I personally love Girls, but it’s about some glaringly privileged young ladies in their 20s who are under the illusion that they are really suffering. In that way, it’s kind of a metaphor for how Americans see ourselves. Most of us are doing pretty good, even if we’re struggling, compared to conditions around the world for most of the population.
That’s why I love Tina Fey’s Blerta in this SNL parody so much. Blerta brings a strong dose of worldly reality to gentrified Brooklyn.
Here are some of my favorite lines:
Jessa: No, it’s not prositution if you don’t get paid.
Blerta: You are unpaid prostitute? You are lower than dog.
Jess: Thank you. I love your outfit by the way, where did you get that?
Blerta: A fire.
Marnie: My ex-boyfriend is an internet millionaire.
Blerta: My ex-boyfriend is buried in shallow grave.
Hannah (to Adam): Why can’t you see that I deserve better than you? Because I can see it, and Blerta can see it.
Blerta: You will never do better than this man. He is strong like ox. You are weak and soft and dressed like baby.
Hannah: I just don’t know how anything is gonna turn out.
Blerta: It’s okay, you are only 15.
Hannah: No I’m not, I’m 24.
Blerta: 24, what the f**k is wrong with you?