Look Who’s Coming To Clown With The “Girls”

January 8, 2013  |  

Source: Pacific Coast News

There’s a pleasant surprise in store for fans of HBO’s hit series “Girls.” After complaints that the series didn’t feature any people of color, creator and star Lena Dunham is addressing the issue, just like she said she would.  She’s tapped “Community” cast member and rapper (known as Childish Gambino), Donald Glover to play as Hannah’s (Lena Dunham) new love interest, Sandy.

Aww I guess it’s official Adam is completely out of there, just as he started acting like he had some sense. Smh.

Aah well. It’ll be interesting to see what Donald Glover brings to the table, especially since, as Hollywood Reporter noted in their review of the new season that Sandy, a Republican, will serve Hannah a bit of a wake up call when it comes to her thoughts on race.

“When Sandy calls out Hannah’s knowledge of race and its ramifications, she goes on a self-righteous, defensive rant, and Sandy says, “You just said a Missy Elliott lyric.”

While I’ll definitely be glad to see Donald Glover on this show, because I do think he’ll be an asset, I’m not entirely sure if the series really needed people of color. But now that he’s here, let’s hope that the show is able to authentically deal with this new character, the way its dealt with other issues that came in the first season.

I’m optimistic.

What do you think about this new character of color? Are you glad that Lena Dunham added Glover or did you think the show was fine the way it was?

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  • dddooonnnttt

    Well color me shocked! She’s asked to deal with lack people and it comes in the form of dating a black guy. Not a character who’s a GIRL…
    Anyway, this show wasentirely too white for me so IRDC anyway. Donald Glover is a cutie and Im glad he’s working.

  • sally

    I couldn’t actually say if I think Glover is a good addition
    to Girls, because sadly I’ve never seen the show. You probably think I’m from outer space or
    something, but I just never got around to checking it out! I definitely plan to
    ASAP though, especially now that they’ve added this funny man into the mix.
    Luckily, it’ll be super easy for me to get up to speed on the show, since the
    entire first season is available to rent from the Blockbuster @Home service
    through DISH. Now all I have to do is find a few friends from my office at DISH
    that are just as out of the loop on Girls as I am to watch it with me!

  • ieshapatterson

    This and shameless,along with scandal, NEED to come back on.

  • Can’t wait until Sunday… this show is HILARIOUS!!

  • scandalous7

    He is perfect for the show. Totally see him as apart of the cast. I luv luv luv this show though, so different and refreshing. Bravo Lena Dunham

  • Nisa

    I watch the show, but I can’t watch it too much. It’s about a stupid arse white girl running around NY with stupid/white girl problems.

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  • Kenedy

    I like the show….i don’t care that it doesn’t have black people in it…i don’t watch shows because of the amount of colored people in it…i loved the heck out of sex & the city. I watch them because i enjoy them, the plots, characters. I do like Donald Glover & I’m glad he’s joining the cast.

  • kickash

    I don’t really watch the show but I am a fan of Donald Glover/Childish Gambino, so I may check it out now to see what he does with this character. Either way, if they were looking for a black character, he would be the best choice since he has a hipster vibe that would probably fit well with the show.

  • Awesome. I am a big fan. Lena is an intelligent writer. Hopefully she consults some black writers so the new beau can hav e a tad more authenticity.

    • Dom

      And the black man acting in the role isnt enough to make it authentic?

      • dddooonnnttt

        He’s not the writer. So if they write his character poorly, his ideas of ‘authenticity’ could fall flat.