At the end of tonight's Girls , Adam's new girlfriend, Natalia — having just been subjected to the kind of rough, fetishistic sex that Adam prefers — pushed him off with a grimace and said, "I really didn't like that. But the episode didn't start in nightmare territory. Girls has been exceptionally self-aware this season — there's a reason, for example, that Hannah's obsessive-compulsive fixation with the number eight was introduced in this season's eighth episode — but "On All Fours" spent its first half taking the show's obsession with self-commentary to another level. Hannah's editor at Pumpt Magazine asks her to write exclusively about times when her "pudgy face was slicked with semen and sadness," as Girls itself is often accused of doing. Marnie's self-styled pop version of Kanye West's "Stronger" recalls the YouTube music video that brought Allison Williams her first moment of fame. Even the DJ at Charlie's party was playing a song that seemed to consist of someone shouting "girls, girls, girls" over and over again.
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Yes, there are funny scenes, and yes, there are funny moments, but this is mostly just a dark episode of television that ends with a desperate woman jabbing a Q-Tip into her ear, knowing it will puncture her eardrum, to achieve the proper sense of balance. She struggles to finish her book. She gets a splinter in her thigh. She abrades her eardrum with the aforementioned Q-Tip and goes to the hospital.
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Skip navigation! Story from TV Shows. As Girls edges towards its final days on the air, the show's past controversies , such its lack of diversity , are being revisited in farewell pieces about the show. In a new oral history of the series with The Hollywood Reporter , creator Lena Dunham and showrunner Jenni Konner staunchly defend a season 2 scene that sparked outrage at the time for its muddled portrayal of sexual consent. The scene in question is the fourth episode of the second season, in which Hannah's Dunham ex Adam Adam Driver forcibly has sex with new girlfriend Natalia guest star Shiri Appleby.