Categorised | US TV

Tags | None

Question of the week: do you need to be in it?

Posted on April 23, 2012 | Post a comment | Bookmark and Share

As if HBO's Girls wasn't annoying enough people this week, one of its writers (presumably white, upper middle class, etc) has complained about the movie Precious on the grounds that "I didn't see me in it". Now leaving aside the issue of whether she was, as she claimed, being ironic (bloody hipsters), that leads us nicely into this week's question:

Do you need to be 'in' a drama to enjoy it? Does there have to be a point of identification for you? And in more general terms do you feel the need to be represented in drama in general - if not in every drama, at least in some?

Personally, I'd cringe seeing someone like myself on screen. But how about you?

Answers below or on your own blog, please

Allowable comments

You can leave just about any kind of comment you like. You can argue, suggest I am (or anyone else is) wrong, leaving general messages of love – anything. However, you absolutely can't leave messages that attack other commenters (or me), are simple variations of "your review sucks" or that are misogynistic, racist, homophobic, etc: your comment will either be edited or deleted and you'll be barred from leaving any further comments. We want to keep it civil here.


You can hide a spoiler by putting <spoiler> before it and </spoiler> after it. Hover over a spoiler to reveal it!

Featured Articles

Twin Peaks

Lynch at his best in years