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A comedy about the experiences of a group of girls in their early 20s.


Lena Dunham
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Complete series cast summary:
Lena Dunham ...  Hannah Horvath 62 episodes, 2012-2017
Allison Williams ...  Marnie Michaels 55 episodes, 2012-2017
Jemima Kirke ...  Jessa Johansson 53 episodes, 2012-2017
Adam Driver ...  Adam Sackler 49 episodes, 2012-2017
Zosia Mamet ...  Shoshanna Shapiro 48 episodes, 2012-2017
Alex Karpovsky ...  Ray Ploshansky 42 episodes, 2012-2017
Andrew Rannells ...  Elijah Krantz 35 episodes, 2012-2017
Ebon Moss-Bachrach ...  Desi Harperin 25 episodes, 2014-2017


The assorted humiliations, disasters and rare triumphs of four very different twenty-something girls: Hannah, an aspiring writer; Marnie, an art gallery assistant and cousins Jessa and Shoshanna. Written by Anonymous

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When asked about filming sex scenes by Marie Claire magazine, Lena Dunham said "I stopped wearing the nude patch after the first season. There's not one guy who works on that show who hasn't seen the inside of my vagina. You glue it over your vagina. It gets sweaty and always falls off. My male co-stars, at the end of the day, don't care." She also added "I never understand when people say, 'Sex scenes are so mechanical; it doesn't feel like anything.' It feels like someone f*cking you! It's confusing." See more »


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A mumblecore sex&the city for millennials
19 May 2018 | by cesiraurziSee all my reviews

In the 2012 male dominated world of TV shows, Girls has been a welcomed addition. The fact that its main character is also the show's creator, writer and often director, makes it even more welcome. But, as an avid consumer of films and TV, I cannot rate Girls more than 6 (and I am being generous for the previous reasons). The most obvious comparisons to Lena Dunham's "Girls" is Sex & the City, both because of its 4 female leads living in NYC , and because of the emphasis on friendship and relashionsips. However, to me, Girls is more similar to any mumblecore movie (think Noah Baumbach's Frances Ha) or to a certain extent TV shows like Freak and Geeks or Love (unsurprisingly, Judd Apatow is an exec producer). Ordinary stories about ordinary people with ordinary feelings and ordinary ideas who somehow believe to be extraordinary. The show is well crafted, the acting is good, and the characters are believable, but like the whole mumblecore genre, it is too focused on the inner life of middle class, self obsessed, ordinary people and so it risks to be just as boring as the people it tries to portray. I do applaud Lena Dunham's courage in exposing her imperfect naked body and inner psychological issues, especially given the abuse she had to go through (even on this website with some of the reviews gratuitously cruel). However, I doubt that is enough to make good TV for a sustained period of time. Interestingly for a show written by a girl for other girls, the male characters (Adam, Ray) are a lot more interesting and have a lot more life in them than any of the female characters, except for Hannah. While the boys in the show have interests and thoughts,the girls are defined by their relationships with men (or lack thereof). We learn more about the internal life and motivations of a marginal character like Thomas John in his two minute monologue than about Marnie or Jessa during the entire first season. It's true that except for Carrie, the characters in sex & the city were also fairly thin, but that show was a hell of a lot more fun. Finally, since Lena Dunham is now heralded as the bulwark of modern feminism, does it really matter if the writer/director/producer of a show is a woman when the female characters she creates are so thin?

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15 April 2012 (USA) See more »

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New York Bay, New York, USA

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Apatow Productions See more »
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