Monday, May 7, 2012

Brookyn* (Brooklyn*)

Girls just wanna have fun (plus a decent job and a love life), or as Hannah put it to her putative boyfriend Adam in last night's episode of Girls: "I just want someone who wants to hang out all the time, and thinks I'm the best person in the world, and wants to have sex with just me." Girls, the new HBO sitcom about four 20-something female friends (and the various men in their lives) is set in Brooklyn, New York, and was conceived and often written and directed by Lena Dunham, who first came to the attention of moviegoers with her 2010 film Tiny Furniture. It brooks no nonsense (or maybe it does!) and is somewhat akin to Sex and the City, although these women are probably getting as sick of the comparison as they are of the lousy economy and elusivness of adulthood. It's a fun show to watch, and if thirty minutes a week are not enough for you, you can turn to the "girls" and "boys" of Slate for a thoughtful deconstruction of every episode. We found three examples of Brookyn* in OhioLINK this morning, and 128 in WorldCat.

(Lena Dunham at the 2010 Maryland Film Festival, from Wikimedia Commons.)

Carol Reid

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