HBO’s ‘Girls’ Cracks The Glass Ceiling
25-year-old filmmaker Lena Dunham first caught everyone’s attention when she won Best Narrative at the Sundance Film Festival in 2010 for her film Tiny Furniture. Judd Apatow took notice, and is now producing her HBO show Girls. The show has been described as “raw and unflinching”- the anti-Sex and the City.
The show follows four girls into sexual conundrums, financial woes, and the mandate to make something of themselves. There’s a common theme coming to television along with Girls; there’s 2 Broke Girls, Whitney, and The New Girl. These shows portray women in a true light, with issues, opinions, ideas, and also, as extremely capable.