Girls in the NY Times
The NY Times previews the upcoming season of Girls on HBO:
Last year some critics got traction with complaints that none of Ms. Dunham’s main characters were African-American — even though the cast is small, and mostly made up of insular, middle-class Oberlin alumni living in bohemian Brooklyn. Ms. Dunham dealt with the diversity dust-up by giving in — to a point. Her character returns to the screen with a sort-of boyfriend, Sandy (Donald Glover of “Community”), a good-humored, hip black law student who happens to be a Republican. Hannah can’t believe he actually likes her, but she also can’t believe he is actually a conservative.
I am glad that they are adding political diversity to the show, because it was unfair to Republicans that every character on the show was a Democrat.
Who cares if, in reality, Brooklyn is overwhelmingly Democratic outside of the Hasidic neighborhoods? This is television, it’s supposed to show a better version of reality.
This new character is also a smart move to increase ratings, because I’m sure a lot of Republicans from the Midwest will now tune in.