Beauty And The Creative Beast

Photo Credit: Wikipedia Fair Use
Photo Credit: Wikipedia Fair Use

Since the dawn of media, stories have featured an average, or below average, looking middle aged man who somehow entrances a young beautiful woman. This has everything to do with the fact that the storyteller has most often been an average looking middle aged man. One of the most ridiculous examples being the otherwise fine movie classic, Manhattan, in which Woody Allen plays a 42 year old man with whom a 17 year old beauty, played by Mariel Hemingway, somehow becomes infatuated. Manhattan was directed by, surprise, Woody Allen, and co-written by, surprise, Woody Allen.

But now the Girls are having their revenge, as the distinctly unattractive Lena Dunham, creator of the hit HBO series “Girls,” writes parts for herself whereby a wide variety of hunky men fall for a character played by….wait for it….her. Not only did Dunham create and star in the series, she also writes and directs many episodes. But hey, give Godzilla enough creative control, and you’ll soon see a film in which Beyonce is climbing into his bed.

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