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Girls 106: Tight like a baby

Submitted by on May 21, 2012 – 5:46 PMNo Comment

From my recap of last night’s Girls at Press Play:

When Eric jokes that he knows the florist has a job opening, Hannah retreats to the safety of Gotham-centric condescension, saying she’d get “a real job, like a teacher or something.” Eric, bless his heart, doesn’t point out that she’d need a master’s or certification to do that, just asks what her real job in New York is. She snaps that she’s a writer, like she told him. Eric is surprised: “That’s how you make money?” Hannah non-answers, “I don’t have any money.” I had that “no no no, it’s not what I do, it’s what I am” conversation about my career several times. In those conversations, it’s impossible not to sound like a stubborn jackass who should suck it up and sit for the LSATs before she winds up in bankruptcy court, and that’s exactly what Hannah sounds like. But I can relate.

Look forward to your comments over at PP!



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