Curious About Screenwriting Network
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Welcome to the Curious About Screenwriting Network where you'll enjoy listening to fascinating film and writing industry guests who share insights from their careers and how you can take your screenwriting skills to the next level.
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ISA Reviews: Girls, with Chicago Writer & ISA Member, Susie Shaw
2 days ago
“Girls” ends six seasons on HBO as daring and unconventional as ever. Love it or hate it, Lena Dunham stuck to her vision of “Girls” and consistently rendered a show that dramatically defied the conventions of storytelling, character arcs, and portrayals of women. In many ways, it was an antidote to the glamorous world of New York singles presented by the likes of “Sex and the City” and “Friends.” This was a harsher show; blunter and more negative in its portrayal of struggles in the Big Apple. Additionally, “Girls” served as a hilariously caustic indictment of Millennial entitlement. Perhaps most importantly, the series reworked the rules of narrative, refusing to be driven by plot, and resisting overt character redemption. The girls may have started to become mature women by the end, but their steps were merely baby steps.