4:17 pm - 01/21/2013

Lena Dunham talks about Girls, how Donald Glover was totally not a token

That didn’t take long. Last night, after exactly two episodes and one Ayn Rand reference, Donald Glover’s black Republican was kicked off Girls. Put more specifically, he was written off the show after a mortifying breakup fight seemingly designed to answer the many criticisms surrounding Girls and its lack of racial diversity. When Vulture spoke to Lena Dunham a few weeks ago, she told us that Glover was cast before the public outcry (“why would you not want to kiss him on TV?”) but that he felt like the right actor to address certain issues. Here are a few more breakup-related thoughts from Dunham:

Much of the final breakup scene was improvised.
“There was a script but we just went HAM on the script; I mean, we went crazy. The script was the basic arc of that conversation, and the improv was my weird Missy Elliot rap lyric and the moment where Donald goes on his diatribe and he’s like, “I’m gonna get a fixed gear bike and I’m gonna date a black guy!”
All that stuff. Donald raps a lot about his relationship to being like a hipster black guy and the fact that he’s been in like a very white comedy scene and a very white like indie music scene — he has that lyric about being the only black guy at the Sufjan Stevens show — so he had a lot to say on the topic.” Read more...Collapse )

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hormoaning 21st-Jan-2013 10:10 pm (UTC)
“There was a script but we just went HAM on the script; I mean, we went crazy."

does she ever stop
gagita 21st-Jan-2013 10:10 pm (UTC)
skonka 21st-Jan-2013 10:11 pm (UTC)
Funny thing is she's exactly the chubby, provably intelligent but really not, sort of white girl black guys love to fuck.
rainbow_fish 21st-Jan-2013 10:26 pm (UTC)
groundcrown 21st-Jan-2013 10:30 pm (UTC)
astralwish 21st-Jan-2013 11:04 pm (UTC)
lbr. donald glover is pretty much playing himself in this show (the line about him in a sufjan stevens is not smart at all it's actually proving his arrogance) and irl he would never ever date lena dunham. projection
strict_joy 22nd-Jan-2013 12:15 am (UTC)
Wait... what line?
nice_vibe 21st-Jan-2013 11:53 pm (UTC)
You're making this assertion based on what?
wristtattoos 22nd-Jan-2013 12:33 am (UTC)
um she's not blonde
andisprohi 22nd-Jan-2013 01:51 am (UTC)
"Funny thing is she's exactly the chubby, provably intelligent but really not, sort of white girl black guys love to fuck."

oy vey, hon, we usually save the drug induced comments for FFAF
deltabean 22nd-Jan-2013 03:02 am (UTC)
tankmachine 21st-Jan-2013 10:12 pm (UTC)
one of the best parts of the last episode was when Adam was getting arrested or whatever and Hannah was like where are you going!?!

like bitch where do you think
grammaire 21st-Jan-2013 10:13 pm (UTC)
There are like 253522 jails they could've taken him to, though.
tankmachine 21st-Jan-2013 10:13 pm (UTC)
well yeah but Hannah is a dumbass so
sometimes_mbv 22nd-Jan-2013 09:47 am (UTC)
like, what else can she do to him? it broke my heart when she started pushing him and telling to go away :(
grammaire 21st-Jan-2013 10:12 pm (UTC)
I can't believe they got rid of his character so quickly. And making him a Republican was such a copout.
tankmachine 21st-Jan-2013 10:13 pm (UTC)
oh and when she quoted Missy Elliot and then claimed not to know who that was when Dong Lover pointed it out

i just loled at a lot of stuff in the episode k
misoras 21st-Jan-2013 10:16 pm (UTC)
idk missy elliot. is that a nickelodeon show?
tankmachine 21st-Jan-2013 10:20 pm (UTC)
disney channel actually
enema_recipe 22nd-Jan-2013 12:48 am (UTC)
That entire scene killed me omg
coulson 21st-Jan-2013 10:17 pm (UTC)
i can't anymore with girls and lena dunham and ashgatgdfjadfjlk
reesespears 21st-Jan-2013 10:17 pm (UTC)
ONTD is insane with their jealousy. It's a really good show and she seems like an ONTD member tbh.
bruxelles 21st-Jan-2013 10:30 pm (UTC)
Most of the hate comes from how overrated and overhyped Girls is (it's a mediocre show made up of a few good moments surrounded by forgettable scenes) and the dumb shit Lena says on a regular basis. There are plenty of legitimate reasons to hate the show and Lena herself, so claiming haters are "jealous" is lame as fuck.
bienenkiste 21st-Jan-2013 11:48 pm (UTC)
thank you.
marmar627 22nd-Jan-2013 04:21 am (UTC)
Yeah, I watch the show and I like some moments, but overall it's meh and I hate myself for watching it ... but love watching it to find hateable moments.
wheresandrae 21st-Jan-2013 10:39 pm (UTC)
Idg why it is considered "overhyped" by everyone because it got that label the night it premiered.

I understand having a ton of people liking the show and feeling different but only 10% of people on ONTD actually enjoy it
snapiphany 21st-Jan-2013 10:18 pm (UTC)
Thought I heard the queef klaxon go off.
viakyusu 21st-Jan-2013 10:18 pm (UTC)
Yeeeeeeaaahhhh....so much bullshit in this article for me even waste my time. TO THE NEXT POST

(Wish I could find a bigger version of this gif...)
la_petite_singe 21st-Jan-2013 10:23 pm (UTC)
I don't have a bigger one, but it is an A+++ gif.
lcacbc 21st-Jan-2013 10:24 pm (UTC)
I absolutely love this gif. they hadn't noticed he'd gone for TWO WEEKS
hannahstarr 22nd-Jan-2013 12:28 am (UTC)
helders 23rd-Jan-2013 03:32 am (UTC)
he didn't say that, though. he said she was a very good writer, just that the essay wasn't going anywhere. if someone critiquing her work is them saying "she's not good at it", she should probably choose a different one.
blame_mona 21st-Jan-2013 10:21 pm (UTC)
who is she anyways
d00ditsemily 21st-Jan-2013 10:22 pm (UTC)
I haven't watched the second episode yet but lol at him already being gone. Ok, Lena.
massielita 21st-Jan-2013 10:22 pm (UTC)
She's such a stain
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