Guys, we finally have confirmation that Lena Dunham reads Crushable religiously and subscribes to all of our opinions about herself and her show. What other explanation is there for the fact that she has resorted to plucking an actor off of a show that we really love and are obsessed with — Orange Is The New Black – and dropping her seamlessly into a show that we’re kiiind of on the fence about – Girls?
The actor in question is Danielle Brooks, who plays Taystee on OINTB, and recently spoke to Ebony Magazine. In that interview, she revealed that she’d just filmed an episode of Girls. I see you over there, Lena — trying to make me like your show better by taking opportunities in the middle of it to remind me of Litchfield Prison. Oh and this is a double bonus for you because Danielle is black, and as the entire world has been telling you for the past two seasons, black people exist in the world, ergo they should probably be portrayed on your show. Here’s Danielle talking about what’s coming up for her:
“Of course you’re going to get to see a lot of Taystee in season two [of OINTB] and I just shot an episode of ‘Girls’ for HBO. I will be the first Black woman to be on ‘Girls,’ so that’s exciting for me”
Okay what? I knew things were pretty dire as far as representation of humans who aren’t female, white, twenty-something, and angsty. Oh and there’s one more gem from this Danielle Brooks interview:
“Other than that I just don’t know. I’m hoping Melissa McCarthy will hit a sister up.”
UM YES. HIT A SISTER UP. Immediately.
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