TVMUMBLESpunk | Girls
Coming to Sky Atlantic in September
It is here, as the credits started to roll on the third episode, that I realised Girls is exactly the show that I had hoped that it would be. The attitude, the honesty, the sexuality and the everyday are represented so perfectly here that it made me ask my girlfriend as to whether she agreed with my conclusion. The idea that this show feels unique just because it seems to not paint an idea of femininity but instead just shows us normal girls being normal is somewhat depressing, but I couldn’t be happier that it exists. I feel like my appreciation for the show comes from a line in the second episode where Jessa says, in response to a self-help book for women, ‘I don’t like women telling other women what to do or how to do it or when to do it.’
In this episode Hannah first learns that she has an STD and then, when trying to inform him of this, finds out that her ex-boyfriend is now gay. It is strange as we do not find out very much about Hannah in this episode that we didn’t already know. Instead this feels more like Marnie’s episode as she is first seen complaining about Charlie shaving his head despite stating in the last episode that she wanted him to just be a man and do whatever he wants without worrying about her response and then later finds herself pleasuring herself in the bathroom of a gallery after a potential sexual moment with an artist. Elsewhere, Jessa takes a job being a nanny and seems to strike up a relationship with the dad.
As an episode it culminates with a wonderfully charming moment with Hannah pondering and redrafting a tweet to best sum up her journey over the episode and then dancing alone in her room before being joined by Marnie. This just seems such a natural way to react to the way their days have gone and once again my girlfriend sat and chuckled recognising herself in that moment. I really appreciate that.
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