I watched the pilot of HBO’s Girls last night, hoping it was terrible; if there’s one thing I can’t stand, it’s when my acquaintances do great things.
Unfortunately, Girls is fucking genius. Moreover, Lesley Arfin can be as self-deprecating as she wants about “only” being a staff-writer, yada yada yada; the fact is, her brand of Lower East Side hipster kitsch is all over this show like lady-jizz on a fat girl’s Rabbit.
Worst of all, she’s handling her success gracefully. There’s a ton of criticism about the show from Gawker and a whole slew of other jizzbag onlookers, and not only is it all totally misguided, but Barf has dismissed it succinctly with eloquence and taste.
1. The show is more of an indictment of Generation Y than a portrayal.
No it isn’t. There are sane, mature, responsible characters in the show, but even if it was an indictment, GOOD: This pussy-ass parent-and-internet-dependent generation NEEDS a kick in the cunt. They should be indicted like George Zimmerman.
2. The show isn’t funny.
Yes it is, it’s funny and compelling. Suck MY dick. Let me see YOUR fucking scripts, you fuckin comic-book-guy jerkoffs.
3. The show doesn’t have any Black People.
Hang on, my flex capacitor must have burst and landed me in 1989.
Suck my dick too, you fuckin one-track-minded McCarthyist hijackers.
Now look at Lesley’s response to this sentiment: See Correction Below.
UGGGGG, but now watch as the writers are forced to acquiesce and add some phony token Black Rhodes Scholar to appease these morons. Guys, you’ve kept it SO real – please don’t suck their balls. It’s 2012 and Obama’s in the white house: the McCarthyism 2.0 witch-hunting mob has been disarmed! They have no power over you! TELL YOUR STORY.
Now, my GUT is that this show will end up on Brilliant but Cancelled because I’m not sure its target audience has the balls to love it. I hope I’m wrong, but either way, it’s totally respectable (enviable even) to reside in the canon as too genius for television, like Freaks & Geeks, My So-Called Life, and Chocolate News.
So what do you think of the show, commenters? Let me guess: you wouldn’t watch it of your life depended on it, and I have AIDS.
Ok then; if YOU crybabies hate it, maybe it WILL be a hit.
Good job Barf; we’re proud and jealous of you back east, you delicious ass-muffiny dirty old slag.
CORRECTION: I had assumed that Lesley’s tweet was a response to tweets
and sentiments like the one from Toure above, but apparently I was mistaken: Lesley’s tweet was completely a stand-alone tweet and was not a reference to “Girls” in any way. About everything related to this post and issue, Lesley says “No comment.”