HBO has a new series premiering this Sunday titled Girls.
The New York Times wrote this review.
It sounds like it will explore many culturally relevant issues for our time, and the writing and acting are supposedly good.
The thing i wonder about is why the exploration requires “graphic” sex scenes, according to the New York Times.
Does graphic sex really add to the audiences’ understanding of the dilemmas, fears, hopes, dreams and feelings of the characters in the story? The show appears to tackle some great issues facing 20somethings in the world today. But watching two people go at it in a scene taken from a porn video doesn’t give me any appreciation of those feelings.
And it doesn’t add anything to the storyline.
What would be more valuable would be intelligent writing and acting that really examines issues of fear, isolation, sexual expectations, dreams and so on without resorting to the easy convention of nudity.