HBO’s latest hit, Girls, has come under fire for showing yet one more version of New York as a white world where people of color don’t exist. Writer Rebecca Carroll of the Daily Beast talks about feeling left out of the show as a black girl.
I’m more inclined to agree with the article “What’s the Big Deal About the Lack of Black ‘Girls?’ “ in which Madame Noire’s Brande Victorian takes on critics of the new “it” show, saying that its writer, Lena Dunham, should be allowed to represent her version of reality, which may, in fact, be all white.
The drama and criticism surrounding Girls is not unlike the criticism lobbed at Mad Men for the lack of diversity in that show during prior seasons. Like Victorian, I didn’t find that to be much of a problem; rather, I read