More Men Writers on GIRLS Than Women Next Season

Apropos of the hullabaloo about the understaffing of women (and all other minority) writers on TV:

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The Girls Writers’ Room Is Now Over 50% Male
by Madeleine Davies

Season two of Girls is close to wrapping up and, alongside the season finale, so goes the several of the successful show’s staff writers. As it turns out, many of the series’ scribes were quietly let go last fall which is around the same time that they would have been expected to start planning Season 3. As of now, no plans have been made to replace them.

In a statement, an HBO spokesperson announced:

“The approach to the third season is identical to our two previous seasons. Our writers this year include Judd Apatow, Jenni Konner, Lena Dunham, Bruce Eric Kaplan, Murray Miller, Paul Simms, Sarah Heyward and, occasionally, Lena’s parents. We are very excited to get started on Season 3.”

Absent from that list includes Season 2 writers Deborah Schoeneman, Steve Rubinshteyn and the oft times controversial Duchess of Ironic Racism Lesley Arfin (who, as Dunham admitted at the 2012 New Yorker Festival, was actually let go last Spring).

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