Posts Tagged ‘Girls’
From Down Under comes a fun interview with Desiree Akhavan, an Iranian-born actor-director who made waves this year at Sundance with her comedy Appropriate Behavior, in which she stars as Brooklyn bisexual Shirin.
Gay News Network Australia editor Rachel Cook asked Akhavan what it’s like to be saddled with the media label of being the “new lesbian Lena Dunham” (as opposed to the old?!). Here’s Akhavan’s answer:
“If I took that shit seriously I would spend the bulk of my time in the fetal position at the foot of my bed.”
Thought Catalog, a site for friendless 20 somethings who take themselves way too seriously, is calling for submissions for what promises to be an absolutely terrible book on HBO’s Girls. The Lena Dunham show, you see, has changed and shaped our culture. So Thought Catalog wants to publish a book about culture, change and shape. And culture. And Girls.
“Thought Catalog invites authors to submit proposals for a new book on the culture-shaping series,” explains a post on the site. “The final book will reach 15-20,000 words, and explore the show’s characters, themes, and cultural impact.”
Never mind the fact that there have been already been about 42,754 pieces that cover those aspects of Girls. The Thought Catalog book will be different, because it will be “More fun than a night of driving around in your mom’s Volvo with a bottle of cough syrup and a box of cold McNuggets.” We honesty don’t even know what that means.
If your manuscript gets chosen, your book will be printed by Thought Catalog Books, which has also published We Put the Spring in Springfield: Chronicling the Golden Era of ‘The Simpsons’ and Maestro Mario: How Nintendo Transformed Videogame Music into an Art. If that’s not an incentive to submit something, we don’t know what is.
The only thing better for a Web outlet item than a Drudge Report link is a Drudge Report double-link. As the Miami muckracker and his cohorts sometimes like to do, EW‘s pick-up of a weird incident yesterday at the TCA Winter Session in Pasadena is today basking in the flow of a double Fedora tip. And per usual, the reader comments at the linked end are piling up fast and furiously.
There were well over 2,000 comments at press time below the EW item. We obviously didn’t have time to go through them all, but of the first few hundred scanned, below are a pair of the more cogent observations. Short incident summary: At Thursday’s TCA HBO session, TheWrap’s Tim Molloy wondered what the point of Lena Dunham‘s constant nudity in Girls was and when he asked a well-worded question to that effect, Judd Apatow came to the show star’s very protective defense, from the stage (alongside fellow executive producers Dunham, Jenni Konner) and then afterwards with reporters:
The Lena Dunham Express’ next stop is the cover of Vogue. According to The New York Post, Vogue is dedicating its February issue to Dunham’s hit show Girls, and Dunham will appear on the cover.
This is bad news (or maybe good news?) for the many Dunham haters out there, like Gawker. Nothing like gracing the cover of one of the world’s most popular magazines to stoke the flames of irrational hatred. For the record, FishbowlNY is not exactly a fan of Dunham either — her false modesty act is beyond aggravating — but there are plenty of people way worse than her. Like Pitbull. Or Johnny Depp.
Dunham appears ready for the comments her Vogue cover is bound to bring. She told the Post, “We live in a culture that really comes down on people for inconsistencies, and everyone is waiting for the next news story. So you do have to be careful, but you also just kind of have to be impervious.”