the audacity of Lena Dunham (and other adventures in social networking)

What my followers on Facebook, Twitter, and Google+ saw today:
• Yeah, cuz what fantasy! It’s not like real women are strong or anything, so why would a writer feel moved to *invent* strong women? “Why do you write strong female characters?”

• Cool! The Hobbit’s amazing transformations

Richard Armitage Hobbit

• It’s amazing how terrified our culture is of women who refuse to be ashamed of their bodies… The Audacity of Lena Dunham, And Her Admirable Commitment To Making Us Look At Her Naked

[This was posted at the Facebook page of the Alliance of Women Film Journalists.]

• And we should be surprised by this why…? Congressional Offices Continue to Illegally Download Movies and TV Shows

• Check out this movie clip, 85 years old, set in the London Underground… Underground: watch a clip from Anthony Asquith’s thriller set on London’s tube – video

• Love. This is a scene I would love to see.

Dexter meets Game of Thones

• Bigelow rightly reminds us that the mere depiction of a Bad Thing is not necessarily endorsement. But the *way* a Bad Thing is depicted certainly can imply endorsement… Kathryn Bigelow addresses ‘Zero Dark Thirty’ torture criticism

(hat-tip for today’s links: Vulture)

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Mate Sršen
Thu, Jan 31, 2013 3:03pm

That is pretty much what I meant, yeah. Thank you Dr. Rocketscience for condensing my thoughts for me and saving me the mental effort :-)

Tonio Kruger
Thu, Feb 28, 2013 6:56pm

I’m still surprised that MaryAnn got a Dexter reference, given that she doesn’t seem to be a big fan of that show.