On an entirely unrelated note, my twin is back from going abroad and doing UCSD and we caught up over dinner. It was really nice to see her for the first time in about eight months. I didn’t realize how much I would miss her until she left.
For those of you who are shocked by the sudden revelation that I have a twin that looks nothing like me, I’m in AEPhi, a Panhellenic sorority, and when I say she’s my twin, I mean we have the same “big sis” in our chapter.
I love my girlfriend. Also this is some post lesbian sex cuddles.
These are just three of the dozens of times sex is shown, discussed, alluded to, made light of, seen, and overheard on “Girls.” Don’t get me wrong. The show isn’t just about sex, but it would be near impossible to have a (somewhat) realistic depiction of contemporary young people — even the ones not having sex — without sex just, well, being there.
None of this could happen with a black show. Sure, young black people find themselves in the same type of situations, but if black people were shown having the same type of sex (and having the same type of sex-related discussions) the characters on “Girls” regularly do, it goes from being thought of as “real” and “gritty” and “truly naked” to “nasty” and “pornographic.”
We — and “we” in this case is “Americans” — have a strange relationship with black sex and sexuality, too strange for me to even begin to expound on today. Interestingly enough, this is true for both white and black America. As much as we complain about the lack of real black shows on TV, we’d be just as weirded out by real black sex. Can you imagine how many petitions would be made if a popular black show had a black female character asking to put her finger in a black male character’s butt during sex?" -
Clutch isn’t necessarily my go-to site for cultural criticism and race & gender analysis - but this quote popped out to me…
Lesley Arfin, writer of the HBO show Girls, in her blog, has a metaphor for “pooping”. This ties to what Mark (of Mark Reads) mentioned here about working with her. She apparently compared Obama to poop regularly because he is brown. (via redlightpolitics)
…You have to be kidding me. This is not real. Although I guess I shouldn’t be surprised, as apparently this person thinks you can write a show set in modern-day New York City and have the cast and extras be only white people.