Lena Dunham May Be an Insufferable Narcissist but She's Not a Sexual Predator
Is it easier or harder to write about a subject when you don't like anyone involved in it, when you believe that just about everybody on every side of a controversy is at best operating in bad faith or at worst is being utterly insufferable? Think about that as we dig into the ...read more
You're Not Allowed To Question Lena Dunham's Nudity (Please Make a Note Of It)
HBO's Girls returns tonight, which means that it's once again time to be inundated with lengthy, pseudo-intellectual discussions among the digital media about a show very few people are actually watching. Even if you're someone who can't wait to ignore the new season of Lena ...read more
The "Girls" Porn Parody Can't Be Any More "Gross" Than the Real Thing
For those of you who haven't thought all this time that Lena Dunham's Girls is itself a porn parody, along comes the inevitable real -- though not exactly "official" -- porn parody of the HBO show. Last week, Hustler announced that it's in the process of shooting an erotified ...read more
Does Lena Dunham Have To Be Beautiful To Be Naked?
Here's a little something I don't think I've ever actually told anyone: Andrew Breitbart wrote to me not once but twice. Back in February of 2010 he rattled off a very strange late-night rant at me in response to something I'd written about his little Renfield, James O'Keefe. ...read more
"This Is Why We Can't Have Nice Things"
When I first started my site, Deus Ex Malcontent, back in the spring of 2006, the original personal bio on its front page had a line in it that slammed Sarah Jessica Parker. I can't remember the exact words right now but I basically said something about how I didn't like ...read more
"Girls": The Unbearable Whiteness of Being
By Chez Pazienza: Let's start with the obvious: HBO's new series Girls isn't for me. What I mean by that is that I'm not its target audience. I'm not a millennial; I'm not female; I'm not a Brooklyn hipster who's perpetually drowning in his or her own insufferable ennui; I don't ...read more