Thursday, March 14, 2013

Quote of the Day

"The scene is raw, it’s brave, and it’s the boldest thing we’ve seen Dunham do yet: a smart, unsanitized comedy of errors that perfectly captures the experience of being at the ob-gyn."

-- The Onion, in a story called "Next Episode Of 'Girls' To Feature Lena Dunham Shitting Herself During Gyno Exam While Eating A Burrito"

As always, the Onion's satire is pretty much indistinguishable from reality. For all the stories the site has done that have fooled a people into thinking they were for real, this may be most understandable for somebody to fall for. All you had to do was watch even five minutes of this past week's Girls episode, with Dunham's character puncturing her eardrum with a Q-tip because she's insane and Adam Driver's Ugliest Hipster on Earth coming all over his inexplicably adorable girlfriend's breasts because he's a tortured artist, or something, to realize that there's nowhere the show won't go to be unwatchable.

Yes, I once again sat through an episode On Demand because I was curious to see what all the "controversy" was about -- what was making the fingers of a million little New York City-based liberal arts grads work at warp speed banging out blog posts for Slate, Salon, Jezebel, XOJane and Feministing -- and, as usual, I was really sorry I did.

As The Onion kind of alludes to, it doesn't take much thought, talent or even courage to show ugly people doing really ugly things to get people talking.


JohnF said...

In today's culture, the math is very simple:
Ugly people doing ugly things = BRAVERY.

Not that I would ever call Lena Dunham ugly. Because she's, you know, GORGEOUS.

Matt said...

I've never seen the show and intend to keep it that way. Not my thing. From the photos that I've seen, I wouldn't call her ugly or pretty. To me, she's just plain. Meh. Maybe a last call girl. The dumbest part of all this is that attractiveness is such a subjective thing. Declaring that she is "brave" reminds me of the Museum of Tolerance episode of South Park.