Girls: 10 Things We Learned
If your only insight into the life of a 20-something New Yorker was TV sitcoms, you’d be forgiven for thinking it was all a bit of frivolous fun coloured by rent-free flats, bottomless brunches and cosmopolitans on tap with a twist of philosophical “I couldn’t help but wonders”. It all seemed too good to be true, because it was. Thank god for Girls; the show that millennial women everywhere welcomed for finally painting a picture of modern life with a realistic, slightly misshapen, brush.
From badly-lit sex scenes to unlikeable characters to showing why friendships in your early twenties are never smooth sailing, Lena Dunham’s masterful portrayal of young women today was widely praised for its refreshing honesty. By meddling whimsical comedy with insightful commentary on more serious topics such as consent (see season six, episode one), Dunham’s unfiltered writing has been nothing short of revolutionary. Ahead of the series finale airing on Monday, Vogue takes a look back on the nuggets of wisdom Girls has given us over the years.