Lena Dunham Making ‘Girls’ Season 2 More Diverse, But Who Is Donald Glover Playing?
The first season of HBO's critical darling 'Girls' certainly polarized plenty of people, but perhaps none more so than those who thought the Brooklyn adventures of Hannah, Marnie, Jessa and Shoshanna sorely lacked in diversity. Though series creator Lena Dunham had her reasons for casting the show as she did, it seems that pressure has created a few changes in season 2. But what does 'Community's' Donald Glover have to do with it?
Want more diversity for 'Girls' in the show's second season? You got it! Speaking at Fortune Magazine's Most Powerful Women summit, 'Girls' creator Lena Dunham expressed her "heartbreak at the idea that the show would make anyone feel isolated," and re-affirmed her goal that "all I want to do is make women feel excited and included by the show."
Dunham's different approach to the second season will address criticism from "women of color who want to see themselves reflected on screen." Though a hot-button series, the HBO comedy faced staunch criticism in its first season for lacking any strong, diverse characters. And though much more than a diversity hire, it's been revealed that 'Community' star Donald Glover will appear beginning with the season's first episode, acting indeed as a new love interest for Dunham's Hannah Horvath.
Well, what say you? Will Donald Glover's inclusion in 'Girls' season 2 bring a different flavor to the series? What other criticisms might Lena Dunham address? Give us your take on 'Girls' in the comments!