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Lena Dunham must be the new Carrie Bradshaw. She has this definitive neurosis about men that Carrie references episode after episode. Her venture in writing mimics Carrie’s editorial ventures in the New York Post.
What is it that we love about Carrie and Lena Dunham’s “Hannah”?
Maybe the constant stream-of-conscious thought that pours into the dialogue, in either the form of banter or, in Carrie’s case: soliloquy. Or is it Hannah’s tragic hero complex that we can’t help but wrap many of our home-grown experiences into.
Whatever the reasons for our involvement in characters such as Carrie(Sex and the City) and Hannah(Girls), we are increasingly identifying with this individual relationship complex in daily life. Whether we choose to voice this or not, it seems like we identify with being weird about anal sex. Or sleeping next to someone (Burger) and not having sex – when you think you should be. We are triumphant about an opportunity that maybe we shouldn’t be – such as an eBook.
Modern romance is something that we are all attempting to wrap our heads around. As relationships become more and more inorganic, who is able to make light of it. I don’t know for sure – but it seems as though the Dunham has arrived.
Taking, what some call anathema, such as overeating and breaking bad with punch drunk love, is all in a day’s work with Girls. I think this is what we crave while tossing and turning before bed time and what Dunham brings unforgivingly.