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Bravo to HBO for Backing Female Talent with Enlightened and Girls

Bravo to HBO for Backing Female Talent with Enlightened and Girls

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Two shows on TV push the envelope for leading roles for women – Laura Dern on Enlightened plays maybe one of the most complex characters I’ve seen.  And now that the show’s in trouble I can see it going the way of HBO’s Hung, another great series about women.  On Enlightened, Dern plays a newly rehabbed older woman very much in keeping with many women I know in Los Angeles…

Lena Dunham with Jon Stewart on The Daily Show

Lena Dunham with Jon Stewart on The Daily Show

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The Daily Show with Jon StewartGet More: Daily Show Full Episodes,Political Humor & Satire Blog,The Daily Show on Facebook Watch two of the dumbest presenters and one of the smartest winners at the Globes after the cut.

Girl Pressure: Why Being the Voice of a Generation Can Be Problematic

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There is probably nothing more frustrating than seeing a voice and a talent like Lena Dunham’s — maybe the coolest thing to happen to storytelling in a long while — being relegated to stories about how these girls’ lives are shaped and defined by the men they pursue. So you might be thinking, first it’s the racism thing, now it’s the sexism thing — why can’t Lena Dunham just be…