'Girls' quick fix
Source: NY Mag
Well, that was fast.
“Girls,” which has been blasted in the media for its lack of diversity, began filming its second season in Brooklyn this week.
And surprise, surprise, the creator and star of the HBO show, Lena Dunham, was photographed filming on a stoop with African-American “Community” actor Donald Glover.
Dunham spoke about the diversity controversy on NPR’s “Fresh Air” last week.
“Now we have the opportunity to do a second season and, believe me, that will be remedied,” Dunham said. “I’m really excited to introduce new characters into the world of the show. Some of them are great actors of color.”
Privately, HBO said this week that it “wouldn’t be surprised” if Season 2 of “Girls” addressed the diversity void.
But filming with an African-American actor within the first days back on set is still a surprisingly quick turnaround.
Dunham made it clear in the NPR interview that “something I really wanted to avoid was tokenism in casting.”