What’s a worse fate: clumsy token diversity or honest whiteness? Ms. Dunham may at least in part understand her untenable position. In the second episode Hannah goes on a job interview and gets comfortable with the interviewer, who like her is a young, white creative type. But she gets too comfortable, making an off-color joke that rapidly shifts the tone of the conversation. “Jokes about rape, or race, or incest or any of that kind of stuff, it’s not office O.K.,” her interviewer tells her before showing her the door. In other words, feel free to write what you know, but understand it’s not for everyone. —
from the article ‘Broadcasting a World of Whiteness’ by Jon Caramonica
CTG: Great read for those following the lambasting that Dunham has been taking.