shown only through the perspectives of the main characters, coming across because of this as half-understood creatures who've been slower to emerge as full-fledged figures in their own right. In the first season, a scene of Ray (Alex Karpovsky) and Charlie (Christopher Abbott) poking around in Hannah's (Lena Dunham) room was the only moment involving the boys on their own that I can remember, and even then they spent that time talking about the ladies in their lives. It's a choice that's made the show a sort of ideal fit for the Bechdel test, in that it's actually the male characters who are portrayed only in fragments as they relate to the female leads, but the »


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