Hannah Horvath Is Wrong: Living in New York Does Not Automatically Make You More Interesting Than People Who Don’t

One of the many fallacies propagated by Hannah Horvath a.k.a. Lena Dunham is the quote, “You are from New York, therefore you are naturally interesting.” Firstly, there are hillbillies more interesting that certain born and bred New Yorkers who think they’re God’s gift to mankind. Secondly, Hannah is from Michigan, not New York (an insult to Madonna and in direct opposition to the fact that Dunham is the archetype of a silver spooned New Yorker just like the rest of her fellow cast members).

The quote that launched a thousand vanities
The quote that launched a thousand vanities

In addition to the fact that Dunham ruined the subculture of North Brooklyn by obliterating it when she put it on blast and hiked the rent prices as a result of Greenpoint/Williamsburg/Bushwick’s sudden allure, she has also lent a manufactured sort of character to everything in the neighborhood. It all holds the taint of Girls and the so-called struggles of mid-20s white girls and their sexual escapades/career aversions.

More NYC narcissism
More NYC narcissism

Indeed, everything that happens to Hannah, Shoshannah (Zosia Mamet), Marnie (Allison Williams) and Jessa (Jemima Kirke) is so rich in banality and commonplaceness with regard to the fact that, yes, this happens to pretty much every girl in Brooklyn–and even beyond. And while the suits at HBO may love the “relatability,” there was something far more interesting about the unattainability of Carrie Bradshaw‘s rock n’ roll lifestyle. But hey, Hannah is from New York, so everything she does is more interesting, right?