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Wellesley Underground welcomes the Class of 2008 and 2003 to a small gathering of readers and writers of the alternative alumnae zine.
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Saturday June 8, 2013 from 2:00 to 3:30
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On the first wooden patio on Lake Waban behind Tower Court. If raining, then Bates Living Room.
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Wondering what to do with your summer days? Revisit the show that everyone loves and loves to hate.
Lena Dunham and Judd Apatow’s “Girls” has received its share of praise and criticism. Most recently, it earned two Golden Globes and has been renewed for a third season on HBO. Simultaneously, it has been criticized as shallow, anti-feminist and dripping with white privilege. These critiques are built on kernels of truth. I’ve written previously how I approached the show with cynicism, only to be quickly and lastingly charmed. Most importantly, “Girls” is a societal comment by Dunham on this moment in time, as she knows it and sees it. For that, “Girls” is just right. “Girls” is excellent at straddling the line between drama and comedy. It continually acknowledges the hilarious moments of life- both subtle and overt. It personifies the experience of liberal arts alums living in modern day Brooklyn. It acknowledges personal grief, excitement, soul-searching, self-doubt, failure, dysfunction and dread. And no matter what criticisms you may give it, if you are not following the show, you are ignorantly out of touch with one of the most innovative, millennial and female-conceptualized shows of our time. “Girls” is the brainchild of Lena Dunham. The show is written by, starring, and often directed by Lena. The fact that it is entirely about female characters is unique in itself.
If you have not watched “Girls,”you should take the time to sit down and watch it. Until you have done so, you should postpone reading here on out.