I dont have cable. Even though I love watching TV, I mostly get to watch it later through Netflix or Hulu Plus. About a month ago, I acquired my friend’s HBO Go login. So I had heard no hype about the new HBO show Girls (was there even any at all? I’m seriously unaware). Thank goodness my curiosity took the better of me, because I found some major new girl crushes.
The show follows Hannah (played by Lena Dunham who also wrote and directed the show) and her three friends; the free-spirited Jessa (Jemmia Kirke), the semi-uptight, seemingly perfect Marnie (Allison Williams), and hilariously innocent Shoshanna (Zosia Mamet). What I like most about the show is that it seems real to me, and I can connect all the characters to my life situations, or even people I know.
For me, I have two clear favorites (Shoshanna and Jessa!) but really, every girl is totally crush worthy. Hannah’s quirky humor paired with Marnie’s sensable ways makes them the perfect best friend duo.
I have been a fan of Claire Danes since she arrived on the scene in the short-lived television series “My So Called Life” back in. . . (well maybe we don’t need to go back that far.)
So when I saw her grinning face on the cover of a movie poster, wearing a curly wig and a western shirt, I knew I had to see this movie. Temple Grandin? I had no idea what, when, or who, all I know is that (generally speaking) where Claire goes, I follow.
How do you begin to describe such a quirky and heartfelt film?
If I were Temple, I might describe it in a series of pictures; flashing images that recollect the intriguing story of a very special autistic girl who grew up to become not only a doctor in animal behavior, but a bridge between parents and their autistic children.
Set in the 1960′s, Danes portrays the wild-haired animal lover with a bright golden Arizona backdrop behind, and a seemingly endless array of social obstacles in the midst. With a love for science and inventing, the young Grandin rises to a become a uniquely humane designer in the cattle industry.