Does Lena Dunham's Girls really represent modern 20-something women?

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Do the New York foursome in Girls provide a glimpse into real life or is the TV show ridiculous? We investigate...

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Girls has been hailed as a looking glass into the lives of 20-something women, but how accurate is it in reality? Here's our take...

Don't pay to get the latest fashion trends


When it comes to fashion, the Girls troupe are more interested in vintage pieces, wearable staples and, in Marnie's case, smart dresses that help to bring out her inner professional. If there's a way to get the latest trends for less we're all over it - just like Hannah and the gang.

What does 'disposable income' even mean?


Paying for rent (or heaven forbid a mortgage), food, travel, life staples (toothpaste, shampoo etc) and nights out is pretty much a constant worry. It's not hard to relate to Lena Dunham's Hannah when she begs her parents for money to help her realise her dreams of becoming a writer.

Paranoid and prone to over-thinking every situation


Marnie can't relax, Jessa's always making mistakes, Shosh is terrified and Hannah can't understand her own emotions. Doesn't sound too far from real-life to us.

Flat sharing can ruin friendships


Hannah and Marnie's friendship is tested by the fact that they live in each others' pockets. Anyone who's flat sharing right now will definitely be able to relate...

Meeting a man in a big city is hard work


So, you live in a city with a million people, but can you find an eligible normal man in that city? Absolutely NOT. Just like Shosh, the dream of meeting a handsome man who doesn't live with his mum is pretty much the hardest task of them all.

Girls series three starts 20 January 10pm on Sky Atlantic HD. See a sneak peek at the new series in the trailer below...



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