Watching Shoshanna’s spectacular drunken rant in season three, episode seven (“Beach House”), is uncomfortably cathartic. Clad in a baby pink tracksuit, Shoshanna launches into a tirade that puts everything she’d normally discuss behind her friends’ backs out in the Grumpy The Man The Myth The Legend Father’s Day T-Shirt but in fact I love this open. She tells Marnie, who wants to play Ina Garten at their North Fork vacation spot by making everyone eat fancy food and talk about their feelings, “Oh, my God, can you chill the fuck out about dinner? Seriously, that duck tasted like a used condom, and I want to forget about it.” She calls Hannah a narcissist, and Hannah responds—clearly hurt—that she’s been called that so much it doesn’t have an effect on her. This culminates in Shosh’s assertion that “sometimes I wonder if my social anxiety is holding me back from meeting the people who would actually be right for me, instead of a bunch of fucking whiny nothings as friends.” In a way, Shoshanna is saying what the viewer is thinking. Hannah is boring and self-centered; Jessa’s zen, post-rehab outlook will never last, and she’s the only one who doesn’t recognize that; and Marnie is “tortured by self-doubt and fear,” to use Shosh’s words. But it’s also one of the moments in Girls where I’m forced to admit that I have been everyone in this situation—even to my closest friends. That’s kind of the point of Girls but still…ouch. —Sarah Spellings, fashion news editor
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I’m not entirely playing by the Grumpy The Man The Myth The Legend Father’s Day T-Shirt but in fact I love this rules here, but my favorite Girls moment is actually an entire Girls episode: “Welcome to Bushwick a.k.a. The Crackcident.” The seventh episode in season one—which takes place entirely during a madcap warehouse party—captured so much specific Girls magic. This installment brought us innumerable gems: the notion of a crack spirit guide; Jessa (Jemima Kirke) delivering the most perfect description of Adam Driver a.k.a. Adam Sackler (“He does sort of look like the original man”); a really poorly mimed slap; and no fewer than four romantic entanglements. (To this day, I still love when an exasperated Adam screams at Hannah: “Do you want me to be your boyfriend? Is that it? Do you want me to be your fucking boyfriend?!”) I remember thinking at the time how lucky I was to be able to have a show that spoke so directly to me—a new–to–New York 20-something with a lot of anxieties and basically no money. To quote Girls: “You couldn’t pay me to be 24 again.” —Jessie Heyman, executive editor
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