“Girls” is coming back, so you know what that means: More people chiming in to hate on Lena Dunham. Love her or hate her, one of Dunham’s charms is her seemingly endless self-confidence, as evidenced by the fact she repeatedly gets naked on the hit HBO comedy.
Well, New York Post writer Linda Stasi has a problem with that attitude. It’s clear from her review of Season 2 that she isn’t a fan of “Girls,” but her major complaint with the series seems to be Dunham’s “blobby body” instead of the fact she can’t relate to it.
“It’s not every day in the TV world of anorexic actresses with fake boobs that a woman with giant thighs, a sloppy backside and small breasts is compelled to show it all,” Stasi writes. “It’s a boon for the out-of-shape, and perhaps a giant economic loss for high-end gyms, especially in Brooklyn.”
Charming. Stasi goes on to comment that the ex-boyfriend of Dunham’s character Hannah, Adam, and “another man are now obsessed with her and can’t get enough of her blobby body.” She adds, “Interestingly, the gorgeous Marnie is the one who is now totally unlucky in love. Sometimes it just doesn’t pay to be smart, breathtakingly beautiful, nice and kind. Not when there are blobbies who are willing to take their clothes off in public constantly — even when they aren’t in character.”
Stasi goes on to conclude her review with, “So what’s to love [about ‘Girls’]? I don’t know. Maybe the grittiness, maybe it’s the reality, and maybe the knowledge that I’m not that young or that broke. Anymore.”
It’s one thing to not be able to relate to “Girls,” as the series clearly slants to 20-something women struggling to find a sense of purpose and work in the modern world. But to mock Dunham for her looks when the fact that she even is allowed the flaunt her body on television should be considered a win in and of itself? That goes against what so many are praising “Girls” for to begin with. Dunham might be divisive as a person, but at least she is a good role model, “blobby body” and all, and she should be praised for that instead of mocked.