The next layer of this conversation drags into it the fact that on the last episode of the HBO show Girls, which is Lena's creation, her character has a weekend fling with a character played by actor Patrick Wilson, so everyone and their dog now needs to discuss this and how "unrealistic" it is and blah blah and they all miss the point but then they bring it back to me, because the next layer of this conversation drags into it Wilson's real life spouse, Dagmara Dominczyk, and the basic sentiment behind this conversation is "No, of course it's likely that Patrick Wilson's character could have a fling with Lena Dunham's character because have you seen Patrick's wife?"
or a double-dog dare for me to ask, How can a girl like that get a guy like this? Am I small-minded if I’m stuck on how this fantasy is too much of a fantasy and remembering what Patrick Wilson’s real-life partner looks like?*
And in all of these articles, Wilson's wife Dagmara gets dragged into the equation because " and that after two kids and hitting 35 she's gained a bit of weight" so it makes sense that Wilson's character would boink Dunham's character because in real life Wilson is married to a woman who is also not a size zero and on occasion wears a frumpy blouse and has been photographed not wearing airbrushed makeup.
This entire conversation is so soul-destroying.
Lena is gorgeous. Dagmara is gorgeous. These two women are both successful, interesting, smart, accomplished and they both seem like good people. But if the entire world is hell-bent on reducing them to their dress size than what about the rest of us women, who could never even hope to look as lovely as either of these two look on their worst hair days?