Played by Zosia Mamet, Shoshanna is you who dreamed of life in the big city, only to be disappointed by how awful it smells and how rude people are. She’s you who grew up upper middle class in a cute two-story home, thinking of ways to rebel against your lame parents. She’s you whose naivete is constantly crushed by the real world. In short, if you’re the archetypal suburban girl, consider her your spirit animal. Here are a few more examples:
You’ve been told all your life to follow your dreams:Third base was the biggest deal at your high school, then you got to college and realized this: Mamet and her Girls co-stars give dating advice to all the Suburban girls out there…
The skeletons in your closet include multiple shoplifting incidents, the curfew ticket you got for sneaking out of the house to see your ex, and this:You can’t help that your point of reference for everything is a YA movie: You travel in a pack to the rare warehouse party you go to because you have no idea how to start small talk with the people who go to warehouse parties: You’re all about crazy life experiences to build up your street cred, but you freak out about them in the moment: You still think online dating is taboo, and you’re holding onto the rom-com idea that you’ll meet the love of your life while walking your dog at the park:
You think this about every hottie at a party (but keep it yourself):You secretly pick and choose friends according to who can complete your Sex and the City foursome: Summering in the Hamptons is a life goal: A genuine good time to you still means participating in something associated with your fond childhood memories, like wrapping Christmas presents, grilling hot dogs on the 4th, or this:
You talk on the phone like this:You can only take so much of those big-city, pretentious pseudo-intellectuals: And you say you’re “so over it,” all of it, at least once a week… …but no matter how much you try to be, you’re still weirdly incapable of being jaded.
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