Lex Stefano

Lex Stefano

What Should Happen in the Final Season of Girls According to My Dad

My dad is a total 20-something (in disguise as a 50-something suburban man). With Hulu, Netflix, HBOGo accounts, he keeps up with all trendy TV shows, including some of my all-time favorites. He binged the first two seasons of Broad City last summer, was hip to Inside Amy Schumer before I was, religiously watches Game of Thrones (although he has trouble keeping up with the plotlines, but hey, don’t we all?), and, like all good millennials, my dad loves Girls.

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He’s been watching the misadventures of Hannah Horvath (Lena Dunham), Marnie Michaels (Allison Williams), Jessa Johansson (Jemima Kirke), and Shoshanna Shapiro (Zosia Mamet) since the show first premiered on HBO back in 2012. And now that the final season is almost here, I asked him if he is excited to watch the girls’ stories wrap up for good.

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To my horror, he told me he quit Girls circa season four. But, upon my insistence, he agreed to binge season five. To his credit, there was definitely a bit of a lull during the fourth season, but the fifth was nothing short of a grand redemption. And after watching all 10 episodes, he agreed: Girls was back and better than ever. But he still has a few thoughts and fears for the final season. Here, everything dad hopes will happen in the sixth and final season of Girls.


“I hope Marnie doesn’t fall under Desi’s (Ebon Moss-Bachrach) spell again cause he’s such an a-hole,” my dad, ever-protective, said. “I want her music to continue to progress but she [should] stay away from him romantically.” He clearly wants better things for Marni, but Desi, not so much: “Honestly, I hope that Desi keeps cycling through ‘soulmates’ because it’s entertaining to watch.”

As for Ray (Alex Karpovsky), my dad is hoping that his poor heart doesn’t get broken again. “But it probably will because [Marni] needs more than what [Ray] can give.” I, personally, am hoping for a Ray and Shosh romance rekindle but my dad doesn’t see that happening either. “But maybe they’ll open a whole chain of anti-hipster coffee shops together,” he said encouragingly. “And whatever happened to Ray running for the community board? I want to see what happens with that plotline.”

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It also seems he has grimmer expectations than I do for Jessa and Hannah’s friendship. A reconciliation seems “unlikely” according to my dad. But the girls’ friendships have seen plenty of ups and downs throughout the past five seasons, and they always come out of it for the better, right? Dad, I really hope you’re wrong about this one.


Like me, my dad does think Adam (Adam Driver) and Jessa make a good couple, but he’s hoping that they “don’t kill each other,” he said. “But it’s gonna be hard.” And as for Adam’s acting career, he’s pulling for more off off-Broadway roles. “We don’t want him to get him too successful. Like, no Jersey Boys or anything,” he mused. “Not that he would ever say yes to a role like that.” Please join me now, in picturing Adam singing “Oh What a Night,” in full Jersey Boys costume.

And of course, there’s Hannah’s ever-elusive writing career. My dad wants Hannah to gets her writing career back on track: “Maybe she can find a way to continue to teach. She was a really good teacher. But also explore her writing career at the same time.” That being said, Maude Apatow, who played Hannah’s student/friend in the fourth season was definitely one of my favorite guest stars on the show to date.

Another small detail he wants to see continue through the final season? “Hannah should keep running!” Wise words, dad.

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Girls returns on Sunday, Feb. 12 at 10 p.m. ET.

Gucci Just Debuted a Huge Hand-PaintedMural for NYFW

With New York Fashion Week just a couple of days away, Gucci is already making a big statement away from the runway.

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The fashion house debuted a huge art mural in Soho Tuesday, as a part of their new partnership with Colossal Media. In a press release, the company announced that the wall will serve as a way to highlight the “beauty and and uniqueness of the almost forgotten art form of hand painted outdoor advertising.”

The mural launched with a design hand-painted by San Francisco-based illustrator Jayde Fish, who caught the eye of Creative Director Alessandro Michele, thanks to her Instagram page. Michele was so impressed by Fish’s designs that several of her illustrations are also featured in the Women’s Spring/Summer 2017 collection.

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It took six days to paint the illustration, which shows a woman looking through a telescope on a journey into the unknown. It debuted Tuesday to coincide with NYFW, and will remain up and covering the majority of a massive 2,500 square foot wall, until the end of March.

Locals and those visiting the city during that time will also have access to a Snapchat geofilter, which was created by Fish.

Kim Kardashian West Shares the Cutest Snap of Saint West Yet

What a little water baby!

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Kim Kardashian West shared several never-before-seen photos from the Kardashian-Jenner family’s recent vacation to Costa Rica on Instagram today, including an adorable snap of her and and husband Kanye West‘s darling son Saint West. In the heart-melting image, the mother of two plays in the pool with her little boy and throws him up in the air as he smiles. The famous 1-year-old looks super thrilled to be taking a dip in the ‘gram, which Mrs. West simply captioned with a blue heart emoji.


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Earlier today, the 37-year-old posted several more shots from the picturesque getaway, including one that shows the Keeping Up with the Kardashians star jumping off of a cliff into the water below.

Costa Rica 🇨🇷

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The cute mother-son picture was taken where the group stayed at Villa Manzu, an incredible private mansion that’s available to book for $16,500 a night on vacation rental site HomeAway.

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We only have one question: Can we come along next time?

Side Eye Humblebrag and OtherNew WordsAre Now in the Merriam-Webster Dictionary

The Merriam-Webster Dictionary just got a little more hip.

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While “Bad and Boujee” didn’t make the cut for the new words and terms added to its lengthy pages this time around, more than 1,000 other words and phrases did, with side-eye, humblebrag, and photobomb all landing in its pages.

The company announced the words that it added Tuesday, having a little fun with the news by posting GIFs and definitions for some of the new additions on its Twitter page.

Like “shade”, which the dictionary defines as “a subtle, sneering expression of contempt for or disgust with someone—sometimes verbal, and sometimes not.”

Face palm is also on the list, defined as, “to cover one’s face with the hand as an expression of embarrassment, dismay, or exasperation.”

They also added ghost as a verb, because if someone ever ghosts you, you need to know exactly what went down.

Binge-watching, as well as ginger as a term for redheads, FLOTUS, SCOTUS, and many more were also added to the list. Take a peek at all of the new additions to the dictionary on Merriam Webster’s website.