Some are calling HBO’s new show Girls the Sex and the City for millennials. We call it darn funny and on-point no matter your age. And it has a pretty winning crew, from writer/filmmaker Lena Dunham and producer Judd Apatow to actress Allison Williams. We asked Williams, who plays Marnie, about the cultural phenomenon that is Girls.
“I think Girls shows that while every 20-something experience is specific, there are some fundamental explorative and discovery-related aspects that we all have in common. The girls on our show, like everybody my age (including me), think our predicaments are unique. There’s a great Joan Didion quotation from Goodbye to All That about this very thing: ‘One of the mixed blessings of being twenty and twenty-one and even twenty-three is the conviction that nothing like this, all evidence to the contrary notwithstanding, has ever happened to anyone before.’ How true is that? Even as I read it, I thought, ‘Yeah, but my life is unlike anyone else’s.’ That’s how right she is.” — Allison Williams
More to explore in Culture
- Culture To Read: Richard Diebenkorn Thu, May 21, 2015
- Culture To See: Niki de Saint Phalle at Guggenheim Bilbao Mon, May 18, 2015
- Culture Word of Mouth: Cannes 2015 Sat, May 16, 2015
- Culture Insider’s Guide: Bettina Prentice’s Frieze NY Thu, May 14, 2015
- Culture Word of Mouth: Teresita Fernández’s Madison Square Park Takeover Mon, May 11, 2015