Warning: I’m going to sound like I’m being mean today as I explore what it apparently takes to “Make America” as a woman these days.
The reason why I’m going to be mean is that, according to PBS, it takes being a silly, stupid cow with delusions of grandeur, ginormous self-esteem issues and a propensity for exposing herself to anyone who pays for HBO and bothers to watch Girls.
In other words, it takes being Lena Dunham, a self-made loser and a blight on womankind.
PBS says it plans to air a new installment of its Makers: The Women Who Make America series (which is incidentally unacceptably repetitive), this time featuring interviews with Girls star and creator Lena Dunham and comedian Sarah Silverman. This is the same Silverman who recently performed at “A Night of A Thousand Vaginas,” an “emergency benefit to help Texas women” affected by the state’s new abortion restrictions.
In other words, like Dunham, she’s a talentless, pride-less loser.
This is the kind of person PBS wants to honor for making America what it is today. And let’s face it, what America is today is a mess.
But sure, let’s celebrate the kind of people who make it that way by providing “comedy and drama gold by exploring what it’s really like to be a young woman today.” Those are PBS’ words, not mine. Mine would include pointing out that being “a young woman today” apparently means behaving like a directionless, dangerous little slut.
(Nope, that statement has no claws to it. It’s just the blunt truth.)
Admittedly, I’ve never actually seen Girls before, but I would bet my bottom dollar on the accuracy of my assessment when Dunham herself detailed that “Gossip Girl was teens duking it out on the Upper East Side and Sex and the City was women who figured out work and friends and now want to nail family life. There was this ‘hole-in-between’ space that hadn’t really been addressed.” Moreover, she “revere[s]” Sex and the City “just as much as any girl of my generation.” It’s apparently an inspiration to Girls’ writers, producers and stars alike.
I did watch that show over a long week battling the flu a few winters ago. And guess what it was about? It was about directionless, dangerous little sluts trying to navigate life by giving it up to some of the most worthless trash New York City had to offer. In real life, I’m sure Carrie and her friends would have contracted a multitude of STDs, and in the show they actually did discuss dealing with unwanted pregnancies and other undesirable complications.
They were losers. Pathetic, shallow, slutty materialists who honestly believed life revolved around their looks, their possessions and sexual fulfillment.
Since that’s what’s making America, America isn’t made of much.