The Welcome Demise of the Modern Misanthrope

“You walk in a room and hate everyone,” a Greek lover said to me a little while back. “You are misanthropos.” Seeing as we were lying in each other’s arms after a party I’d just thrown for a dozen or so friends, at first I didn’t know where he was getting that one from.  He couldn’t have read my earlier blog posts when I joked about being a modern misanthrope,

Lena Dunham

Lena Dunham Makes My Stomach Churn. In a Good Way. (I Think.)

No one could ever hate me as much as I hate myself, okay? So any mean thing someone’s gonna think of to say about me, I’ve already said to me, about me, probably in the last half hour!” – Hannah Horvath in ‘Girls’

There is no doubt about it: After her Directors Guild win a couple of nights ago for Outstanding Comedy Series, Lena Dunham is even more the voice of her generation than she was before.  And she’s already been that since the series she writes, directs and stars in, Girls, caught fire the instant it premiered on HBO last year.