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Lena Dunham is Here to Taint Beloved Children's Books

By Genevieve Burgess | Miscellaneous | March 23, 2015 |


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Bates Motel on A&E at 9:00pm ET.

It’s Me, Hilary: The Man Who Drew Eloise on HBO at 9:00pm ET. This is about Hilary Knight, the man who was the illustrator of the popular Eloise books and is narrated by Lena Dunham. Apparently Mr.Knight’s role in creating Eloise was overshadowed by the author, similar to the way the media has overshadowed his role in the documentary due to Lena Dunham’s involvement. It is also another chance for me to observe that names tend to shift from male to female, but somehow don’t shift back or remain gender neutral within general understanding. You can argue that, say, Lindsay is a gender neutral name all you like, but the only people still naming boys that are weird Southern families that would prefer you not dig too far into their estate’s history.

RuPaul’s Drag Race on Logo at 9:00pm ET.

Better Call Saul on AMC at 10:00pm ET.

Castle on ABC at 10:01pm ET. I caught an episode of this recently, as I enjoy dropping in just often enough to get a flavor of the series but not so often that I’m aware of minor plot lines, and they were making jokes about how bored Castle and Beckett were spending time alone together which… isn’t great? Like I respect series that don’t drag the “will they, won’t they” thing out too long, but you also need to have a plan for the “oh, they DEFINITELY will” that’s reasonable. Anyway, apparently the series hasn’t been picked up for an eighth season and both Nathan Fillion and Stana Katic’s contracts are running out, so the problem might just take care of itself.

Genevieve Burgess has a name that could never be mistaken for gender neutral. This is a blessing and a curse.


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