Girls will be premiering on HBO this spring and is bound to have we ladies divided. On one hand, it's written and created by the very funny and talented Lena Dunham (the directorial wunderkind behind Tiny Furniture) and, as the show's title suggests, is about the lives of women. On the other, it's about upper middle class twenty-somethings struggling with a bevvy of first world problems, their own entitlement chief among them.
In the past, Dunham has displayed an acute awareness in the bratty, sometimes selfish nature of her characters. While some might find this to be a turn-off, it's certainly a more multifaceted portrayal of women than most film and television put out there. Dunham's world is one where a woman is allowed to be intelligent and unmotivated, funny and mean, selfish and sensitive. In other words, Dunham let's her characters be real human beings.
The pressure is on. Girls has talent (fun fact: in addition to Lena Dunham, the show stars the daughters of both David Mamet and Brian Williams) and the backing (Judd Apatow is Executive Producer), but can it get the audience? Let's hope so— like it or not, Dunham's unique voice is one that merits a platform on which to be heard.