Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Just because I don't like Girls doesn't mean it's not relevent


"GIRLS on Film: Secrets, Seduction and Reclaiming the Body on Camera" at Indiewire

"We don’t often see women having agency over their own bodies and, indeed, much of the focus surrounding Dunham’s nudity has been on her insistence on placing her characters in a range of strange, unfulfilling, and sometimes humiliating sexual situations. But the scene I love most in Girls is the one of Hannah naked and happy, eating cupcakes in a bathtub. This simple image is strangely radical: a private moment where we see a woman enjoying her body just as it is, a naked woman who exists for no one else."

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