You Sound Like You’re in the Epilogue to Felicity
“So basically you’re saying I wasted two years of my life on a speck of granola.”
“It’s in the white cabinet.”
“He’s a little bit famous…in like an Internet kind of way.”
“I’m trying to keep it really casual. He’s kind of a big deal on YouTube.”
“You know what else reflects badly? Walking through my party with no pants on.”
“Did you Google cupcakes?”
“Kohlrabi is a really fucking stupid food.”
Aren’t out of context quotes the best? Especially when they come from Lena Dunham, who hits on the feelings of recently graduated twenty-something girls like a moderately priced stiletto to the stomach.
It’s understandable why Dunham’s HBO baby Girls receives mixed reviews. The cutting, visceral humor is so relatable to aspirational female singles. But that’s not everyone, and all that honesty can be scary. Girls, and Dunham’s 2010 indie film Tiny Furniture, muster cringing, crying, and hysterical laughs of compassion. (“Have you not seen Rent?” “Please, I’ve seen it like 12 times. That’s basically why I moved to New York.”)
So, anxious, self-involved young women of the world, you are crazy. But you are not alone.
P.S. Win some nail polish, a gift from a fellow crazy to you.