In a Huffpo blog post, former NBA super star Kareem Abdul-Jabbar explains why the HBO hit Girls is so important to the 50+ male crowd that criticizes Lena Dunham’s work. While Lena and myself dismiss these old men as people who just don’t *understand,* Kareem points out that the largest group of viewers watching the show happens to be 50+ year old guys who want to learn more about the girls in their 20′s. Gross. Really gross. Like, I know you’re watching this show so you can hit on girls at the bar gross.
So what are these creepy guys learning about white girls?
Their world is mostly white.
This is soo true. You don’t have to spend money on premium channels to figure this out. Just pick 10 of your white female friends on Facebook and look through their photos (if you’re going to be a creep, you might as well be looking at girls photos on Facebook, and keep the creepy close to home). How many people of color are there? Two for every 100 photos? Yeah…
They like to talk about (and sometimes engage in) sex.
They’re too self-conscious, too cutesy, and not that funny.
Again, this is all really obvious. Although, I’m happy someone else finds most girls in their 20′s to be not that funny. You’re cute, just run with that.
The guys are more interesting than the girls.
As is true in life. Girls are filled with boring drama about nothing. Absolutely nothing. While guys go out and do shit. Unless you’re into boring girl drama.
That’s not to say that women can’t be interesting – but that’s the point. To be a woman you need to live life and grow a little as a person. To be a girl…you just need the right parts.
Thanks retired basketball star most notably in the movie Airplane!. You’ve explained a cultural phenomenon in a way that only a creepy old man could.