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