GIRLS (S.2, Ep.5) – “One Man’s Trash”
I know, I know. The common complaint circulating critics’ corners, blogs and such was that this episode’s premise was wildly implausible – a superfluously stunning doctor meeting homely Hannah Horvath in her unsightly romper and getting hot and heavy on his perfect countertop, on his perfect bed, on his perfect ping pong table, on his perfect floor.
But come on people, think outside of your little self-absorbed bubbles. There was Jude Law & the nanny, Prince Charles & Camilla, Arnold Schwarzenegger & the maid, Tiger Woods and countless women, Hugh Grant & that hooker, Ethan Hawke & the nanny, Kristen Stewart & that Snow White director…the list goes on. THIS STUFF HAPPENS!
Besides, I personally find it extremely alluring that Hannah is so comfortable with her body. Her confidence is an aphrodisiac…and I’m quite sure there are men out there who appreciate that level of brashness to a girl who has no bearing in regards to her body.
What I perceive one of the take-aways to be is that at one point or another, we yearn to be longed for & lusted after. Class, titles & status notwithstanding, what it boils down to is basic human nature — skin is skin. It’s the weakness of the flesh. Whether you’re Hannah Horvath or Heidi Klum, if you’re a warm body that someone can get in bed with, you’re a comely contender. Within the context of this episode/show at least…when it comes to fuck buddies or one-night-stands, desire doesn’t discriminate.
I must admit, it was rather funny watching Jordan cringe & squirm at those crude shots of fleshy, floppy Hannah. 🙂