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Girls: A Complicated Growing Up

I have always had strong feelings towards Girls, but whether they are positive or negative depends entirely on the day.  My complicated feelings towards Lena Dunham are well documented, but I have stuck with it for six seasons of bad relationships, sexual mishaps and unapologetic nudity.  

Heben's and Tracy's America: Ten(ish) Women Whose America I am Proud to Live In

My first thought was, “I am so happy to be alive in Heben’s and Tracy’s America.” I am so grateful that I live at a time when I have the opportunity to watch women I admire create films, podcasts, articles, stories, and art that I find enormously inspirational.  Particularly given the current political landscape, I am grateful that I can surround myself – physically and virtually – with women who are freaking killing it.

Your Favorite Rom Com Couples Who Have Definitely Broken Up By Now

As children, we are all made to believe that Romantic Comedy couples have the strength and love to form lasting unions.  But when you meet under a case of mistaken identity, or actually hate each other, or are children, the chances of it working out are slim.  There are some movie couples that had the legs to go the distance: Harry and Sally, Bridget and Mark Darcy, Pongo and Perdita.  However these are not those couples.  Here is a definitive list of romcom couples that have surely split by now.

Annie Hall

Small portions. If only we could have Woody Allen in small portions instead of being force fed a rancid new meal every year.

Oh, "Annie Hall." A movie about a forty something white man going through a life crisis which he will describe to us using his relationships with a cavalcade of beautiful and insecure women. How exciting! How refreshing! Why is this movie called "Annie Hall"? It is less about Annie than it is about the lobsters. A more accurate title for this film would be "Alvy Singer" and an even more accurate title is "Woody Allen." Allen argues that this movie is not strictly autobiographical, yet Alvy has become the prototype for all his subsequent avatars in every future Woody Allen movie. These avatar slash stand-ins for Alvy slash Woody are generally neurotic, down-on-their-luck creative types who show no real creativity, and they're obsessed with at least one younger woman, who is conveniently and inexplicably drawn to him in turn.